Vision: 

A healthy community where all artistic expression is celebrated.

Mission: 

Willow Arts Community provides an inspired environment where individuals with lived experience of mental health/addictions are encouraged to explore creative expression.

We achieve this by:

  • Presenting a variety of media, artistic pursuits, and hands-on learning experiences

  • Providing opportunities to integrate with professionals in Ontario arts community

  • Promoting a greater public understanding and reducing stigma of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media.

  • Encouraging exploration of vocational or creative employment in the arts

Our Values

  • We foster a respectful, inclusive, safe, and supportive environment

  • We value all levels of artistic ability and expression by aspiring, emerging and established artists

  • We empower our members to discover their own talents, skills and passions free of judgement

  • We work together to identify and achieve common goals

  • We affirm that art should be accessible and is essential to the health and well-being of community