Online Exhibit: Supporting the economic and community integration of mature English speakers in Québec



Step into the shoes of mature English-speaking workers in Québec through our virtual art exhibit, where photography becomes a powerful medium for storytelling. This exhibit offers a unique glimpse into the experiences of individuals aged 45 and over navigating the labour market in Québec, capturing the essence of their professional journeys, work experiences, and job hunts. From their perspective, we gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances inherent in the lives of mature workers, shedding light on issues of mental health, age diversity, and language. 

These photographs and images are the culmination of a photovoice project that the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT) conducted in partnership with La Passerelle during the fall of 2023. Through photography and discussion sessions, we explored the barriers and opportunities faced by mature English-speaking workers in Québec. 

What is Photovoice?

Photovoice is a research method that empowers people to document their lived experiences, perspectives, and priorities through photography. It’s valued for its ability to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, foster dialogue, and generate nuanced understandings of complex issues through the combination of visual and narrative data. It empowers participants to become agents of change by sharing their lived experiences in a compelling and accessible format.

Photographs and images were originally displayed at an in-person exhibit in Montréal on the evening of Thursday, February 22nd, 2024. This virtual exhibit enables us to share the spirit of that event more broadly, inviting viewers to connect with the narratives depicted, fostering empathy and sparking conversations around inclusion and equity in the workforce. Join us on this visual journey as we celebrate the resilience, wisdom, and contributions of mature English-speaking workers in Québec and reflect on ways to create a more supportive and inclusive work environment for all.

For more information, we invite you to read our research report on the subject of mature English-speaking workers in Québec.