Multicultural Youth Voices: An Introduction to St. James Town, Toronto

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The Introduction to St. James Town video is an extension of the Photovoice project, Multicultural Youth Voices. Filmed by three youths from St. James Town and featuring commentary by some of the research participants, this video reflects the opinions and experiences of newcomer youth in St. …

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What have the Americans done about homelessness? Quite a lot, actually!

The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott spent three days in Washington at the National Alliance to End Homelessness annual conference. While the United States faces a deep and painful level of homelessness, the US federal government is taking an inspiring lead in the campaign to end …

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Multicultural Youth Voices: Neighbourhood, Health and Well-Being

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In the summer of 2009 and 2010, 21 multi-cultural youth from St. James Town completed a Photovoice projectand disseminated their findings in a community forum that attracted the attention of news media. The goal of the arts-based project was to investigate the impact of neighbourhood …

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City Building at Whose Expense? Planning for equity

City planning is a complex and multi faceted undertaking that requires much collaboration between public and private stakeholders – it is an opportunity for policy makers to shape a space that fosters community, health, and equality. To this end, crafting cityscapes is a task that …

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