This fact sheet incorporates the voices of multicultural youth in St. James Town and is based on findings from the Voices of Multicultural Youth (Photovoice) research findings.
St. James Town
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. James Town. The footage was edited by a SJT Initiative intern, […]
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 on youth health and well-being.
The St. James Town Initiative is Wellesley Institute’s largest community-based research initiative. St. James Town is a highly multicultural neighbourhood.
The Wellesley Institue’s Dr. Nasim Haque has just released a paper with Global Health Promotion on the St. James Town Photovoice project. Read the abstract below. The St. James Town initiative is the largest ongoing project currently at the Wellesley Institute. It focuses on the health of newcomers to Canada who reside in St. James […]
U4Change, a project for youth in St. James Town that seeks to build community through arts and culture, will hold a relief fundraiser to help the people who have been left without shelters as a result of the 200 Wellesley St. fire. Come watch artistic performances by talented youth and join us in our bake sale. […]
This fact sheet incorporates the voices of ethnically diverse adults in St. James Town. It is based on findings from the research project, Tackling Inequity through a Community Based Initiative on the Social Determinants of Health (Photovoice).
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We invite you to SEE, HEAR, and JOIN the voices of St. James Town youth residents speaking out about their neighbourhood and its implications for their health!
This qualitative research study was conducted in St. James Town. It examined both “place-based” characteristics of SJT and individual-level factors, including newcomer immigrants’ perceptions of the neighbourhood, their social relations, and their access to health and social services in the neighbourhood. Focus groups and individual interviews were used with three ethno-racial immigrant populations: Tamil, Filipino, […]
This policy brief is one in a series that analyzes the implications of the research findings from the St. James Town Initiative and sets out recommendations and options for action.