[community] Call for volunteers! Join us to co-create stories

Shahi, Sepideh sshahi at ocadu.ca
Thu Aug 8 20:47:46 UTC 2019

Dear Community,
The Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)<https://idrc.ocadu.ca/> is seeking 15 volunteers to join a co-design workshop in order to help community members compose their “Daily Life” stories.

  *   Project Title: Public Evaluation of Sidewalk Toronto Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP)<https://storage.googleapis.com/sidewalk-toronto-ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/23135500/MIDP_Volume0.pdf>
  *   Organizer: IDRC
  *   Date: September 12th, 2019
  *   Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  *   Location: 49 McCaul St, Toronto
  *   Lunch and refreshments will be provided

During this workshop, you will experience a unique and innovative approach towards evaluation, practice storytelling and facilitation techniques, and most importantly have a chance to directly collaborate with members of the community to create a story that can impact the future of Toronto.

Your Role:
IDRC team has invited seven individuals with relevant experience to document five examples of their unique needs and experiences living in Toronto. These individuals will have two weeks to complete their examples in a way they prefer, such as voice recording, writing, etc.

On September 12th, these individuals will bring their examples to a day long co-design session. Two volunteers will join each participant throughout the day to work together and collaboratively compose one “Daily Life” story based on the examples provided by the participants.

Project’s Goal:
Unlike any other evaluation document that has begun by reviewing the exhaustive MIDP report, we’d like to start from people, capturing their experiences and reflecting on their needs and requirements living in Toronto. Stories generated based on real life experiences can help our team to review the MIDP from the people’s perspective and identify gaps and uncertainties that can impact our community members’ lives, particularly for populations at the margins. The final outcome will be a public evaluation report that will demonstrate the gaps, concerns and uncertainties in the MIDP based on the generated “Daily Life” stories.

For more information or to express your interest in being a volunteer, please contact me, Sepideh Shahi at sshahi at ocadu.ca<mailto:sshahi at ocadu.ca> by August 16th, 2019.

Best Regards,



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E: sshahi at ocadu.ca<mailto:sshahi at ocadu.ca>

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