Projects

Ethical Storytelling in Documentaries

Creating Canada’s first ethical storytelling approach in documentaries involving marginalized populations. 

Why This Project Matters: Stories are an incredibly important component of sharing and developing the history of humanity. We believe in treating the stories of marginalized folks and nuanced topics with great care, especially in public focused communication. Exploitive storytelling damages people, communities, movements, and brands. Working with two female led film companies, we are developing ethical storytelling approaches that create effective, safe, and dignified stories.

What We Are Doing: Conducting a risk assessment and living consent forms, ethical recruitment processes, trauma informed approaches to interviews, ethical storytelling organizational values and policies, on set psychosocial support for subjects.

Other Projects

Completion date: 2022
Leading Canada’s first participatory, leadership capacity building research projects with those with the lived experience of violence, exploitation, and human...
Completion date: 2023
Developing safe, equitable pipelines into the tech industry for historically under-represented groups. The Context: The technology industry in North America is...
Completion date: 2023
Challenging industry through Indigenous-led land based approaches to prevent violence. The Context: Industry, including work camps in remote communities, have been...

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