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Can Creativity Help Cancer Patients? – Additional Resources

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Therapeutic art and music programs across Canada

  • Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, offers music therapy in the palliative care unit to help decrease pain and anxiety, regulate breathing and heart rate, and promote relaxation and nonverbal connections.
  • Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary offers arts workshops for patients with breast cancer.
  • Hope & Cope Wellness Centre in Montreal offers bilingual creative art therapy, as well as painting, drawing, collage-making, and jewellery-making workshops. It also hosts the Voices of Hope Choir, composed of cancer survivors.
  • Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, offers a therapeutic arts program, including music therapy.
  • Music to My Ears, a CancerCare Manitobainitiative, brings in skilled musicians to play for patients, families, and staff in chemotherapy, radiation, and clinic waiting areas. The program runs at several hospitals and health centres in the province.
  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto offers a music therapy program for patients.
  • Wellspring, which has centres in Ontario and Alberta, offers music and art therapy programs.
  • The Sunshine Room at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax offers drop-in art therapy to cancer patients and their families.
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