Common Ground

An Arts-Based Support Group for Those Living with a Life-Challenging Illness

“… a unique way to express our thoughts, feelings, and insights with others with similar challenges.” — previous participant

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic, life-threatening, or long-term illness? 

Are you recovering from cancer treatment or other challenging medical interventions?

Do you worry about being a burden to family or friends?

The journey through serious illness can be frightening and lonely. Others — even those closest to you — may not understand what you are going through or the long-term impact of your experience.

Join others in a safe space where you can share stories and express your creativity in new ways. Professionally facilitated.

NO art experience required!

8-week program

Sundays, June 4 – July 23 | 2:30 pm to 5 pm

Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Rd.

Facilitators: Liz McKnight DVAT and  Jaki Deer MA

For more information or to register: Liz at 250-713-8857 or

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There is no charge for this program. Donations are gratefully accepted.

A Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program

This program is supported by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation, the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care, the BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia.