Flash Forward PhotoVoice
The Flash Forward Photovoice initiative provides a safe and welcoming place where newcomer youth express themselves through photography, learn life skills, develop social supports, build resiliency and most importantly, feel a sense of belonging.
Flash Forward Photovoice is a research partnership between the SCF and NSCAD University. It uses photography and dialogue to amplify the voices and creativity of youth with refugee experiences.
If you would like to learn more about our participants and the research findings view the full report
Dr. April Mandrona
Zainab Abu Alrob
Flash Forward is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Thank you to The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) for funding this program
Visual Tales of Integration
“I liked photography before, and I used to try on my own, using YouTube, once I found out that there was a workshop, I said if there is someone that can fix my mistakes better than me learning on my own. That’s why I was excited to join and after the first session- I was more excited to know that there were other skills to learn.”
“There are challenges. But you can overcome them on your own. It’s not necessary that someone helps you with it. Last year I started high school and the challenge was to make new friends- because when you start high school all your friends go to different schools. I don’t like to talk a lot to people- so it was a little hard. I like to listen more than talk. I’m happy I overcame this challenge.”