APRIL 2013
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Welcome to the first edition of The Connector – A Canadian Arts and Health Monthly. Over the past few months, I have heard from many people across the country of the need for Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) to continue the work in connecting and communicating about arts and health on a national level. 
The newsletter is one way in helping facilitate this connection and communication. The content of the newsletter will be compiled from the AHNC website and in future editions it will also include content from our social media channels. We will be bringing you original content, news, and events from across the country, as well as profiling AHNC community members, and highlighting new resources.
We are also connecting with individuals and groups across to country to help facilitate the creation of local chapters and to advance the development of the national network. This month we will have gatherings in Ottawa and Toronto, on April 15 and 17 respectively; and on April 19,  Arts Health Antigonish will host its first mini-symposium in Nova Scotia. In British Columbia on May 3 we are presenting a full day of arts and health programming in partnership with ArtsBC.

As we continue to reach out to the community and grow the Network, we encourage you to send us your feedback. Let us know how we are doing and what we can do to support you in your work. Developing a vibrant national network can only happen with your involvement.

Warm regards,
Nicki Kahnamoui
Executive Director, Arts Health Network Canada – BC
Music as medicine

Canadian index of wellbeing

Rediscovered art by residential-school pupils paints a portrait of survival

The healing power of poetry

Clown doctor in the house this summer at Brock

UN Rights of the Child poster series project

The TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries

Arts and Health Champions
Karen Close

An ardent advocate for the healing power of creativity, Karen’s philosophy that “art is the language of the heart” and passionate belief in the power of creative fitness as an important part of our everyday life, has led Karen to become one of the key pioneers of creative aging in Canada.

April 3-28, 2013
Community Mental Health art show
Sechelt, BC

April 6-7,2013
Medicina Conference @ UBC
Vancouver, BC

April 8, 2013
Art for Cancer Foundation – Creating from Within workshop
Toronto, Ontario

April 15, 2013
Arts Health Meeting Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

April 17, 2013
Arts Health Meeting Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

April 19, 2013
Arts and Health Antigonish Symposium

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

April 19-20, 2013
Deepening the Discussion: Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences
Quebec City, QC


Visible voices: Through the looking glass: Exploring depression with seniors through expressive arts

Transformation by fire: Women overcoming violence through clay

The art of medicine in metaphors: A collection of poems and narratives

Effects of a school-based instrumental music program on verbal and visual memory in primary school children: A longitudinal study

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