Digital Storytelling for Social Justice: Impact assessment, Producer Approach, and Strategic Communication in an age of New Media

This study aims to evaluate and measure the impact of a Canadian produced documentary, I am Rohingya, A Genocide in Four Acts. By critically analysing the intended and unintended outcomes of this award-winning documentary, producers whose aim is to enhance their socially minded production process, can learn how to improve their techniques through feedback and by comparing their experiences to scholarly literature.

Determining Impacts of Harvesting on Clam Beds in the Nanoose Bay Recreational Shellfish Reserve

The Nanoose Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) represents the Nanoose First Nation, who harvest clams from the Nanoose Bay Recreational Shellfish Reserve. Clams are a culturally significant food source for the Indigenous peoples in these traditional lands, and the potential overharvesting of clams in this area may impose irreversible negative effects.

Surdité et sécurité en situation d’urgence : le cas de l’Outaouais

Le projet vise à décrire le vécu des personnes sourdes et malentendantes de l’Outaouais lors de situations d’urgence comme les pandémies ou les catastrophes naturelles, et de proposer des interventions pour répondre à leur besoins. Il se fait en partenariat avec l’Association de l’ouïe de l’Outaouais qui le seul organisme reconnu par le gouvernement du Québec ayant pour mission de regrouper les personnes vivant avec une surdité sur le territoire de l’Outaouais.

Using Food Bank Client Data to Better Understand the Impacts of COVID-19 in Saskatoon

The SFBLC has been collecting detailed information on their clients and their socio-demographic and economics characteristics for more than five years. However, apart from collating overall summary numbers on things like user counts, which they report annually to Food Banks Canada, they largely lack the internal capacity to do a detailed analysis of this data and explore ways that it can inform their operations and planning.

Participator Cities. Every one. Every day: Toronto

Participatory Cities: Every One. Every Day: Toronto seeks to strengthen neighbourhood communities in Regent Park and Alexandra Park in Toronto. This research internship contributes to the project by developing a comprehensive understanding of what supports social cohesion in these neighbourhoods, and what hinders it. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused new problems for neighbourhoods, making it harder for people to come together as a community.

Portrait des organisations économiques privées offrant des services de soins au Québec et impacts socioéconomiques de leurs transformations

Le projet porte sur trois types d’organisations économiques offrant des services de soins privés au Québec et dont la main-d’œuvre est largement féminisée: 1) les agences privées d’aide à domicile; 2) les chaînes de résidences privées pour aînés; 3) les groupes de médecine de famille. Il vise d’abord à dresser leur portrait économique : structure de propriété et de gouvernance, stratégies d'affaire, part de marché, rendements/taux de profit et valeur boursière/immobilière.

COVID-19: Assessing Non-Profit Resilience in the Context of COVID19

This research project will seek to explain differences among non-profit organizations in terms of their resilience to the crisis generated by the COVID 19 pandemic. By studying 10 firms that have exhibited strong resilience and then 10 similar firms that have struggled, we will seek to better understand what might account for stronger resilience in the face of this crisis. We will pay particular attention to what may have been inhibiting non-profits from building resilient capacity.

The effects of COVID-19 on inequality in Canada and abroad

The world is facing a global pandemic as COVID-19 disrupts and transforms the lives of those everywhere. It comes as no surprise that the closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 has devastated the economy and severely impacted the well-being of many. As the reality of COVID-19 begins to set, questions of who will bear the burden and how this will impact economic inequality arise.
This research explores the economic impacts of COVID-19 in Canada and abroad.

Prevalence of mental health disorders among public safety communicators; Preparedness for COVID-19 and its impact

Public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., police officers, firefighters, paramedics, 911 communications) work to keep the Canadian public healthy and safe. Yet, as part of their jobs, PSP experience events that can be traumatic, making it more likely that PSP will develop mental health disorders compared to general people. Public safety communicators (e.g., 911, police, fire, and ambulance call-takers) generally do not receive the same recognition as traditional front-line PSP though, even though communicators have significant rates of mental health disorders that are comparable to other PSP.

Managing Mental Health: A Survey-Based Research Evaluation of a COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Counselling Program

In the midst of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, frontline service workers (e.g. healthcare and social services) are experiencing unprecedented work conditions that are physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting, which impact one’s psychological well-being. To combat the impending mental health crises, McMaster University and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA, Hamilton) are partnering to assess the effectiveness of a free short-term counselling initiative offered to Hamilton healthcare and social service workers.

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