Wed., Aug. 18 | Hosted via Zoom

Discover Our Neighbourhood: Philip Cote

Join us for a Virtual Presentation and Arts-Based Workshop with Artist, Activist, Ancestral Knowledge Keeper, Historian & Cultural Mediator, Philip Cote, Young Elder. A City of Toronto Arts & Culture SPARK Project 2021.
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Time & Location

Aug. 18, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted via Zoom

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Meet The Artists

Lisa Rusland

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Lisa's lifelong love for art led her to study art fundamentals at Seneca College, where she learned that she had a specific interest in fine arts. Lisa then went to the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD U) to study Drawing and Painting. At OCAD U, Lisa focused on developing her artistic ability in figure painting and portraiture, and Lisa has since had her artwork displayed in galleries both in downtown Toronto and in Florence, Italy. Lisa is currently completing a masters equivalent art therapist program at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Studying to become an art therapist has allowed her to combine her passion for art and pursue her interest in psychology. Lisa’s learned person-centered approach that she brings to each art class allows her to focus on each students’ strengths and promote growth, all while creating a safe and encouraging workspace.

Igho Diana is a writer, spoken word poet, arts educator, and wellness consultant. In her twenty-plus years of lived experiences she has come to believe that being Black and Woman is a life-long lesson on resilience and grace. Thus, she dedicates her time documenting and sharing stories as testimony, through her writing, workshops, performances, and other speaking engagements. Her chief aim is to equip people (particularly Black, Indigenous, & Latino communities) with everyday strategies to prioritize their wellness.

Igho Diana

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Carolynne Crawley

Carolynne Crawley, founder of Msit No’kmaq is dedicated to social and environmental justice and supporting Indigenous led community work connected to Indigenous foodways. Carolynne is passionate about reconnecting people with the land, waters, and all beings as there is no separation between us.  From Indigenous perspectives across the Earth, they are all our relations to be treated with as much love, respect, and reciprocity as we do with our human loved ones. Carolynne leads workshops that support the development and strengthening of healthy and reciprocal relationships based upon Indigenous knowledge that decolonize existing interactions with the land and with each other. 

Carolynne is also a certified Forest Therapy Guide, a Blanket Exercise Facilitator, a Holistic Nutritionist, Storyteller, a Co-Producer of the documentary Reckoning with the Wendigo, and a member of the Tkaronto Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle.  Carolynne can be found speaking at events that center around social, food, and environmental justice.