February 27, 2013 - The parliamentary all-party arts caucus held a meeting on the theme "Arts: A Profound Source of Healing".
CAPACOA attended the meeting along with the Canadian Dance Assembly to share research findings on the role that the performing arts may play in health promotion. A document on Arts as a Factor in Health Promotion was presented to the parliamentarians by the Canadian Dance Assembly, on behalf of the Performing Arts Alliance.
Nine Members of Parliament and two Senators from the NDP, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party attended the meeting.
Presentations were made by:
- Canadian Dance Assembly
- Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the National Centre for Dance & Movement Therapy
- Art for Healing Foundation
- Le Lab
Parliamentarians were moved by the breadth of impact that the arts can have on healing and health, and they wanted to know how they could assist arts and health initiatives.
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