Healthcare Institutions with
the Healing Power of Art

The Art for Healing Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the healing power of art to hospitals and other healthcare institutions. We collect and install artwork that transforms these places into inspiring environments that foster hope and serenity among patients, their families and healthcare providers.

Since 2002, we have installed more than 14,500 works in more than a hundred healthcare institutions across Canada, including Nunavik, in the Far North. Our vision has also crossed the Atlantic, giving us the chance to carry out projects in France and England.

The Qallisarvik Local Community Health Centre in Aupaluk

Located in Nunavik in Quebec’s Far North, Aupaluk’s brand-new Qallisarvik Local Community Health Centre celebrates Indigenous art through the installation of fourteen works by Canadian First Nations and Inuit artists.

Discover this project

Hope & Cope Wellness Centre

At the Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, the works of renowned artists, such as Alex Katz, David Hockney, Victor Vasarely and Alfred Pellan, inspire healing in cancer patients.

Discover this project

Queen Elizabeth Health Complex

From one end of the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex to the other, seventy-five works by artists, such as Nicolas Ruel, Susan G. Scott and Marie-Danielle Leblanc, beautify the hospital.

Discover this project

My only regret is that this wasn’t done sooner. It has certainly made waiting for a medical appointment so much more pleasant and calming.
Irene Tschernomor – Executive Director & CEO at Queen Elizabeth Health Complex

Praise for our mission

Over the past twenty years, we have had the immense privilege of receiving various awards for our work, including the prestigious Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) from the Governor General of Canada in 2024.

Earl Pinchuk, M.S.M., Her Excellency the Right Honorable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, Gary Blair, M.S.M.

Photo: MCpl Matthieu Racette, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2024