“This place gives everyone self-worth. The power of art is very real – there is no judging here. Those who attend the Art Program look forward to it as the highlight of their week.”
- Brenda Coombs, former program participant and peer art assistant.
Fred Victor’s Creative Programs are a gateway to learning, trust, self-esteem, belonging and improved mental health. They offer an outlet for people to express themselves when words may be hard to find.
The Arts Program is a safe, supportive space for artists to create their masterpieces in a group setting. Every week, an expressive arts instructor facilitates the group. There are also outings and opportunities to display and sell artwork. In this way, the program operates as a community economic development project for Fred Victor artists.
The Garden Group gives participants the opportunity to plant, maintain and harvest a garden plot in the Moss Park Community Garden. The group meets between April and October and every year, participants come up with a special project to commemorate their experience. In 2013, they created this video.