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H’art’s 20th anniversary production gets a boost

H’art Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Gets a Boost Friends offer early support to upcoming celebratory production, A Gift From Martadella H’art Centre’s effort to mount a major theatrical production to mark their 20th anniversary in 2018 got a boost from Josée Thériault of Thériault Wealth Management Team, RBC Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities this past weekend. Thériault, a veteran investment professional, active…

Get to know the H’art Accessible Arts Program

        H’art Accessible Arts Program (HAAP!) Note: H’art Centre is pleased to announce Young at H’art is now called the H’art Accessible Arts Program (HAAP!).The name change follows successful inaugural and outreach phases. What is HAAP? HAAP! is H’art Centre’s community-coordinated arts program for seniors who live in long-term care homes, including those who…

Art-ivism Show & Tell

H’art Centre welcomed the Kingston community to learn about how the value of the arts to people with developmental disabilities and how artists use their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion on Tuesday, May 16. The event featured short performances, displays and talk back opportunities with inclusive arts instructors to learn more about the success, challenges, and inclusive arts approach. Presentations…

Arts and positive social change

Art-ivist:  A person who blends art with positive social action and inclusion In January, we began to learn about local artists who have used their art to make a positive change and promote inclusion in Kingston. We call these inspiring individuals by a new term –– Artivists! Learning about artivists means we have to stop to consider the issues facing…

Young at H’art returns on March 6th

Young at H’art returns, expands and reaches out to long-term care homes H’art Centre is pleased to announce Young at H’art, a high-quality arts program for seniors with disabilities, will return on March 6th and feature more classes as well as outreach to three of Kingston’s public long-term care homes: Providence Manor, Rideaucrest, and Fairmount Home. “The…

Choir members singing

Call for Choir Members for New Choir

 CALLING ALL SINGERS! H’art Centre is inviting people who are blind or who experience vision loss to join a newly-forming choir to be led by Eric Voice, a four-time Canadian and American Native Music Award nominee. Tell a friend! Help us spread the word. The choir will meet for the first time on January 23rd from 9:30 – 11:30…

H’art invited to pursue possibility of Providence Village

At a press conference held by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul on Monday, H’art Centre was named as one of several organizations to be invited to pursue the possibility of locating services on-site to the future Providence Village. “H’art Centre welcomes the opportunity to pursue this possibility,” said Katherine Porter, Executive Director of H’art Centre. “Already, it has been…

H’art offers new “Story Signing!” workshop

H’art Centre is thrilled to welcome ASL translator Theresa Upton for Story Signing!  on Thursdays this term. Theresa will be offering the American Sign Language Story Signing! workshop as part of a larger project that will support the development and writing of a script by the actor/ASL translator. The script will incorporate input from members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Our goal is to inspire…