Welcome to the first edition of The Connector â€“ 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.
Executive Director, Arts Health Network Canada â€“ BC
An ardent advocate for the healing power of creativity, Karenâ€™s philosophy that â€œart is the language of the heartâ€ 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. READ MORE>>
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