Spark of Brilliance is a peer-driven, community-based mental health initiative that provides creative experiences that foster healing and recovery through the arts. Workshops take place in a safe, welcoming environment and are open to adults living with mental health and/or addictions issues, as well as their supportive allies. Workshops are available in Guelph and Kitchener and are offered at no cost to participants. For a monthly calendar of workshops, please send your request to

Connecting or reconnecting with the healing power of the arts can and does have positive benefits for self-esteem, self-fulfillment, and quality of life. When people participate in group creative actvities, they:

  • become more optimistic, hopeful, and confident
  • experience less boredom, anxiety, loneliness, and isolation
  • are better able to let go of tension and reduce stress
  • are better able to communicate their emotions and concerns

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