Valuing Youth Voice after Disaster: Recovery & Resilience in Wood Buffalo

In the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, a lot can be learned from young people who experienced the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire disaster. Knowing and hearing their concerns will be critical for shaping how they and their communities recover and build a more resilient future. This means ensuring that youth have support to explore and implement creative solutions to complex, post-disaster challenges. The Valuing Youth Voice after Disaster: Recovery & Resilience in Wood Buffalo project aims to provide such opportunities through its focus on learning from and empowering youth as resilience leaders and innovators in their communities. The project focuses on learning from and with youth affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster, as they engage with, learn about, and apply strategies of action research, creative arts, participatory video and/or photography, and other visual storytelling methods as tools of disaster recovery and resilience building

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Tamara Plush
Faculty Supervisor: 
Robin Cox
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British Columbia
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