Public Program

In Conversation: Creative Self-Care & Self-Care for Creators

Friday, January 15 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm

COVID-19 has prompted mass uncertainty across fields, but for artists in the gig economy, many a career has been derailed by the pandemic. However, many folks, both in and outside of the arts community, have spoken to art as being a lifeline during this time of lockdown. How can we use creativity in this time as a tool to better our own mental health, and how can we care for the artists who are particularly affected by these shutdowns?

On Friday, January 15 from 7-8:30pm, join the AGW's Audience Engagement Coordinator Abbey Lee Hallett, President of's UWindsor Chapter Kat Kolobaric, and Program Coordinator Stuart McHenry as they dive into the nuances of true self-care and lead an open panel discussion with artists, mental health advocates, educators, and community members. 

We are fortunate and excited to announce the following panelists for this event: slam poet and lyricist Erik E-tomic Johnson, Director: Communications and Mental Health Promotion at the Canadian Mental Health Association (Windsor-Essex) Kim Willis, Bilingual Mental Health Educator and Mental Health Works Trainer at the Canadian Mental Health Association (Windsor-Essex) Jenny-Lee Almeida,'s Program Coordinator for Southwestern and Niagara, Ontario Stuart McHenry, and actor, dancer, and playwright Leslie McCurdy. 

Register HERE to attend this event.

- A good internet connection
- A microphone and camera-enabled (optional) computer, tablet or smartphone, earphones
- The event will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. Please download prior to the event.

How To Join:
Once you have registered using the registration link, you will be sent an email with all the necessary information and details about how to access the event by phone, computer or tablet.

Questions? Contact Abbey Lee Hallett at is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. We're working towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other. A Canada without shame, where all those who need support get the help they deserve. Our movement is powered by tens of thousands of advocates and allies across every province and territory of Canada. And we're just getting started.

Thank you to the supporters of our education and public programs: Bill and Rochelle Tepperman, Sharon Cassey, Horizon Capital Holdings, Anne Safranyos & Family, Mary Weingarden