Willow Springs Creative Centre

Thunder Bay, ON

September 07, 2016

Our local Dulux Paints store and their volunteers renewed the exterior of the Willow Springs Centre in Thunder Bay, ON with a fresh coat of paint.

The small, non-profit Willow Springs Creative Centre provides art, therapeutic gardening and food programming and training for organizations, institution, groups and the general public. They work with people who are often excluded from the creative process including:

  • youth in correctional facilities
  • treatment centres
  • alternative education classes
  • employment training programs
  • seniors in long-term care and retirement homes and group homes
  • programs for adults, youth and children with disabilities.

A part-time staff of three and a roster of volunteer artists, gardeners, bakers and cooks facilitate their programs, including a weekly Farmers Market in from June to October which operates as a training program for young adults with barriers to employment.