The Russell Heights Senior Youth Council successfully completed two projects in 2008; a documentary-style video about the positive aspects of their neighbourhood and the Youth Photo Voice Project.

The Photo Voice Project was developed in partnership with the South East Ottawa Community Health Centre, the University of Ottawa, and the United Way, and gave youth in Southeast Ottawa the opportunity to present their communities through their own eyes.

The participants attended a photography workshop to acquire introductory skills and techniques, and were then given digital cameras and asked to answer two questions about their community with their photographs.