Through the Centre for the Arts in Human Development’s Public Outreach Program, the Centre aims to educate the public and raise awareness about the creative abilities of persons with special needs. Over the Centre’s nineteen-year history, thousands of people have been reached and inspired through a variety of outreach efforts.
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Jean Vanier lecture
As a part of Concordia’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Series in 2006, the Centre for the Arts in Human Development invited Jean Vanier to speak at Concordia's Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. Jean Vanier is the recipient of the Order of Canada and founder of the worldwide L’Arch communities that are dedicated to persons with special needs. During his lecture, Jean Vanier inspired audiences with his message of working for peace through understanding and humanitarian action.
In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, participants from the Centre for the Arts in Human Development worked with professional artists and a museum educator to explore themes in the museum’s artwork and engage in art-making techniques. The resulting artwork was put on display in the museum’s Cultural Corridor throughout the spring and summer of 2006.
At the end of their first year in the program, participants at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development host an Open House that gives the public, including family members and professionals, the opportunity to experience the creative arts process offered at the Centre. Our next Open House will be held in the Spring of 2019. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list for this event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.