Research ethics

In our research we hold ourselves accountable to the community groups and residents of Parc Extension. We are members of the Community Based Action Research Network in Parc ex (CBAR), a clearing house for research projects that are locally relevant and involve residents in an equitable way.

Many of our actions are developed in conversation with the Comité d’action de Parc-Extension (CAPE). We stress the need for research to follow principles of informed consent, mitigation of harm, and the right of withdrawal by participants, as outlined in consent guidelines provided by the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Additionally, when research is supported by academic research funding, we also comply with the institutions’ ethics approval process. We have also constituted a community advisory board to help us address any issues related to accountability and ethics that we may have as we lead our research.

We strive to keep data confidential and are accountable to the communities represented by the data.

The data published on this website has been anonymized or has been published with the consent of the individuals. It is possible to request the removal of data published on the website, should circumstances change for the individuals and they no longer wish to be identifiable. Please contact us if you would like us to remove information about your experience.

Data that is not made public on the website is confidential and will not be shared with third parties.