Prison Abolition

Class Action News (CAN) 
A free quarterly magazine by and for prisoners, ex-prisoners, and loved ones involved with prisons in Canada.

Vancouver Prison Justice Day Committee

Defund 604 Network

Criminalization & Punishment Education Project

P4W Memorial Collective

Abolition Coalition

Joint Effort
Prison Justice Day – Wednesday / August 10 2022
We will commemorate Prison Justice Day on Wednesday August 10, 6pm – 8pm, at the Claire Culhane Memorial Bench, Trout Lake Park. We invite all community members who support our work to join!

Artists Working with Mental Health

Listed below are sites of organizations of artists working with issues related to mental health, if you know of another site you would like added please feel free to email us and we will make it a link on this page.

A Celebration of Disability Arts and Culture
Promoting artistic excellence among artists with disabilities working in a variety of disciplines.
NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action) – NISA is an umbrella group consisting of seven consumer/survivor-run programs based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada at Network North. The Artist’s Loft: Provides opportunities for consumer/survivor artists to participate in fine arts, develop skills and exhibit their work within the community.
Raw Vision Magazine – RAW VISION magazine is going from strength to strength. Founded over seven years ago as a low budget twice-yearly journal it has now developed into a fully fledged, full colour, quarterly publication with an ever increasing subscription base.
Women Artists of the American West – Women Artists of the American West (WAAW) features the vital contributions that women have made to the art and history of the American west.
The MadGrrls List – Women who have mood swings, fear, voices and visions, and the Internet.
Mad Nation – People Working Together for Social Justice and Human Rights in Mental Health.
Women Made Gallery – A gallery that supports women in the arts by providing opportunities, awareness, and advocacy.
Visual Arts Information Hotline – The Hotline empowers visual artists by providing them with complete information about resources to facilitate their work.
Escape Artists – One who releases or extricates him or herself from confinement, social, mental or physical, through the application of artistry and imagination.
The Living Museum – It’s not art therapy it’s a living contemporary gallery.
The Lunatics Liberation Front – An information network whose main subject is alternatives to psychiatry.
The Antipsychiatry Coalition – The Anti-psychiatry Coalition is a nonprofit volunteer group consisting of people who feel we have been harmed by psychiatry.
Hospital Audiences, Inc. – Hospital Audiences, Inc. (HAI) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1969 to provide access to the arts to culturally isolated New Yorkers.
Sue Clark’s Psychiatry Buster Home Page.
The Icarus Project is creating a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of ?mental illness? rather than trying to fit our lives into a conventional framework.
Ron’s new blog site that he started to provide information and news around the topic of mental health which includes housing, employment, alternatives, the arts, etc. Ron used to be the Coordinator of the Vancouver Richmond Mental Health Network and has written a book called The AIMS Test, Mad Pride & Other Essays which he read an excerpt from at the Mad Pride Cabaret in summer 2006, at Gachet.
The Directory is an online database of artist-run centres and collectives (ARCs) across Canada. It allows artists, curators, administrators, and the general public to search artist-run centres using a variety of filters including association, location, type, discipline, and submission deadlines. Searchable and frequently updated, the directory provides basic information, including a location map, and links to individual websites and social media for easy access to each centre’s full scope of activities.
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