Over the course of developing our peer youth harm reduction team, various arts-based evaluations were conducted to reflect upon different aspects of the project, from what it means to be a peer worker to how each individual understands the concept of harm reduction. The following are examples of our arts-based evaluation activities that were conducted between 2017-2019.
These pictures are intended to represent the experiences of young people who use substance or engage in sex work- demonstrating the imminent need for harm reduction approaches. This project was conducted to help educated the public about youth's experiences and encourage conversation in homes, schools, workplaces and governments.
Photovoice is a technique that gives people who often don't have a voice, the chance to express how they feel about issues that matter to them and in doing so, help others to better understand. Through the photographs taken and words they have written, the Youth Harm Reduction Team reflected on what peer work means to them.
This zine represents a culmination of experiences, reflections and insights collected from the 2018 peer harm reduction workers. It is intended for youth, service providers, managers and any one else who might be interested in becoming or employing a peer worker.
VISIONS OF HARM REDUCTION 2019
This collage was created with photographs taken by members of the harm reduction team while thinking about their vision for harm reduction. The team worked collaboratively to create this collage using words and images that represented their hopes for harm reduction in the future.