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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Culture Days Resources)

Untitled, 2ft X 2ft Acrylic on Canvas, Nakoda Artist Torrie Ironstar.

“The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit organizers.

Culture Days has set September 30, 2022 aside to create space exclusively for events organized to commemorate the NDTR, including those aimed at sharing First Nations, MĂ©tis, and/or Inuit experiences and perspectives and uplifting the creative and cultural expressions of Indigenous people and communities.”

For more information and Culture Days’ page of events, organizations, resources, and learning opportunities related to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/en/resources/truth-and-reconciliation

-from Culture Days

Ontario Culture Days: Performance in the St. Vincent Atrium (Radical Connections, Sep 23)

Culture Days 2022: GrandRounds at Saint-Vincent Hospital

https://culturedays.ca/en/hubs/243d021e-bf86-4342-8922-ef02745183c1

https://www.radicalconnections.ca/

Culture Days is a nationwide initiative to celebrate arts and culture. Ontario Culture Days is taking place this year from September 23 until October 16, 2022.

At Radical Connections and Bruyère, we believe participation in the arts should be a standard aspect of healing and wellness. During Grand Rounds at Saint-Vincent Hospital (SVH), visitors will get a chance to sample the art and artists offered to the people in care at Bruyère’s hospital and long-term-care sites. 

What are Grand Rounds? A doctor’s daily rounds are a central aspect of inpatient medical care with their focus on the immediate care and support of patients in the hospital. Grand Rounds are educational sessions, open to all members of medical departments. Our Culture Days Grand Rounds, brought to you by Bruyère and Radical Connections, are open to artists, arts workers, and all members of the healthcare community as well!

Performance in the SVH Atrium, in Person for Staff and Residents and Live Stream for the Public: Friday, September 23rd, 2pm

Performance in the SVH Atrium features performances by Unmasked Connections artists: storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, cellist Fanny Marks, jazz vocalist Empress Nyiringango, as well as pianist Dr. Carol Wiebe, who is also Radical Connection’s Executive Director. Stay for a Q&A session with the performers after the show, to hear more about Unmasked Connections.

Link to the live stream will be on the Culture Days event page:

https://culturedays.ca/en/events/2d3b9250-522c-4bd5-a017-dccf3b00a881

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council

Double Virtual Exhibition: Hidden Shapes of Nature and People Who Love People

We invite you to celebrate the opening of two new virtual 3D art exhibits at Saint Vincent Hospital: ShapeVision’s “Hidden Shapes of Nature” Oscar Parra’s “People who Love People”.

These exhibits (Physically installed in the Saint-Vincent Hospital’s Elevator Galleries) have been made into virtual galleries to increase accessibility, both to patients at Saint-Vincent and to the outside world, who cannot access the physical shows at this time because of COVID-19 protocol.
Assistive technology, including joysticks and eye-tracking systems, will be used by patients with physical impairments to visit this realistic virtual gallery!

These exhibits are part of “Grand Rounds in the Atrium at Saint-Vincent Hospital” an event hub at Ontario Culture Days by Bruyère and Radical Connections. At Radical Connections and Bruyère, we believe participation in the arts should be a standard aspect of healing and wellness,

Access the event here: https://culturedays.ca/en/events/26c19abd-aa26-427c-a109-480f90a764e3

-from Radical Connections

Ontario Culture Days: Grand Rounds in Conversation (Radical Connections, Sep 27)

Culture Days 2022: GrandRounds at Saint-Vincent Hospital

https://culturedays.ca/en/hubs/243d021e-bf86-4342-8922-ef02745183c1

https://www.radicalconnections.ca/

Culture Days is a nationwide initiative to celebrate arts and culture. Ontario Culture Days is taking place this year from September 23 until October 16, 2022.

At Radical Connections and Bruyère, we believe participation in the arts should be a standard aspect of healing and wellness. During Grand Rounds at Saint-Vincent Hospital (SVH), visitors will get a chance to sample the art and artists offered to the people in care at Bruyère’s hospital and long-term-care sites. 

What are Grand Rounds? A doctor’s daily rounds are a central aspect of inpatient medical care with their focus on the immediate care and support of patients in the hospital. Grand Rounds are educational sessions, open to all members of medical departments. Our Culture Days Grand Rounds, brought to you by Bruyère and Radical Connections, are open to artists, arts workers, and all members of the healthcare community as well!

Grand Rounds in Conversation, Online Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 27th, 12noon (Lunch and Learn)

Over the summer, Bruyère’s two long-term care sites, Residence Elisabeth Bruyère and Residence St. Louis, have been venues for a stellar array of musicians, storytellers, poets, and actors through a program called Unmasked Connections. Accessing an online artist directory, residents and family members have been given the opportunity to choose an artist they are interested in, and treated to personal, one-on-one, interactive virtual concerts. 

At Ground Rounds in Conversation, learn more about the impetus, development, and impact of Unmasked Connections in an online panel discussion. Meet Therapeutic Recreational Coordinator, Kim Durst-Mackenzie, a popular participating artist Jennifer Vallance, and Bruyère residents who have enjoyed the program, and Rebecca Macdonald, a research student who has been involved in the project since the beginning. Hear inspiring stories of the inspiration and connections between people in care and artists.

The panel discussion will also feature psychologist Diane Meschino) from Sanokondu, a multi-national community of practice invested in healthcare leadership education. https://www.sanokondu.com/home

Link will be posted on the Culture Days event page: https://culturedays.ca/en/events/2d3b9250-522c-4bd5-a017-dccf3b00a881

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council”

-from Culture Days

Culture Days 2022 kicks off on September 23rd!

“From coast-to-coast-to-coast, organizers, artists, creators and community members will showcase and share a dazzling world of art, expression, culture, and creativity through thousands of free events—indoors, outdoors, and online. Are you ready, Canada? We can’t wait to celebrate with you from September 23rd to October 16, 2022.”

For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days

2022 Culture Days (Sept 23 – Oct 6)

“Participating in Culture Days allows organizers and creators to grow and forge deeper connections with their communities, build current and potential networks, increase visibility and showcase their offerings to a captivated audience. 

If you’re new to Culture Days or thinking about participating, 2022 is the year to do it! Here are a few ways to kick-start your creative planning:

  • Check out our latest updates on the 2022 Culture Days page.
  • Browse through the Participation Guide to learn more about making the most of your planning.
  • Explore our updated Programming Ideas page and Online Programming resource for activity planning inspo!
  • Introducing… the Culture Days Historic Map!  You can now browse through 10+ years of Culture Days events through our online archive. Explore this interactive online map and discover the many different arts and culture events across the country as part of Culture Days through the years!”

-from Culture Days

Registration is open for Culture Days 2022!

“Participating in Culture Days allows organizers and creators to grow and forge deeper connections with their communities, build current and potential networks, increase visibility and showcase their offerings to a captivated audience. 

If you’re new to Culture Days or thinking about participating, 2022 is the year to do it! Here are a few ways to kick-start your creative planning:

  • Check out our latest updates on the 2022 Culture Days page.
  • Browse through the Participation Guide to learn more about making the most of your planning.
  • Explore our updated Programming Ideas page and Online Programming resource for activity planning inspo!
  • Introducing… the Culture Days Historic Map!  You can now browse through 10+ years of Culture Days events through our online archive. Explore this interactive online map and discover the many different arts and culture events across the country as part of Culture Days through the years!”

-from Culture Days

Research: COVID-19, Culture Days, and the Arts

“COVID-19 has affected the arts and culture sector across the country and had a huge impact on how we celebrated Culture Days both in 2020 and 2021. In order to understand this impact in greater depth, we used our annual survey campaign as an opportunity to ask Culture Days attendees, as well as the general public in Canada, how much and in what ways the pandemic has affected their participation in arts and culture.”

Read Culture Day’s Research here: https://culturedays.ca/en/research/covid-19-culture-days-the-arts

-from Culture Day

Resource: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Culture Days)

“Thursday, September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit organizers.

This page features events, organizations, resources, and learning opportunities related to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. If you know of resources that would be of benefit to have in this collection, or have any questions or comments, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/en/resources/truth-and-reconciliation

-from Culture Days

Culture Days (Sept. 24 – Oct. 24)

“4 weeks of arts and culture experiences indoors, outdoors, and online.

A colourful adventure begins this week, with the launch of Culture Days on Friday, September 24, 2021, and continuing through to October 24. Grassroots community volunteers, public libraries, independent artists, major arts, culture, and heritage
institutions, speciality festivals, and municipalities stand ready to reopen the portal to a world of art and expression, again bolstering our creative curiosity and connection to each other when we need it most. There’s something for every taste with more than 1,600 free, immersive arts and culture events and activities planned for people to enjoy across the country outdoors, indoors or right from the comfort of home.

Arts and culture emerged as a lifeline of joy, providing gifts of colour, hope, and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme.

RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point – the commitment to building tangible change into the future of arts and culture.


Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities. In light of COVID-19, this year’s celebrations have again been extended to a 4-week run held indoors, outdoors and online. Read through our Culture Days 2021 page to find out more about this year’s festivities.”

For more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days

Creative Community Recovery Webinar (Culture Days)

“The arts and culture sector—a network known for resiliency, creativity, and collaborative efforts—has been particularly devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts, culture, and heritage are invaluable to community identity, and therefore play a central role in reshaping and reimagining local life. In the continuation and eventual aftermath of social, environmental, and economic disruption, how can arts and culture initiatives and organizations serve our communities as we look towards recovery?

We’ve invited Community Recovery Specialist, Deb Borsos, and Carol Palladino, President of Arts BC, to discuss disaster recovery viewed through the lens of arts and culture. This webinar will explore how the sector can contribute to shape our communities for a better post-pandemic cultural life and how important the arts and cultural sectors can be to the whole of community after disaster—COVID-based and beyond.”

To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/38ppaC4 and for more information, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/

-from Culture Days