Since January 2010, community media artists Jennifer LaFontaine and Emmy Pantin have been artists in residence at a community health centre. The Four Villages Community Health Centre provides services across a large area of west-end Toronto including the Junction, Swansea, Roncesvalles, and Bloor West Village neighbourhoods. By promoting healthy living, preventing illness and supporting a healthy community, they offer everyone the tools they need to improve their health. And what better tool for people to improve their health than art?

Short workshops that included photography exercises, audio recording, storytelling and making paper mandalas were offered to already existing programs. Two digital storytelling workshops blending creative writing, oral history, and digital video production were offered to staff and clients.

To read more about the project, and see some of the art and digital stories that was made, check out the Journeys to Health blog.

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