Arts in health programs are gaining increasing recognition in Canada as a valuable tool for promoting mental health, well-being, and overall quality of life. Studies have shown that engaging in creative activities can reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and depression, and improve cognitive function and social connectedness.

 Every neighbourhood has a special gem, some local spot tucked away from the main streets that few know about. Before internet searches and Google Maps you had to stumble upon it to find it.  I stumbled upon the gem that is the Cedar Ridge Creative Centre many years ago and I am so very pleased to be offering  the following workshop with them in February.


Arts in Health Workshop by Belinda Ageda for Black History Month at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
Artmaking for Black Wellbeing & Stress Relief

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr, Scarborough, Ontario

African/ Caribbean/ Black identifying community members are invited to explore self care in this free 2-hour Arts in Health community workshop facilitated by Belinda Ageda. Belinda has dedicated years of research into wellness, historical impacts on the Black body/mind and the effective use of art and mindfulness techniques, measured against her own lived experience as a Black woman in North America. In this workshop, you will learn how to foster creative exploration and mental wellbeing through mapping exercises and expressive and contemplative drawing, as well as group discussion. Even learn how to use your cellphone for stress management!

Registration is open now- 12 spots available.

Click here to register for Saturday Feb 10th            

Click here to register for Thursday Feb 22nd