July 2015 | Issue 22
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In the middle of summer, we're often so caught up enjoying the sunshine and heat that the coming fall and winter seem like mere shadows on the horizon and we convince ourselves they are too far off to think about.
But before the summer ends and you find yourself in the middle of autumn, be sure to check out these two must-attend Canadian events, related to arts & health:  
First up, don't miss the early bird registration deadline (Aug 17) for the Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art event in Toronto, on Wednesday October 28th 2015.  Presented by the University Health Network's OpenLab, the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre and the Artists’ Health Alliance, this one day symposium will celebrate the intersection of the arts and health care with experiential  activities, discussion forums, key note speakers and networking opportunities.  
Also, mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Power of the Arts National Forum, Nov 6-8 2015, hosted by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University in Ottawa. This year's theme is Sustaining Social Change - the event will feature keynote speakers, workshops & artist testimonies centered on national, regional and local initiatives using the arts to improve the quality of life in underserved communities. Registration opens August 1st.
Lastly, please note that our RFP for a Fund & Partner Development Contractor closes Aug 15.  You can help us to spread the word by forwarding this link to anyone who might be interested. 
With all of these exciting opportunities and events on the horizon, we may not even mind when we have to get those sweaters and boots out again!
Enjoy the rest of your summer, 
The AHNC Team    

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Christian Sénéchal 

Christian Sénéchal first entered the cultural field through directing actors, staging, directing, producing, and teaching. As the Principal Investigator of his projects, he developed his management skills in the field, which he later honed through  a DESS in Management of Cultural Organizations from HEC Montréal, a Specialized Executive MBA in Cooperative Enterprises from l’ESG-UQAM and an EMBA



RFP - Fund & Partner Development Contractor 

Founded in 2011 with seed funding from Lift Philanthropy Partners (formerly 2010 Legacies Now Society), AHNC now seeks to develop corporate, foundation, academic and individual partnerships to support its on-going activities.



Daphne Hill

Anxiety is the impetus for my work. I’m not a hypochondriac, nor a germ phobe. Not necessarily. I am the big sister of someone with Down Syndrome, and I have spent much of my life anticipating more genetic deviations, random diseases, epidemics, and pandemics. When I had my first show, Venereal Narratives and Other Cautionary Tales, at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in 2010, I was mainly focused on STD’s, toxic molds, and a couple of food


Jul 30, 2015
Art Studios Summer Sale 

Vancouver, British Columbia

Aug 4, 2015

Art Nights 
Vancouver, British Columbia

Aug 5-8, 2015
Art Hives Summer Institute
Montreal, Quebec

Aug 22, 2015
Art for Social Change Summer Intensive Workshop with Judith Marcuse 

Vancouver, British Columbia

Sept 1 - Dec 3, 2015
Art Therapy: Artful-Spiritual Connection 
Edmonton, Alberta

Sept 9, 2015
Music Care Webinar - Music, Education & Creativity 

Sept 28-29, 2015
Canadian Dance Assembly's National Conference 
Toronto, Ontario

Oct 4, 2015
Healthy Dancer Canada Conference
Quebec City, Quebec

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