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Hand-poke tattoo collage

Dot-by-Dot

In Vancouver, two hand-poke tattoo artists provide an alternative to machine tattooing: creating safe and inclusive spaces for clients.

Gaia Tree Mural

A Mutual Benefit

Murals not only benefit artists and businesses; they can also liven up neighbourhoods and create a sense of community.

You Are Not Alone Photo Art

Lifelines

Art has the ability to open doors and build bridges. In the first responder community, art has helped heal, connect, and raise awareness about mental health.

Kintsugi Restored Bowl

Piecing it Together

A traditional Japanese art that restores broken pottery, kintsugi can sometimes mend more than the pieces it puts back together.

Dakwäkãda Warriors Collage

Drawing Success

Originally from Haines Junction, Yukon, artist Cole Pauls draws on both culture and history to
create his bestselling graphic novels.

Interior at Spartacus Books

Room For Everyone

Community-run Spartacus Books is a nonprofit resource centre with a long history of perseverance in the face of change.

Euge Leung with Puglie Pug

Creating Puglie Pug

How illustrator Euge Leung turned a doodle of a joyful pug stuck in a doughnut into the popular Puglie Pug brand.

Chelsea Rooney

Fearless Fiction

After the success of her first book, Pedal, Chelsea Rooney hopes to publish something meaningful with her second novel.

Amber Morrison

Sad is Beautiful

Amber Morrison, the creator of Sad Girl Review magazine, wants to elevate women’s content through art, poetry, and design.

Sketches and rubbings on white linen

Raising A Flag

Visual artist Jenny Hawkinson uses mixed media to explore themes of community and peacekeeping in her work.

Asia Youngman

Forging Her Own Path

Award-winning filmmaker Asia Youngman hopes to inspire women and Indigenous youth through dynamic storytelling.

number-3-gallery

Creating Space

Expensive studio rent in large cities makes artists come up with creative solutions in both design and concept.

mend-piece

The Art of Mending

Yoko Ono’s Mend Piece uses shattered ceramics to bring people together in unexpected ways and with unexpected results.

reconciliation-pole

A Better Brighter Future

Reflecting past hardships of Canada’s Indian residential school system, Reconciliation Pole is a beacon symbolizing hope and change.