Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.42
Liaison Dave Cano
Submission Date Feb. 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Connor Donald
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Centre for Research on Health, Equity, and Social Inclusion

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

CRHESI’s objectives are to:
• Provide support for Western University professors, students and community partners to conduct innovative research related to health equity and social inclusion that optimizes participation of, and outcomes for, people who experience vulnerability or marginalization.
• Facilitate a research context that optimizes engagement with community partners and individuals with lived experience who both participate in and utilize research related to health equity and social inclusion.
• Enhance the mobilization and utilization of research related to health equity and social inclusion for evidence-based decision making in health and public policy, as well as service delivery.
• Create relationships of trust between and among funders, policy makers, service providers, service users, individuals with lived experience and researchers to address emergent needs in our community related to health equity and social inclusion, creating pathways for effecting positive, evidence-informed change in our communities.
• Enhance the profile of Western University faculty, students, and community partners as leaders in research related to health equity and social inclusion in Ontario and Canada, which will not only contribute to the university’s social responsibility mandate, but will also optimize outcomes on obtaining research funding.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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