Art Wellness Studios & Clinical Services

Group art therapy program for referred clients in the Greater Victoria region

A collaborative program between the Proulx Foundation and Island Health

Art Wellness Studios & Clinic

Proulx Foundation in collaboration with Island Health

(Formerly VIHA)

Eric Martin Pavilion
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria, BC

The Art Wellness Studios & Clinic has now been in operation for over 30 years in Victoria! The program provides up to six months of art therapy services for adults over the age of 18 who have dual diagnoses. Participants will need to be referred by a caseworker or psychiatrist. Through this program, our Registered Art Therapists help to create a safe environment for artistic expression.

From time to time, the studio participants host an open art show available to the public and some of the artwork may be available for sale.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is being offered with both online and in-person sessions.

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“I am not exaggerating at all when I saw that the Art Wellness Studios & Clinic Program has saved my life and given me hope that I cannot express my gratitude for.”

~ Art Wellness Studios & Clinic participant ~

Ledger House

Proulx Foundation in collaboration with Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)

Ledger House
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Victoria, BC

The Ledger House program is a two-fold project that has been running for two years at the residential facility at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health. CiiAT Registered Art Therapists provide on-site therapeutic arts training to clinical staff for children and youth at Ledger House. In addition, CiiAT provides weekly art therapy services to two groups of children and youth.

This program is an island-wide resource and has had overwhelmingly positive response from Ledger House staff in training evaluations. Staff members feel that they are better equipped to support the mental health of their charges as well as themselves.

Clinical Services close up of a person creation plastercine artwork

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“Thank heavens for this space where we can let go of outside concerns and focus on our art.”

~ Art Wellness Studios & Clinic participant ~

Art Hive

Proulx Foundation in collaboration with the City of Victoria and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC)

Available for children ages 7+.

The Art Hive is a therapeutic arts space where children can drop in and create art for free with all art materials provided.

We have an art therapist on-site to provide support to the participants.

The Art Hive provides a safe space for children to explore and play with materials. During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are hosting the Art Hive online in a virtual space.

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“I really like coming here, and it’s all I have.”

~ Art Wellness Studios & Clinic participant ~

Virtual Art Therapy Clinic

Proulx Foundation Initiative

At the Virtual Art Therapy Clinic, we connect clients with our graduating student therapists. The clinic is entirely online and is accessible, confidential, and available to the global community. We have student therapists from all over the world who are able to speak a variety of languages.

Thanks to the Proulx Foundation, we are able to offer affordable art therapy sessions by donation.

Access mental health services from the comfort of your own home. Please visit the clinic website for more information.

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A collaborative program between the Proulx Foundation and Island Health.

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