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McMaster Okanagan Office of Health & Well-being

Prioritizing Optimal Health & Well-being at McMaster

SCORE! Photovoice Exhibition

The photovoice study is a research project nested within the SCORE! program where we are aiming to understand the perspectives and experiences of newcomer families (youth, caregivers) as it relates to access to greenspace and uptake of nature-based programs/activities. Led by postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Sujane Kandasamy, this qualitative study was built upon community engagement activities and collaborations with community partners. Please review the report here.

We recruited 39 participants who completed the initial focus group, photowalk (and photography mission), and photo-elicitation focus group. From the analysis, we developed 4 themes:  

  1. Peace and Beauty

  2. Memories of Home

  3. Safety & Cleanliness

  4. Welcoming Strengthened and New Opportunities

On Saturday March 4, 2023, we held a Photovoice exhibition, “A Landscape of Colours, a Lifetime of Memories,” in the atrium of the Mohawk Stoney Creek Campus. The purpose of this activity was to engage with community members and multi-sectoral leaders on the findings and to strengthen the conversation on action-oriented steps that we can to address barriers and uplift facilitators. 26 participants across different local sectors (school board, city, local organizational leaders, etc.,) engaged in the guided tour of the exhibit, contributing to rich dialogue on how we can work together on these issues. 

Experience the Photovoice Exhibition that was on display at the March 4th, 2023 Event below. 


Peace and Beauty

Memories of Home

Safety and Cleanliness

Welcoming Strengthened and New Opportunities