This was the question posed by partners who came together to do research on being well in neighborhoods in Guelph.
We are thrilled to invite you to view the results of a research project by members from six Guelph neighbourhood groups who used photos as a vehicle for research and to develop policy recommendations. Photovoice is a participatory method using photos as vehicles for research. It is based on the understanding that images teach what participants perceive to be significant, and that the photos can influence policy-makers, programmes, and society.
In keeping with this approach, the researchers agreed that we would like our photos, themes, and recommendations for change to be publicly available, and that we would like the opportunity for decision-makers to see our work. Our hope is that what we have observed and learned will generate discussion amongst community members, activist and social organizations, and policy- and decision-makers.
~ Community researchers for the healthy well and strong project