Since 2006 the Creative Spark has relied on volunteers to run our programs that linke Creative Expresssion with Mental Health. During this time founder Rob Heighington has volunteered 100% of his time and taken no incomes what-so-ever from Creative Spark.
Creative Spark is currently in the process of launching three new programs this fall (2022) and are seeking volunteers to help organize and run these programs. Link here to see our 2022 fall projects.
From the onset our programming has included input from teachers, social workers, students, and professional mental health workers. We have adapted our programs based on their input, research and most importantly the feedback from our volunteers. All Creative Spark sessions include a follow up debriefing and written input from participants, teachers, social workers and volunteers.
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All Creative Spark programs have been supported by various public and private organizations from across Canada. These include the University of Alberta; various regional and remote community support and funding programs, multiple Boards of Education, Alberta Health Services (AHS) Mental Health and Addiction, Canadian Mental Health Association;CMHC, Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health, the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (re Stoney Nakoda, Exshaw and Morley Community schools, Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, Ucluelet First Nation, BC). As well Creative Spark has received two grants from Bell Let’s Talk. References are available from each group listed above.
All our volunteers receive an honourarium, often equivalent to $20 to $25 an hour.
Link here to see some of our past volunteers. All our previous volunteers are available as both a reference and to discuss the programs they worked on.
Please note: in some cases our volunteers include professional health workers and members of other groups that support Creative Spark initiatives in schools and communities alike. Some people are prohibited from accepting honourariums as per their contracts.
DISCLAIMER: The Creative Spark Logon for Mental Wellness program is 100% volunteer. Please note: we do not offer mental health treatment or advice in anyway. We do, however, have what we call a ‘Safety Net’ which is designed to provide, when possible, a link to local mental health resources within each community Creative Spark is being offered.
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