Past Research Projects

Giving in Action Program Evaluation

The Giving in Action Program Evaluation was a cost benefit analysis of the Giving in Action Fund (GIA) administered by the Vancouver Foundation. The GIA has two components – the Family Independence Fund (FIF) and the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) – both with a core intent to support individuals and their families […]

Home Sharing: Evaluating the Outcomes for People who have Moved from Group Homes to Home Share

This mixed‐methods research project, initiated and funded by Community Living British Columbia, will evaluate the outcomes for people who have moved from group home living arrangements into home sharing arrangements since 2007. An emphasis will be given to understanding individuals’ satisfaction in their current home sharing experience with special focus on understanding their current quality […]

Home Sharing: Exploring the Experiences of Self Advocates, Home Share Providers and Family Members

Home sharing is a residential living arrangement in which one or more adults with intellectual disability shares a home with an individual or family (non-custodial) who is contracted to provide support. Home sharing is the fastest growing residential option in British Columbia increasing 350% over the past 15 years with over 50% of individuals receiving […]

Examining the Organization of Healthcare for Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in BC: A Critical Interpretive Policy Analysis

The study brings together researchers, community living organizations, and healthcare providers to examine the implementation of healthcare policy into practice. In BC, Health Services for Community Living (HSCL) is a provincial policy, introduced following the closure of institutions for adults with ID, which specifically addresses the healthcare needs of this population. The aim of this […]

Mapping Inclusive Employment Practices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Participatory Research Mapping Approach

This project is developing, implementing and testing an online interactive database, The BC Employment Mapping Tool, that will function as an accessible, searchable online mapping database of best practices concerning the employment of people with developmental disabilities. The tool is being designed to serve as a resource for service providers (employment and community living providers), […]