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Creative Arts

Miriam Foundation, through its collaboration with the Bitton Family, is pleased to announce the new Recreational and Therapeutic Arts Program.

Creative arts are widely accepted as promoting emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being. It enables individuals to share aspects of their lives that words alone may be unable to capture and provide individuals who struggle to communicate verbally with an alternative means of communication. It provides the opportunity to project emotions and experiences onto artistic mediums.

The Recreational and Therapeutic Arts Program is specifically designed for 15+ adults with mild to moderate ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The program is featuring three interventions:

  1. Visual Arts.
  2. Music and dance.
  3. Theatre and digital storytelling.

New at the arts centre!

The Art Hive

A new inclusive and free art program, taking place every Tuesday from 12:00 - 2:00pm and from 4:30 - 6:30pm. This activity is open to all of our clientele, as well as to the public. Children and non-autonomous adults must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to participate.

Summer Art Camp 2024

Summer camp registration will take place from May 22 to June 14, 2024.

For adults and teenagers aged 15 and over with a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Join us for two weeks full of creativity in all its forms! Visual arts, digital arts, dance and movement, music and singing, and much more await you!

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 2 to August 23, 2024









Sensory explorations in drawing, painting and printmaking

Making of handcrafted musical instruments

Sculpture, modelling and assembly


Cooking workshop




Dance and Movement

Digital arts (digital painting, photography, graphic design, video creation)


Dance et Movement

Art Hive

(Week 1)



(Week 2)

Camp objectives: exploration of different artistic modalities, authentic self-expression, strengthening of creative abilities and self-esteem, increased understanding of sensory and artistic preferences, development of social and collaborative skills.

Schedule: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, by blocks of 2 weeks (it is possible to register for more than one block)

  • July 2 to 12
  • July 12 to 26
  • July 29 to August 9
  • August 12 to 23. 

Registration fee: $400 for two-week block; $1300 for 8 weeks ($300 discount).

  • All materials and apron are included.
  • Participants must bring their own lunches (nuts free) from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, participants cook and eat lunch together.
  • VERNISSAGE on Fridays July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23 with family and friends, starting at 3pm.

Participant eligibility criteria: Mild to moderate neurodevelopmental disorders. Participants must be autonomous in terms of eating, toileting, etc.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The Creative Arts Program reserves the right to refuse any application that does not meet the eligibility criteria.


Summer Art Camp ANIMATORS:

Coordination and registration: Rachel Chainey and Dr. Mélissa Sokoloff, art therapists.

Culinary Arts: to be confirmed.

Digital Arts: Monica (Momo) Escobedo, artist and computer engineer.

Visual Arts: Natalia Apic, Maricel Del Campo & Mélissa Sokoloff, art therapists.

Dance ad movement: Dr. Déborah Maia De Lima, artist and dance therapy researcher.

Music: Asa Kando, music therapist.


Any questions?

Rachel Chainey MA, ATPQ, Creative Arts Program Coordinator

[email protected]

(514) 345-8330 x 205

Registration is open!

Summer camp registration will take place from May 22 to June 14, 2024.

The visual arts intervention offers multiple artistic activities for adults (15+) with mild to moderate autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Recreational arts such as painting, sculpting, printmaking, and many other artistic practices create safe spaces for self-expression, social inclusion, and cognitive and sensor development. Join our new arts-based community and discover a joyful and heartfelt learning experience. 

For more information and registration, please complete the form below. Once received, it will be reviewed by the program coordinator who will be in contact with you to confirm and review further instructions.


All fields identified by an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Please share the following information with us: your interests, special needs and required support regarding behavior, physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual traits. If you have a behavior plan, attach a copy of it with this application.

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July 2nd to July 12th
July 15th to July 26th
July 29th to August 9th
August 12th to August 23rd


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