OUR IMPACT

The RbD Lab’s creative action research projects generate compelling, visual stories created by and with young people. These stories are crafted to share knowledge and support deliberative, meaningful dialogues about complex and pressing issues. In particular, we focus our work on understanding and improving the shared capacity of citizens and communities to anticipate, mitigate and recover from the loss and disruption of disasters and climate change. Our work is strength-based, centering on resilience as a process and our belief that the journey is as important as the destination. We combine research activities with skill and capacity building in areas of interest to participating youth (e.g., leadership, critical thinking, research, community engagement, social innovation processes), and work to generate and support effective youth-adult partnerships. We are committed to effecting changes in how youth are engaged in policy and decisions that affect them and to co-creating opportunities with youth at local, regional and national levels.