Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience

What My Pod Group Is Doing: Our topic is about mental health and school. We are using “Photo Voice” to identify strengths and challenges in our community/school, and will use the data we collect to develop a project that responds to the issues that we identify. Photo voice is basically taking photos and letting our photos speak for themselves. This Continue reading Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience

NOISE End of Year Recap

“NOISE shares youth voices that have been left behind.” On April 21, we hosted “Over, Under, Around and Through: Social Justice by All Means Possible”, an event to celebrate four years of noisemaking! This was an opportunity for all of the NOISE fellows, as well as our many supporters, to come together, learn about this year’s NOISE pods, enjoy some Continue reading NOISE End of Year Recap

Recap | Dialogue Session #2

“Policing is an institution that is always a little bit behind the times when it comes to diversity and human rights. We’ve done a much better job in the last 10 to 15 years, but there’s still a long way to go.” – Peter Sloly, Former Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service It seems as if the media has Continue reading Recap | Dialogue Session #2

A Beautiful NOISE

Not so long ago, the NOISE project was a hope, an idea with no people.  No people = no NOISE.  Over the last nine months, students from Emery Collegiate and York University have worked together with Social Work Faculty members and alumni to bring NOISE to life! In small groups, what we call “pods”, NOISE fellows have developed new relationships Continue reading A Beautiful NOISE