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OUTREACH: Supportive Arts Program for Young Adults with (dis)Abilities

September 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

An inclusive, all abilities art and mindfulness workshop for young adults with (dis)abilities 18+

SUPPORTIVE ARTS is a unique program supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, offering arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic experiences to individuals with (dis)abilities living in the community. We welcome adults and caregivers from Wellington County and the surrounding areas to our weekly program. Led by ECFTA Arts Educators and Mindfulness Coaches.  The Supportive Arts program has now expanded to 4 sessions per week.


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

January 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

This program provides  visual arts programming to youth with intellectual and/or developmental (dis)abilities in elementary and secondary school.  Students meet twice a month (once a month at Centre Wellington District High School and once a month at Elora Public School.  The sessions offer art instruction, provided by an ECFTA Arts Educator, assisted by classroom teachers. The program, including instruction and art supplies are free to students.  Project themes are centred around community building, emphasizing collaboration and success through personal artistic expression. The goal is connecting students to the community in meaningful and creative ways.


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

March 22, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression.

This program curriculum incorporates art and creative expression as the 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.



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The Nest! Thursday after-school maker space: Spring 2023

April 6 @ 3:30 pm - June 15 @ 5:30 pm


FOR AGES 10+  |  Maximum 20 spots


THURSDAYS 3:30-5:30

$5 PER SESSION  |  $55 for the entire session 

Register for all 10 weeks (no single date sign-ups or drop in). 

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If you would like to sign up for The Nest after the start date, please contact us to arrange details!  Payment will be prorated.


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