SELECT WORK

Women Are Changemakers

Narrative community engagement tool; resource development; facilitation 
Organization: Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI)
'Women are Changemakers' is a collaborative project that uses narrative art and fables as a tool for community engagement.
Modelled after a popular fable, the project was designed and implemented with communities across Ontario by WHAI to facilitate dialogue about women's sexual health. Inputs from discussions across the province reflected messages of strength, resilience and power in affecting positive change. Unique, inspiring artwork was also created as a retelling the original fable. 
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Heart to Heart, Guide to Healthy Relationships

Organization: Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)
Resource development and design
The Heart to Heart project is just one of ASAAP's many creative projects that engage South Asian communities on topics of sexual health and healthy relationships. The project centered around family and conducted multiple focus groups with youth, caregivers and educators to identify how best to support family dialogue on sexual health. The result was an engaged community and these valuable guides that outline activities and tools to promote understanding and communication.

Because She Cares

Organization: Because She Cares Collective, led by Lori Chambers  
Creative knowledge mobilization; anthology design and editing
The Because She Cares project evolved from a PhD study led by Lori Chambers where ten women (the Narrators) shared their stories of employment in the Canadian HIV-sector. These poetic stories reflect the Narrators’ memories, experiences, and aspirations of work along with their journey from their homelands to Canada. This powerful and inspiring study has taken form in visual performance and through this anthology.  Complete anthology to be released summer 2018

Evaluation Toolkit

Content development & writing for print & online access; subject matter research and review
Organization: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) with Nayar Consulting
The evaluation toolkit developed for CICMH was tailored for staff running programs and services that support students with mental health needs in post-secondary institutions. This comprehensive guide covers critical areas of evaluation work including assessing readiness, building an evaluation plan, creating logic models, collecting data, analysis and knowledge mobilization and sharing. The complete toolkit is available on the CICMH website.  

Storysharing for Sexual Health

Organization: Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, (ASAAP)
Research Poster; Qualitative Analysis; Research report writing and development  
Storytelling for Sexual Health was a community-based research study designed  to determine the effectiveness of stories as a health promotion tool. Led by the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) and funded by the Women's College Hospital's Women's Xchange Fund, the study reached 77 women across Toronto yielding actionable recommendations for future programming. Photo: Poster presentation at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, Durban, South Africa  

Illustrations by Kruttika Sursala

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