August 23, 2017

Youth PhotoVoice


The PhotoVoice Project will be taking a highly innovative holistic approach towards involving youth in peer to peer learning and journey of self-discovery culminating in a photography project. The participants will be given cameras to journey their life and experiences. Some of the journeys capture personal experiences, conflict with the law, addictions, mental health concerns and risk taking behaviours.

NHCS works closely with partnering agencies such as the Truro Police Service, RCMP, Mental Health and Restorative Justice for Youth in choosing candidates to participate in this project.

The Youth PhotoVoice Project was expanded to Cumberland and Pictou Counties thanks to a grant through the Canadian AIDS Foundation.  The project was conducted at Springhill Junior and Senior High School and Pictou Landing First Nations.  The modified PhotoVoice Project was held over a 6 week period of time.

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addiction Services has provided funding to also hold a specific Photovoice Project to address the issues of sexuality, transphobia, discrimination and more. This project was for three years and ended in the spring of 2016.  Please refer to the Final Report of this particular project.

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice has been providing funding for this project on an ongoing basis since 2010.  A new session will begin in the fall of 2016.  If interested contact the office at 902-895-0931.