The Connection Project is an inspiring initiative that began as a mental health storytelling event in 2018 and has since grown into a dynamic and impactful community. The non-profit society formed in the summer of 2022, is dedicated to promoting mental well-being and understanding by providing platforms for individuals to share their diverse experiences of mental health through storytelling and artistic expression.
The annual mental health storytelling event takes place in SET,TINES, Sidney BC in beautiful W̱SÁNEĆ Territory, using various forms of artistic expression such as storytelling, music, dance, and more to facilitate the sharing of personal stories and experiences related to mental health. The event benefits the community by providing a platform for individuals to share their stories and experiences, which can be therapeutic for the performers and help to break down the stigma surrounding mental health. The audience benefits by promoting understanding and empathy towards others and creates a sense of community.
The 2023 Annual Event will be held on Saturday, October 28th.
Applications are open until March 21st to storytellers, artists, performers and musicians interested in sharing their mental health story. Coaching will be provided to all participants.
The organization actively works towards creating positive change within communities by hosting events and developing accessible resources that promote well-being and mental health awareness, creating a more supportive and inclusive community for all members.