THE HOPE PROJECT
The Hope Project is a series of fun imaginative art-making workshops where participants will be encouraged to reflect on where they are in their life journey. The program’s goals and objectives are to empower the individual, build self-esteem and improve mental well-being while learning skills that can be built upon and utilized in everyday living.
“ANYTHING TO DECLARE”
The Hope Project’s pilot program, “Anything to Declare” will be organized for a core group of eight to ten community members who will use art as creative expression for mental well-being. During the sessions they will be encouraged to reflect on where they are in their life journey.
The participants will build a sense of belonging; discover the power and importance of their diverse stories; understand and make meaning from experiences. The program’s goals and objectives are to empower the individual, build self-esteem, learn skills that can be built upon and utilized in everyday living.
Catered specifically to women (a mix of newcomers and ethnically diverse women) who identify as survivors of trauma. The program is targeted towards mental wellness using theatre and visual art as key components in a seamless flow to bring their stories to life.
Supported by the Mississauga Arts Council, the project has received a grant from The Hazel McCallion Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage.
Developed in collaboration with The Starfish Collective.