About us

We transform hospitals and other healthcare institutions into inspiring, welcoming spaces through art.

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 wellness facilities. We collect and install artwork that transforms these places into inspiring environments that encourage a sense of hope and serenity for patients, their families and healthcare teams.

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

Approach

We believe in art’s healing power. 

Since the Foundation’s inception, the reactions and testimonials we’ve received have been astonishing. Each project shows us how art deeply and holistically nurtures the healing process.

Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets us imagine what is possible.
Richard Kamler, Artist

Against the backdrop of an institutional approach to healthcare, art makes spaces more welcoming by inspiring connections, hope, sharing, beauty and serenity.

Expertise

The last twenty years have allowed us to develop unique know-how that goes beyond art donations.

As dedicated curators, we’re actively involved in searching for, transporting, selecting and installing artwork, always with a collaborative spirit.

Learn more about our collaborative work

Awards

The Art for Healing Foundation’s impact is reflected in the community’s reactions, both inside and outside the walls of healthcare institutions. In recent years, we’ve had the tremendous privilege of seeing various organizations recognize and honour our commitment. In an unforgettable, still almost unreal moment, the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon honoured our efforts in May 2024.

Values

Altruism

We work for the well-being of the sick and vulnerable, contributing to a more humane society.

Passion

Driven by a passion for art, we carry out each project with dedication and professionalism.

Collaboration

We collaborate with each partner with empathy and attentiveness, respecting each project’s unique sensibility.

For More Information 

See our FAQ section for more information about donations, selection criteria, our collaboration process and more. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.