Call for volunteers for research study

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Deadline: Jan 31, 2022 - 11:45 pm

VIEW from the Inside: Courage Journey is an award-winning program where participants make a self-portrait-based puppet which becomes a nuanced artifact with legacy themes. The outside of the puppet represents the ‘public face’, the inside the ‘private’ face, attachments connect to the world and memories; it all culminates in celebratory ‘performative-reflections’.

WP Puppet Theatre with Sheridan College and the Centre for Elder Research, is undertaking research that will provide evidence-based data focusing on three dimensions of wellness, social, emotional and intellectual. The study will confirm the anecdotal evidence of our participant’s growth in resilience, sense of community, self-reflection, voice for their stories.

Requirement for Participation:

  • No previous art experience is necessary
  • A computer or tablet
  • Zoom application (we provide support for set up)
  • Must attend all eight ONLINE sessions
  • Permission to record sessions for research purposes
  • Permission to use photos and videos
  • Completion of pre/post surveys
  • Participation in interviews by the researcher
  • Willingness to share ideas and learn new skills
  • No fee to participate, no payment to participants

Focus Group #1 - Tuesdays February 8 - March 29, 10:00 am -11:15 am MST.  
Interested? Contact Barb English by Monday January 31, 2022.