Youth Expressions - Virtual Art & Music Group

Youth with disabilities, 12 yrs + and their siblings who reside within Elgin/Middlesex, Huron/Perth, Grey/Bruce & Oxford County.

What to Expect

Whether you are dealing with a tough day at school, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, or just looking for a fun and low-pressure way to spend your time, this group is for you! 

Engaging in creative activities can be a powerful way to manage stress and promote mental well-being.

Participants will engage virtually in group activities, work on creative projects, and learn different creative expression practices. 

Participants will be provided with a journal in which they can express their creativity in whatever way they please during the group. 

Through this program, youth will:

  • Interact with other TVCC clients like them
  • Participate in self-expression activities to develop self-awareness
  • Learn various creative practices that promote mental wellness

Participant Criteria:

  • TVCC clients ages 12+ living in Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey, and Bruce counties
  • Able to participate in a virtual group and engage in artistic expression with or without accommodations.  
  • Participants are welcome to have a support person present to assist them with accommodations.
  • Interested in music and/or creative arts; all artistic skill levels welcome.

This program is offered by TVCC's Wellness Project. The Wellness Project is a three-year program aimed at rebuilding and enhancing mental wellness for youth and their families. We understand that the past few years have brought unique challenges, and we want to help. We're running programs with a focus on connection, mindfulness, physical activity, and new skills.

Registration

Dates: Thursdays; January  18 - March 28, 2024

Times: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual - Microsoft Teams

Cost: None

Register: Online at https://YXVartmusic.eventbrite.ca

For More Information

For questions about this program, please contact Heather Graham, Recreation Therapist, at heather.graham [at] tvcc.on.ca (heather[dot]graham[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca).

If you are unable to register online, please contact register [at] tvcc.on.ca (register[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca) or 519-953-5445.

TEAMS requires a computer and data. Please ensure that you have enough data on your home plan that you do not go over and incur extra charges.