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Canada Summer Jobs 2015

May 20, 2015 Today, Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan – St. Paul, announced an investment of $194,032 through the Canada Summer Jobs Program for student jobs in Kildonan – St. Paul. In total, 20 organizations will be able to hire 43 students for the summer. Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills …

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An Odd Choir

“Yesterday at Boundary Trails Health Center I had an exceptional time singing with 3 people of varying seniority. One was a woman in her late eighties, one in her mid seventies and one was a gentleman who’s age I couldn’t tell in the thin yellow pj’s provided. We sat around in a hall that joins …

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Mental Health Week May 2015

“I am pleased to attach the Province of Manitoba’s proclamation of Mental Health Week 2015 signed by Minister Crothers.  Please post as you see fit. For those of you undertaking specific events in honor of this week, I wish you all the best!” Donna Kadeshuk Mental Health & Spiritual Health Care Manitoba Health, Healthy Living …

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Bringing Music to Patients at HSC

“Art encompasses the breadth of human experience; it takes our joys and burdens and sorrows and transforms them into something beautiful,” says Dr. Ann Loewen. “Healing, medicine, and the arts all work together to contribute to the wellness of the whole person.”

Arts and Global Health Conference, April 2015

Arts and Global Health Conference 6th annual Arts in Healthcare Conference at Lesley University Friday & Saturday, April 17-18, 2015  ~  9:00am – 5:00pm Washburn Commons, Brattle Campus (10 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA) **12 LMHC CEUs available (six each day)**   VISIT OUR CONFERENCE WEBSITE   In the global society in which we live, the arts open pathways …

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is finally here!!! Artists in Healthcare have published a campaign to raise funds for music at Health Sciences Centre. Please visit Canada Helps or our website and donate, so we can build a major program at HSC. Every $30 donation brings an hour of live music to a patient. HSC has participated in …

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CKX Summit, November 20, 2014

Toronto, Ontario. From; #CultureShock Debate: Hard Facts VS. Proverbial Truths – The Impact of Arts and Culture on Canadian Citizens and Communities  How can we assess and understand the value and consequent impact of arts and cultural participation on citizens and communities of all sizes across Canada? Are the intrinsic and intangible benefits and impacts …

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Myron Kurjewicz. Accordion Master

“I had finished playing @ Rehab and was on my way to the General Centre when I came in contact with a group of children what appeared to be from day-care. There were probably 6-7 walking all in a row, holding a rope, guided by their supervisors. They stopped when they saw me walking with …

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Tim Seier plays the Buhler Gallery

Over 200 Artists tackle the Illness Experience

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Zal Press in Patient Commando Blog ““Mira, Mira on the wall” was the refrain that came to mind when young Mira Berlin (MFA) presented her idea 3 years ago for an art show representing the personal illness experiences of artists. After she left my office, I thought about whether the refrain’s connection to the …

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