Art Therapy

At the Montreal Children’s Hospital, art therapists use the creative process of art-making to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals. It involves giving patients art material and quiet time to express what they may not be able to speak about–fear, isolation, anger and loss.

In art therapy, young patients and their families learn to cope with the emotional stress and trauma associated with their disease and its treatment. The artwork tells stories, and expresses deep feelings. During art therapy sessions, children and adolescents gain a sense of control over their lives during a time when everything seems to be spinning out of control.
Art Therapy begins while the children are hospitalized, and can continue when patients return to school and follow them into recovery, helping them to understand the unique challenges they may face as they grow beyond their hospital experience.
In addition to working directly with the children, the art therapist serves as a member of the treatment team, meeting regularly with health care providers to help them understand patients’ needs and to learn about the treatment plan so they can help patients understand as well.

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Dearest Bucksters,

 

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Chairman, Bruce Charron. Bruce was in a tragic and fatal ski accident at Jay Peak on Sunday February 10 th.

 

To label Bruce our Chairman does not begin to describe the impact of a truly amazing individual. Bruce was a husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend, and award winning community leader. Not only did he hold each of these titles, he excelled to the highest degree at all.

 

His indelible mark will be honored with services to be held this coming Monday, February 18th at the:

 

Mount Royal Funeral Complex
1297 Forest Rd.
Outremont H2V 2P9

 

Visitation 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Service 4:00PM

 

The Charron family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bruce’s memory to the charity that he dedicated so much of his life to, Andy Collins For Kids .

 

Please note there is very limited parking at the Mount Royal Cemetery parking lots. It is strongly suggested that you come by Taxi, Uber or car pool.