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Principles for Conducting Research in the Jane Finch Community

Posted on: September 24, 2022

"The Jane Finch Community Research Partnership was created in 2016 as a result of ongoing engagement between members of the Jane Finch community and York University faculty and librarians. Our goal is to address the historical research relationships that have existed and continue to exist between the Black Creek Jane Finch community, York University and other academic institutions. Our work has been focused on creating a community procedure for reviewing and approving research in the Jane Finch community, establishing a Jane Finch Research Collection which makes research more readily accessible for Community members and developing resources for researchers looking to conduct research in the community.

The principles in this document are intended to be used as a guide to support and strengthen research relationships between academic institutions, researchers, students, community members, residents and organizations in the Jane Finch community.

In this 2020 webinar Talisha Ramsaroop, with York’s Toronto Dominion Community Engagement Centre, shares the journey that York and the Jane-Finch community has embarked on over several years around the creation of the community ethics framework.

The principles summarize the Jane Finch Community Research Partnerships expectations regarding respectful and ethical behaviour by researchers who work in the community and helps ensure that all research on or involving members from the Jane Finch community gives respect to the community and to community members’ perspectives, knowledge and values.

This document was developed to:

  • Protect community members from potential harms related to participation in academic research
  • Facilitate accountability in academic research
  • Focus on the community so academic research is respectful, just and beneficial to the community
  • Encourage academic institutions and their members to make research accessible and create opportunities for the community to fully participate, collaborate and engage with research"

Summary

The principles in this document are intended to be used as a guide to support and strengthen research relationships between academic institutions, researchers, students, community members, residents and organizations in the Jane Finch community.
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