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Connec ng Research to the Community Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families

Who we are.

The Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families (CUP) is a unique collaboraon among the University of Alberta, community agencies, and organizaons in and around Edmonton. We are commied to improving the health and well-being of children and families, to creang understanding, to encouraging learning, and to improving programs and services that support child and family development.

What we do. CUP provides connections to research and

CUP works to develop opportunies for researchers, service providers, and policy

connections to the people

makers to:

who are actually doing the

• collaborate on research projects that advance

direct service delivery – giving us the information we need to make the right

knowledge • improve policies and pracces • facilitate sharing informaon about child and family development

decisions. Marni Pearce Director Cross Ministry Services Alberta Educa on




Prac ce

Our approach. CUP is about:

• community-based research and evaluaon Our approach to research and evaluaon focuses on strengths within the community.

• collaboraons and partnerships

CUP builds both awareness in the community and skills so that we as community people learn a lot about the research

We bring researchers, praconers, and

process as well as what we

community members together to discuss and

are researching.

share informaon on important issues and to collaborate on projects.

• sharing knowledge By bringing researchers and praconers together, we learn from each other and can share challenges, insights, and knowledge to develop and refine best pracces.

Michelle Craig Manager, Early Childhood Health Promo on, Disease and Injury Preven on Popula on and Public Health Alberta Health Services

Since 2000, CUP has received over $20 million in research funding from a variety of local, provincial, and naonal sources. CUP connues to extend its reach by developing and nurturing new collaboraons, coordinang partnerships, and using research in support of programs and services for healthy child and family development.

For more informa on To learn more about the Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families visit us at, email us at, or call us at: Tel: (780) 492 6177 Fax: (780) 492 2874

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