St. Michael’s Hospital’s allegiance to Creative Works Studio is unwavering. Whereas in these days of cutbacks and elimination of services, nothing is held to be sacred, the Creative Works Studio is always protected by a reverential fidelity to the Studio’s artists. The Studio is critical – a constituent element of the Hospital’s commitment to the poor and disconnected. And so, in a fashion, our donors are a testament to the hospital’s values, to its historical ethical mission in support of those most in need and to the truth telling and fearlessness of the creators who work in the Studio.
Those patients, those courageous artists – they are the beneficiaries of your incredible donation to the Creative Works Studio. Thank you, thank you so much for being here.
Dr. Philip Berger
Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Medical Director, Inner City Health Program
FOUNDER, Creative Works Studio
St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who walk through its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 23 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, and care of the homeless are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research at St. Michael’s Hospital is recognized and put into practice around the world. Founded in 1892, the Hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.
PARTNER, Creative Works Studio
The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd have been providing service in Toronto, to people who are homeless, since 1963. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc. was founded in 1989 to develop supportive housing and services in Hamilton and Toronto for persons who experience mental illness and addictions and are homeless. Several of its facilities, including the Liberty Building which houses Creative Works Studio, provide subsidized housing and support for adults living with mental illness and addictions who are on the road to recovery.
FUNDRAISER, Creative Works Studio
The Art Gems Auction and Fundraiser is a third-party event in support of Creative Works Studio. This annual art auction features works by professional artists, celebrity artists and artists from the Creative Works Studio program. The event aims to increase the profile of Creative Works Studio in our community and to raise funds to enable the studio to expand its facilities and services for those most in need.
Funders & Patrons
J.P. Bickell Foundation