About

The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (Centre) is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Equipped with an Acoustic Studio and Movement Assessment Studio with a sprung floor to aid in diagnosis and treatment. The Centre is the only clinic of its kind in Canada that specializes in serving the entire artistic community.

The Centre is an integrative outpatient clinic offering both medical and complementary care. Clinic services include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, craniosacral therapy, registered massage therapy, MBCT group programs, naturopathic medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and shiatsu therapy. There is also a Nurse Practitioner to care for all patients and access to a family physician.

The Centre’s team specializes in addressing the specific healthcare needs of artists providing a holistic approach to health within an evidence-based framework. Our patients include students & staff of post-secondary arts institutions, and professional creative and performing artists of all ages. Through the Joysanne Sidimus Fund, services are subsidized for artists in financial need so they only pay a small fraction of the cost.

Our Philosophy

Vision

Our vision is to have a positive impact on the overall health and wellbeing of professional creative and performing artists.
Mission

Our mission is to advance local, national and international standards of excellence in health care for professional artists through our activity in:
• Patient Care – Delivering comprehensive patient-focused care that integrates comprehensive health care to professional artists.
• Research – Conducting research specifically related to the health concerns of professional artists.
• Education – Communicating our body of knowledge to professional artists and other healthcare providers
Philosophy of Care

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (Centre) recognizes that professional creative and performing artists belong to a unique occupational group. As such, their health concerns are often specific to their profession and to their particular emotional and socio-economic circumstances. At the Centre, professional artists have access to quality healthcare professionals who value health promotion and education. As such, our healthcare providers work in partnership with artists to identify and address their health care needs.

“The artists are the storytellers. We’re the story keepers. And the stories that a culture tells are in fact its guidebook.”

– R.H. Thomson – Actor
Upcoming Workshops
Psychotherapy Group
April 04, 2016

If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relational conflicts or disappointments, or self confidence issues, you may benefit from this group. Group psychotherapy has an illustrious tradition with one of the most important texts, Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy,(2005) co-written by …
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MBCT Group
April 04, 2016

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment. This helps us to relate differently to such conditions as Depression and Anxiety, opening us up to possibilities for change and reducing our reactivity. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a treatment for Depression and …
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MBCT Group – Session 7
June 13, 2016

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment. This helps us to relate differently to such conditions as Depression and Anxiety, opening us up to possibilities for change and reducing our reactivity. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a treatment for Depression and …
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Artists’ Health Alliance
The Lynda Hamilton Centre
250 The Esplanade, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5A 1J2

T: (416) 351-0239
F: (416) 595-0009

The Al & Malka Green
Artists’ Health Centre
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
3rd fl, West Wing
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8

T: (416) 603-5263
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