Channeling Youth Voices — Reflection Series, a documentary short formed with video submissions from participants in a year-long participatory research collaboration between CHASI researchers and Chilliwack youth, was screened tonight to an engaged crowd at Chilliwack’s Conversation on Children and Youth, hosted by the Chilliwack Child and Youth Committee.
Following the screening, a panel of the film’s youth leads discussed the project, after which the room split into smaller, in-depth conversations on the questions and themes raised by the film.
The project covers such topics as mental and/or physical health, transitioning out of government care, loss of a main support figure, impacts of incarceration, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. Research activities included interviews, community conversations, and a “reflection series” wherein youth used a variety of mediums to respond to the research questions and convey a sense of their daily lives. Video submissions from the reflection series formed the content of the documentary short.
This project was made possible through partnership with the Cyrus Centre and Chilliwack Building Youth Futures, with support from the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC), as well as the Tamarack Institute and the Government of Canada through the CBYF Community Innovation Fund.
Visit the Channeling Youth Voices page for more information.