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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…

Ontario Trillium Foundation extends Young at H’art

Ontario Trillium Foundation helps H’art Centre expand and extend new program for seniors with disabilities H’art Centre is is delighted to announce generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will allow it to expand and extend its new Young at H’art arts program for seniors with disabilities, preparing to launch on September 12th. “What this means is that seniors who may need…

Young at H’art appeal a success

H’art Centre To Launch New Program for Older Adults with Disabilities Today, H’art Centre announced its Young at H’art fundraising appeal would come to a close thanks to overwhelming support from the community. H’art Centre will now be able to start a new program for seniors with disabilities or age-related functional decline to help them…