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Working Together: Collaboration of 8 Community-Based Arts-Informed Research Projects on Homelessness

For more information, please see http://www.artsandhomeless.com/ and
http://www.homelesshub.ca/Topics/Arts-and-Homeless-492.aspx

RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE COLLABORATIVE:
Coming Together: Homeless Women, Housing and Social Support (staged photography)
 - http://www.comingtogether.ca/

The Street Health Report 2007 (CBR survey with photos)
 - http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/publication/the-street-health-report/

Street Health Stories (video based on the CBR survey, light boxes of the still photos with sound installation) http://www.nfb.ca/film/street_health_stories (video), also see:
 - http://www.nfb.ca/film/seven_interventions_of_filmmaker-in-residence

I WAS HERE (photovoice/ photo blogging/ participatory media/ video bridge)
 - http://www.nfb.ca/film/seven_interventions_of_filmmaker-in-residence

Count Us In! Inclusion and Homeless Women in Southeast Toronto (Inclusion Research)
 - http://www.owhn.on.ca/countusin.htm

a day in the life (photovoice/ fabric prints for display)
Asleep in Toronto (photovoice/ installation)
 - http://anagraphia.blogspot.ca/2007/05/asleep-in-toronto.html

Struggles, Strengths and Solutions: Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms (Aboriginal research/mural)
  - http://www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity/Cyndy%20Baskin%20Summary%20Report.pdf

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:

  • University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work - http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/
  • Regent Park Community Health Centre - http://www.regentparkchc.org/
  • Street Health - http://www.streethealth.ca/home.htm
  • Ontario Women's Health Network - http://www.owhn.on.ca/
  • St. Michael's Hospital - http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/
  • Wellesley Institute - http://wellesleyinstitute.com/
  • Ryerson University School of Social Work - http://www.ryerson.ca/socialwork/
  • York University Critical Disability Studies - http://www.yorku.ca/web/index.htm
  • Sistering: A Woman's Place - http://www.sistering.org/

COLLABORATIVE MEMBERS

  • Izumi Sakamoto (Principal Investigator), Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Cyndy Baskin, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Ryerson University
  • Aisha Chapra, Research Co-Coordinator, Collaborative Arts Research Project,Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Matthew Chin, Research Co-Coordinator, Collaborative Arts Research Project,Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Nancy Viva Davis Halifax, Assistant Professor, Critical Disability Studies, York University
  • Tekla Hendrickson, former Provincial Director, Ontario Women's Health Network
  • Erika Khandor, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Street Health
  • Julie Maher, Provincial Director, Ontario Women's Health Network
  • Kate Mason, Street Health Survey Coordinator, Street Health
  • Jim Meeks, Peer Researcher, The Street Health Report 2007, a day in the life and asleep in Toronto
  • Nadya Melanson, Peer Researcher, Exploring Food Security with Young Aboriginal Moms
  • Catherine Moravac, Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Brandi Nashkewa, Peer Researcher, Coming Together and The Street Health Report 2007
  • Grace Piekielko, Coordinator, Grant and Office Administration, Wellesley Institute
  • Josie Ricciardi, Coordinator of Community Health Workers, Regent Park Community Health Centre
  • Brenda Roche, Director of Community-Based Research, Wellesley Institute
  • Sheila Samuels, Peer Researcher, Coming Together
  • Natalie Wood, Independent Visual Artist & CED Coordinator at Inspirations Studio, Sistering - A Woman's Place
  • Billie Allan, Research Assistant, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

VIDEO "Working Together: Collaboration of Eight Community-Based, Arts-Informed Research Projects on Homelessness" (2009)

  • Overall Direction: Izumi Sakamoto
  • Editing & Artistic Direction: Matthew Chin
  • Interviewers: MJ Rwigema, Matthew Chin
  • Technical Assistance: Jim Moore


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Keywords: homelessness, community psychology, gjcpp