Research for the Front Lines supports communities and movements fighting for social and environmental justice by offering pro bono research time and labour.

Research for the Front Lines is a new initiative led by Dr. Jen Gobby and supported by The Climate Justice Organizing HUB. We connect grassroots communities on the front lines of the fight for environmental and climate justice in Canada with researchers who have skills, time, and labour to offer. We collaborate on research that challenges extractive, colonial capitalism and promotes just, flourishing alternatives.

What we do:

  • Work with front line communities and grassroots activists & organizers to identify research needs.
  • Coordinate a network of researchers offering their skills, time and labour to respond to community/movement research needs.
  • Provide training for researchers about community-led research and decolonial research methodologies.
  • Ensure rigorous, high-quality research outputs.
  • Ensure collaborations are effective, respectful and serving community/organizer needs.

Are you a student or researcher with skills and time to offer? Do you want to actively support the fight for climate and environmental justice in Canada? If so, sign up here to join our community of researchers willing to donate their time to Research for the Front Lines.

Are you a member of a community facing climate impacts or unwanted oil and gas development? Are you a land defender, climate activist, or grassroots community organizer fighting for climate and environmental justice? Could strategic research, data and writing help you with your current struggle? If so, get in touch with us at researchforthefrontlines@gmail.com to set up a meeting to talk about how we can support your work with research skills, time and labour.

Are you an experienced researcher willing to mentor less experienced researchers working with us, to ensure high quality, rigorous research is getting done? Then, fill out this form to let us know what specific research methods you can offer mentorship on.

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Email us at researchforthefrontlines@gmail.com