BC Cancer has several art therapy groups. Some groups are offered online over Zoom and some are offered in-person at BC Cancer - Vancouver. Making art with a group gives you the same benefits as a one-on-one session with an art therapist. In a group, you also get to connect with other people.
All groups are for people with cancer and their family members. You can access art therapy from the time you are diagnosed with cancer until 18 months after your active treatment ends.
To register for an art therapy group, click on one of the
Register links below. The calendar on our Support Programs page has more information on art therapy and other groups being offered.
An online group with creative exercises to reflect on the new year.
Tuesdays, January 16, 23 and 30, 1:00 - 2:30pm
An online group which explores how we can access our own creativity (no skill required!) by looking at some of the master artists and their techniques.
Wednesdays February 14 - March 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
These workshops are an ideal way to discover your creativity and connect with others. Materials are provided and no experience is necessary.
Held in-person at BC Cancer - Vancouver. The following workshops are currently scheduled:
Creating with Leaves - Tuesday, October 17, 1:00-3:00pm
Slow Stitches - Tuesday, November 21 and 28, 1:00-3:00pm. Learn Sashiko embroidery or work on a knitting project.
Holiday Card Making - Tuesday, December 5, 1:00-3:00pm
A group for younger adults with cancer, who are about 20 to 40 years old. It meets the second Tuesday of the month on Zoom.
This group connects members with others who are the same age. We focus on topics specific to young adults with cancer. We do some creative journaling and art exercises together.
Support is available for families who have a parent living with cancer. Therapy is targeted to families with kids who are about 3 – 16 years old.
This Fall, we will be hosting two in-person workshops for families at Vancouver centre. We will also be hosting an online workshop for parents to join.
Individual and family art therapy sessions are also available by appointment. These are offered in person at Vancouver centre or online over Zoom. Any family in B.C. can join.
To pre-register for one of these programs, please fill out
A time for creativity and self care. We meet once per month over Zoom and participants are welcome to use their art materials of choice.