Due to COVID-19, art groups are being held via Zoom. If you are interested in attending a virtual group, please contact Sara Hankinson, Art Therapist by email.
BC Cancer hosts several different groups which use art therapy techniques. Making art within a group provides the same benefits of individual art therapy, with the added benefit of providing another form of connection between group members. Below are the programs offered. They are currently offered virtually to patients and family members throughout B.C. Participants
can join online or by phone.
Ideas for an art therapy inspired new year. This group will meet virtually on Tuesdays from January 12 to 26, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click here to register.
Art therapy inspried by Picasso, Emily Carr and others. This group will meet virtually every Tuesday from February 9 to March 9, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click here to register.
A group for younger adults, aged 19-40ish. This group meets Thursday afternoons twice per month. It incorporates art therapy techniques and focuses on topics specific to young adults. The group is currently being offered via Zoom. Email
the art therapist for more information.
is available for young families who have a parent living with cancer.
Individual, family, and group art therapy sessions can be hosted virtually by
appointment. Sessions are available for children ages two and up (with
parental support). To book an appointment, contact the art therapist by email.
Hosted by the BC Cancer library, knitters of all skills levels can join a supportive circle to learn the basics of knitting, improve and learn new skills, work on projects, and socialize with other participants. We encourage people to purchase their own yarn and needles, but basic materials can be mailed out as needed.
This group will meet virtually on Zoom every other Thursday from 2:30-4:30pm.
To register, contact Anne Rilkoff.