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    The Centre for Community-Based Research (CCBR) designed and delivered a three-part photovoice training workshop and coaching sessions to Research Assistants (RAs) of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman at the University of Toronto Mississauga to help build RA's capacity for developing and delivering photovoice workshops to the participants of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's research project. Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's project aimed to learn about the everyday lives of people in the South Asian Indian diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

    CCBR employed a participatory, experiential training approach to the three-part photovoice training workshops, integrating opportunities for RAs to actively engage in the photovoice method throughout the learning process. The training adopted a 'train the trainer' model, demonstrating how to effectively plan and facilitate photovoice workshops. Coaching sessions allowed RAs to address real-time challenges and discuss emerging issues.

    Key workshop topics included planning and facilitating photovoice projects, data analysis, acting on findings and exhibit planning, and ethical considerations. This initiative fostered the development of essential skills among RAs, contributing to the overall success of Dr. Ganapathy-Coleman's research project.

    The project timeline spanned from October 2023 to September 2024, with each workshop lasting 2-2.5 hours and conducted via Zoom.