Healing Through Art | Toronto, Ontario
Gul-e Rana is passionate about mental health issues and bringing communities together to create support networks. As a 1.5 generation immigrant, Gul-e Rana recognizes the unique challenges faced by diasporic youth in accessing support. She manages the Wellness Café project to provide a safe space for newcomer and immigrant youth to learn about mental health. Gul-e Rana is completing her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is also working as the Mental Health and Wellness Lead at North York Community House. She aspires to work as a Psychotherapist to continue supporting marginalized communities.
About the Project
As part of the Ontario Community Changemakers project, Gul-e Rana and her team will host a community healing and inter-learning event. In order to foster inclusion and unity in our community, they will invite South Asian, Black and Indigenous community artists and leaders to host art workshops where participants are encouraged to express themselves through art while sharing stories about their identities here on Turtle Island. The workshops will be a space to exchange and create dialogue about understanding our role as migrant settlers on Indigenous lands in order to encourage reconciliation and allyship between the South Asian, Black and Indigenous communities.