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Research and Knowledge Dissemination

The Centre strives to nurture research partnerships between Centre researchers and the community, and to support the dissemination of research outcomes to the community at large. The Centre's focus is on improving the quality of life for individuals, families, organizations and communities. 

Current Projects

Coaching Research


As widespread and popular as coaching has become, we have little empirical evidence about what coaches actually do in sessions and how the pattern of coach interventions may shift over the course of a coaching relationship. With the support of a research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada, we will be creating new information on this vital topic

If you are a practicing coach, we need your help.

Our study is based on the content analysis of verbal exchanges between coaches and their clients over a series of sessions. The study will identify general patterns of interventions over the course of a coaching relationship.

If you are interested in participating, you can find further details here. Choose the category that best applies to you:

1.  Involved in a reciprocal coaching program (ICF/ReciproCoach)

2.  Coaching program graduate interested in participating in the research

Please give this your utmost consideration. It is essential to the coaching field that we continue to generate foundational research on what we do – in order to better understand and guide our future.



A hot topic these days is ‘coaching culture.’  Our research will explore the degree of fit between types of coaching available and the different cultures of organizations.

If you are a practicing coach, we invite you to participate in our research.

When you think of a very hierarchical organization compared to one that is quite flat in its structure, you can imagine that the two cultures would differ. Given that there are different types of coaching, which coaching type creates the most benefit for each type of organizational culture?

We will look at different types of organizational cultures along with different forms of coaching. We will then ask participants in our study to estimate the value of these different forms of coaching in the context of the various cultures.

Our questionnaire will take about 20 minutes to complete and it will be so important to us and to the field of coaching to have your input. Please consider participating.

If you want to know more, READ HERE to find out how to participate.

Thank you

Past Projects

Concordia University and the Centre are involved in a consulting project to help CHSSN develop a framework for future leaders within their community network. (2015)

Young people who are placed in group care or foster care because of neglect or abuse often have no alternative but to move out on their own when services end at age 18. AHSC professor Varda Mann-Feder has pulled together a collaborative ad hoc committee of Concordia University students and young adults formerly in care. The committee aims to create the “Youth in Care Network” in Quebec, a first in the province. (2014, ongoing)

This initiative aims to support and strengthen inter-organizational collaboration amongst 25 community organizations in order to meet community needs. A SOAR process was used to develop strategic plans for the various organizations, followed by a summit to present findings and improve cooperation in future service provision. (2013-2015)

ACDPN works with the English-speaking Black community in Montreal to ensure access to services and prevention resources. The Centre and members of the Applied Human Sciences Department are helping ACDPN to build organizational infrastructure, and to identify needs through community consultation. This project is being conducted in collaboration with multiple Black community associations. (2013-2017)

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