Wellness Connect - Nia Centre for the Arts
Youth Programs & Mentorship

Wellness Connect


May 31 - 28, 2023


6:00PM - 8:00PM

Join us this month to practice healing through art

Register for Wellness Connect

Our Wellness Connect program is back to give you the space to have the necessary conversations about mental health. Each session, we use art to tackle a different topic under the umbrella of wellness.

Wellness Connect is a free 5 week hybrid program designed to provide a holistic approach to wellness. With a mission to educate and empower youth to dive deeper into their wellness journey participants will explore and expand on conversations surrounding wellness, self-care and mental health using an artistic lens. This program creates a safe space for Black youth between the ages of 16-29,  to learn, grow and have dialogue as they build their knowledge and gain tips and strategies to help them along their wellness journey.

These sessions are offered both virtual and in-person from 6-8pm on the day.

The Workshops

The Power of Now : Wellness Plan Creation | May 31st (Zoom)

Learn how to build a wellness plan that supports inner peace while living in the present moment.

Relationships and Boundaries | June 7th (Zoom)

Learn how to navigate social relationships and set the boundaries you need to be your best self.

Mindful Movement | June 14th (In-Person)

From mindful meditation to yoga, learn new ways of relaxing, moving and stretching your body.

Chef’n It Up at Nia Centre | June 21st (In-Person)

Learn new recipes and gain tips to help you make healthy snacks that stay within your budget .

Therapy 101 | June 28th (In-Person)

Learn about the different mental health services available in the city and about how to find the therapist that is right for you.

Meet the Facilitator

Brishawna Ford

Brishawna is driven by her mission to expand affordable, inclusive, and accessible arts education to Black & racialized youth across Canada. Her expertise meets at the intersection of performing arts and youth development. She has seven years of experience leading the development of artistic and needs-based programs, outreach initiatives, and advocacy campaigns for racialized, low-income, and at-risk youth of all ages. Brishawna is deeply passionate about using art as a tool for community healing. As a classically trained performing artist, she has over ten years of training and experience in theatre, film, and creative movement with a rich knowledge of performing arts techniques.

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