20 Years of Excellence
As you may know, artists bring such joy, richness and meaning to our lives. They’re a community that’s dedicated, hard-working, with little job security and often underpaid. The vast majority of artists work far away from the glamourous red carpet, with a large number earning less than $10,000 per year!
It means that when artists face health challenges, they have few resources.
That’s why the Artists’ Health Alliance is here to help them. For 20 years, we have been assisting artists of all disciplines in accessing care and education that might not otherwise be available to them. We have grown into Canada’s leading advocate for artists’ health, education and research, achieving ground breaking milestones.
This has all been made possible thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors and community partners, so that no artist gets left behind.
Breaking New Ground for 2020
The Artists’ Health Alliance is building on its successes to expand into new areas, to help even more artists in more ways. By pursuing exciting opportunities to partner with more members of the healthcare community, researchers, educators and organizations, we are creating a “Community of Excellence” in healthcare for artists.
Over the next three years this program rollout will include:
- The Artists’ Health Research Community – Develop a network of researchers and professionals who will collaborate to improve our understanding of artists’ health
- An expansion of educational outreach programs and knowledge – Deliver educational tools and resources that inform general medical practitioners who serve artists
- Create accessible resources – Curate a collection of online educational resources in varying formats so that artists and those who treat and train them can access quality health information, anytime, anywhere
- Launch the “Research for Practice” Talk Series – Build on our successful pilot series that points to the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on research to offer practical applications in the lives of artists and those who treat and train them
Yes, we are busy, ambitious and committed! All of this happens with minimal staff, working on a tight budget supported by dedicated volunteers.
During the first year of this program we must raise $250,000 to ensure this vision becomes a reality.
This is important work, helping people who give so much for so little to make our lives better.
We hope you agree and will consider donating to the Artists’ Health Alliance.
You have the ability to help Canada’s artists stay healthy, so they can continue creating the vibrant cities we live in.
Your annual, monthly, or securities donation can be made online or by phone at 416-351-0239.
For donations by cheque, please mail to:
Artists’ Health Alliance
The Lynda Hamilton Centre
1000 Yonge Street, Suite 303
Toronto, ON M4W 2K2
We’re on the cusp of creating ground-breaking programs that will positively impact the health of artists. Please give as generously as possible, today.
If you would like to discuss any number of our exciting initiatives, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more.
Charitable registration number 88315 0534 RR 0001
Are you interested in learning more about where your donation goes? Click here for our most recent audited financial statement.
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June 30, 2018
Fill in the form below and select which events you want to register for, including the number of spaces you want to reserve (under “quantity”). If you have any problems registering online, you can do so over the phone by calling 416-351-0239. Season Summary Narrative Wellbeing ...
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