What we do
For over 15 years the Community-University Partnership (CUP) for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families has been working to improve the well-being of children, youth, families and communities. CUP is a unique collaboration among community members, researchers, practitioners, community organizations, funders, and policy makers in Edmonton and across Alberta. CUP’s work involves creating and/or mobilizing evidence to improve practices, programs, and policies.
What Drives Our Work
Our Vision is:
Engaged communities that support the well-being of children, youth, and families.
Our Mission is:
CUP nurtures an environment where evidence contributes to effective practices, programs, and policies.
- Informed decision-making
The power of evidence to inform decisions and transform actions.
- Diversity of knowledge
Community partners bring a variety of knowledge, values, social norms, cultural backgrounds and contexts to contribute to research and its outcomes.
- Engaged research
Community partners from all sectors are engaged in developing, interpreting, and mobilizing evidence so it is relevant to all users.
- Respectful partnerships
True collaboration, engagement, and shared leadership between community and university partners is a key foundation to our work.
- A culture of learning
Reflection, evaluation, and learning are drivers of improvement and innovation.