Elora Centre for the Arts

https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/

For Giving Tuesday we are raising awareness and money for our Youth Outreach Fund to fuel and sustain our youth outreach programs. These art-based programs provide the conduit for sharing, belonging and healing.

1. Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression. This program curriculum incorporates art and creative expression as the conduit for acceptance, sharing and healing. It allows for emotional exploration coping strategies and the challenges of recovery. Run by arts educators, engagement facilitators and a social worker. Each segment is 6 weeks, run twice weekly in the gallery and classroom at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Our goal is to run the program for an entire year.


2. Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities: Community Connections Through Art. This program is designed to help connect students in the M.I.D program to the important issues in their community, utilizing art projects as the conduit for community connections, personal well-being, belonging and mental health support. The program is run by an Arts Instructor from the Elora Centre for the Arts, and all supplies are included. Our goal is to offer this program for an entire school year - twice a month for elementary students and twice a month for secondary students.


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