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Youth Outreach: The Power of Art & Creative Expression | Addiction & Recovery Program | A partnership with Portage

September 16, 2024 - June 23, 2025

Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: The Power of ART & Creative Expression.

This program offers weekly art and creative expression classes to residents at Portage Elora as a conduit for acceptance, sharing and healing. It allows for emotional exploration, development of coping strategies and sharing the challenges of recovery. Run by arts educators, engagement facilitators and a social worker. The program runs in the gallery and classroom at the Elora Centre for the Arts throughout the school year.


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Youth Outreach: The Power of Music & Creative Expression | Addiction & Recovery Program | A partnership with Portage

September 16 - December 16

Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: The Power of MUSIC & Creative Expression.

THE POWER OF ART & CREATIVE EXPRESSION continues to be an important outreach connection to our community. Through our partnership with Portage Elora, this Youth Outreach Program is all about the POWER OF MUSIC!

MUSIC JAM MONDAYS! is a pilot program this Fall and invites Portage youth in recovery to a welcoming environment to explore the basics of rhythm and melody with a variety of acoustic instruments.

Music can be a powerful way to express and connect with our emotions. MUSIC JAM MONDAYS! is designed to connect Portage youth with the potential of music making as a form of self expression. Through the learning of music fundamentals, participants will develop a vocabulary to experiment, collaborate and play off each other’s energy!


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SUPPORTIVE ARTS Program for Adults with Varying Abilities

September 18, 2024 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2026 @ 12:00 pm

SUPPORTIVE ARTS  | Weekly inclusive ART & mindfulness WORKSHOPS.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY mornings for adults with varying abilities. September through June.

Please visit our CLASSES page for more information or to register for FALL, WINTER, or SPRING session blocks.


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Youth Outreach: Connecting to Community Through Art – for elementary and high school students with (dis)abilities

September 19, 2024 - June 25, 2026

This program provides arts programming to youth with intellectual and/or developmental delays in elementary and secondary school in the Life Skills/LRC classes.  We meet students once a month at Centre Wellington District High School and once a month at Elora Public School.  The sessions offer guided art instruction and ideas, led by an ECFTA Arts Educator, and assisted by classroom teachers.

The program is free to students.  Project themes are centered around community building and emphasize collaboration and success through personal artistic expression. The goal is connecting students to the community in meaningful and creative ways.


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