Determinants of social capital and differential success: Building a Better Life

Funder: Community-College Social Innovation Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Researchers at NorQuest College along with their partners at the Edmonton Public Library and over 40 community collaborators are engaged in a three-year research project, funded by the federal Community-College Social Innovation Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This project utilizes a community-built methodology that was developed in collaboration with over 40 agencies in the Edmonton area that serve the marginalized. It is a study that looks at social capital including the barriers people face and the strengths they use to transcend marginalization as they work to ‘Build a Better Life’.


December 2018 update:

Resources for the Community

It is the desire of the principal investigators that this project remain the property of the community that built it. To that end, the final report, the booklet, the case study life maps, the methodology map, and the data presentations will be available for download here as they become available.

Downloadable resources:

In partnership with:

Edmonton Public Library
Edmonton Public Library




 
Researchers:

Marlene Mulder, Principal Investigator
Research Analyst
NorQuest College Research Office

Bob Marvin, Principal Investigator
Emeritus
NorQuest College

Project Coordinator:

Colette Cornejo

Research Partner:

Edmonton Public Library

For more information:

BetterLife@NorQuest.ca