Profile: Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (Thunder Bay, ON)

21 10 2011


cahep_3Above photos courtesy of CAHEP.

Profile: Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP)
Status: Not-for-Profit, Charitable Arts Education Organization
Community Served: CAHEP serves children and youth within the school system. We also work with various health and social service partner organizations serving at risk children, youth, adults, seniors and families of Thunder Bay. We offer inclusive high-quality multi-disciplinary arts and heritage programming to all cultures within our community.
Arts Focus: All arts forms – visual arts, media arts, literary, performance, dance, drama, music, heritage
Thunder Bay, Ontario
CAHEP is a grass-roots community-based arts and heritage education organization created to develop and implement multi-disciplinary arts and heritage programming and resources for the benefit of the Thunder Bay community. CAHEP empowers children and youth in the community of Thunder Bay by creating and implementing accessible multi-disciplinary arts and heritage programming and resources so that people will discover the joy of arts and heritage within their own lives and create a legacy by fostering a commitment to culture. We create programming that is student/child/youth centered in that they are the leaders in the creative process facilitated by the artists/arts educators in collaboration with educators/community leaders.
Current Projects:

Artists in the 5th – Arts Fiesta
Professional artists work with educators and learners in grades 4, 5 and 6, in encouraging them to be leaders in their own creative process. Students’ work in the arts (written word, play creation, dance, drama, music, new media arts, heritage and visual art) stems from a different theme each year. More than 3500 students across the city have participated in this program over the last eight years! All projects done through Artists in the 5th are showcased at the CAHEP Arts Fiesta – a one day, multidisciplinary festival at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. Visual art projects are displayed in various locations throughout Thunder Bay in the month following the Arts Fiesta.
Aboriginal Arts Program

Aboriginal artists deliver presentations in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Art, Storytelling and Creation, Music and Dance, Traditional Crafts, and Artisan Techniques to students in grades 1-6 within the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board. This program has been developed in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Aboriginal Arts & Heritage Group, Elders, and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.
What About the Books

This program collaborates with literary artists, literary organizations, and community and school libraries to create opportunities for the public and the school community to participate in literary arts to develop their relationships and increase engagement with the literary arts. Artists will engage the community in exploring literature – poetry, prose, drama, oral literature, narrative forms including memoirs, digital literature, films and videos and graphic novels and comics as well as literary genres and techniques.
Pam Cain, Executive Director
Phone Number: (807)475-6526
Community Arts & Heritage Education Project
c/o Confederation College
1450 Nakina Drive, Shuniah Building, Room 261A
PO Box 398
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1

Submitted by Alana Forslund, CAHEP

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CAHEP_1Above photo courtesy of Alana Forslund.

cahep_2Above photo courtesy of Stan Keesic.



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