Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Arts for Mental Health Award, family physician and advocate for social justice and mental health, Dr. Colin Saldanha. Sponsored by Bell Canada, this award recognizes the work of individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to arts for mental health initiatives and is presented at MAC’s gala fundraiser for the arts, the MACsquerade Ball, returning this year on December 1st, 2022 at Le Treport.
Arts for Mental Health Conference
Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the success of the Arts for Mental Health Conference, MAC’s ArtsCare initiative, and the Arts for Mental Health Award.
Feature Article in The Courier Press Dan White’s experience attending the Arts for Mental Health Conference and how arts and creativity are powerful tools in improving mental health.
Feature Article in Mississauga News on MAC’s Arts for Health initiatives, as well as the stories of art as health care for Christine Long and Angela Chao.
Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture’s Arts for Mental Health Conference provides hope for ArtsCare
MAC and MC brought together health practitioners, academics, artists, politicians, and leaders in the arts sector at the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada on October 6, 2021.
Feature Article in Peel Weekly News about the success of our Datathon in partnership with Mass Culture and in advance of our Arts for Mental Health Conference.
Mass Culture and Mississauga Arts Council’s first virtual Datathon Engages the Arts, Health and Research Communities!
MC and MAC announce the successful completion of our virtual Datathon. The 95 resources collected will inform the content for the Arts for Mental Health Conference.
Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture partner to launch the first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada
MAC and MassCulture are partnering to launch the Arts For Mental Health Conference on October 6th, 2021. It will explore the rationale for, design and implementation of a pilot program that will deliver and expand arts programs to people living with mental health issues in Mississauga.