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Join us on Thursday, December 9 from 2:30-4:00 pm for the Creative Science Shop on The Meaning of Art-making in Relation to Others.

Come to this opportunity to learn and share on how art-making can be so meaningful when it is in relation to others.

To what extent art skill shares can make life worthwhile? What is the transformative power of art-making in relation to others? Two members from the Art Hive Network will share their stories with us. Join the discussion on how this resonates with you, your own life and your professional or academic interests!

Edna Katz-Silver is an artist, actress, sculptress, Judaica jewelry designer, and furniture maker in commercial and private spheres. As an art teacher, she believes that teaching is healing for both parties.

For the past 30 years, Sondra Goldman has been a practicing Montreal artist and art therapist, working for senior residents and inspiring them to expand their expressive capacity. She also created one of the first institutional Art Hives in Canada.

The Creative Science Shop is a semi-monthly studio hybrid, both online and in-person at the Cavendish Mall. It is an exchange of ideas, innovations, scientific and artistic projects. This intergenerational group brings together passion in the arts and sciences from older adults, students, and researchers.


Coming soon!

A Message from Families Canada.

The “Active Play” webinar, held in partnership with Active for Life, will highlight learning from a recent study in childcare centres on the benefits of physical literacy programming to children, their families and ECEs. Register to learn how you can enhance daily physical literacy and active play in childcare settings. When young children engage in physical literacy and active play every day, they are better able to cope with pandemic stresses, build resilience, and begin a pathway for a healthy and active life. Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete the live webinar. 

Families Canada

Recommended Participants:
• Families and caregivers
• Family support practitioners
• Early Childhood Educators
• Child care centre administrators
• Licensing Officers
• After school program leaders and administrators
• Sport and recreation program leaders and administrators
• What physical literacy (PL) and active play looks like in the early years
• The benefits of PL and active play for children, educators, and families
• Suggestions to “infuse” PL into activities indoors and out
• How to get children moving again and active for life

Date: Thursday, April 22nd

Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM ET

Location: Online via Zoom (participants will be emailed the login details after registering through Eventbrite)

Cost: $10 CAD


Dawne Clark, PhD, Early Years Physical Literacy

Dawne is Professor Emerita in the Department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has been teaching and researching in the early childhood field for over 45 years. To support ongoing research addressing child and family well-being, Dawne, along with former students, created the Early Years Physical Literacy Research Team (EYPLRT). The EYPLRT focuses on physical activity and literacy for young children and their educators. The Team develops and tests resources, offers workshops and presentations, and strives to impact policy. Dawne partnered with Active for Life to conduct a Physical Literacy Proof of Concept study to provide evidence that engaging in daily physical literacy programming can provide multiple benefits for young children, educators, and families. Dawne has three grown children and is thrilled when she can spend time with her three grandchildren!

Richard Monette B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A.  
In his 30-years career, Richard has demonstrated the ability to generate creative and applied solutions in education, athletics, and business. Richard is the managing director of Active for Life, a world-leading initiative dedicated to engaging the grassroots in developing physical literacy in children. Richard is also part of the leadership at B2ten; a privately funded organization that supports Canadian Olympic athletes in achieving success on the world stage.  As well, Richard is a sport psychology consultant to Olympic and professional athletes.

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