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Workshop-Conference: Social Prescription with Arts and Heath – Partners in Well-being

6:00PM to 8:00PM
Gratuit - 5$ Frais d'inscription

Atrium des Grands Ballets, Édifice Wilder-Espace Danse, Montréal


Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 6 pm to 8 pm

Rebecca Barnstaple invites researchers, healthcare practitioners and dance therapists to reflect on the need to implement a social prescribing model inspired by the Chigamik Community Health Centre during a workshop-conference in the Atrium of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

The practice of “social prescribing” is growing worldwide, and more and more research is exploring the benefits of this holistic approach to healthcare. Social prescribing brings together social and medical models of health and well-being, enabling providers to take into account various determinants of health via the trusted process of writing a prescription. Social prescribing connects people to non-clinical programs and services in their communities, enabling them to be co-creators of well-being. Cultural and artistic organizations and initiatives are natural partners in social prescribing, opening the door to demonstrating the impact of the arts on health.

This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the innovative work being done by Chigamik Community Health Centre, which uses social prescribing to support client wellness and build strong partnerships with local organizations. Barnstaple will highlight the powerful synergy between healthcare, community engagement and holistic wellness, and share strategies for strengthening community partnerships and cultivating collaboration.


Reservations required

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Address: Atrium des Grands Ballets, Édifice Wilder-Espace Danse, 1435 de Bleury, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2H7
  • Language: The workshop will be offered in French and English
  • Cost: This workshop is offered free of charge thanks to the financial support of the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes and the Ontario Ministry of Francophone Affairs. A non-refundable reservation fee of $5 plus taxes applies.