News and Events

We’re grateful for the thoughtful coverage ArtWorks for Cancer has received.

We’ll also keep you up-to-date on upcoming events involving ArtWorks for Cancer and our projects.

April, 2022
Artist Anja Karisik donated six pieces to ArtWorks for Cancer. She discussed the importance of her and all artists’ donations to this cause on her web site.

November-December, 2019
ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation: helping transform treatment spaces into warm, hopeful, healing places for cancer patients, families and health care workers
by Stuart Foxman Ontario Medical Review
To Dr. [Michael] Weinberg, thinking about the emotions and motivations behind art mirrors, in a way, how doctors should relate. “When you talk to patients, you have to get under the surface,” he says. “Don’t just focus on the cancer; what about the person?” Read the article here (pdf).

May, 2019
Celebrating the ArtWorks for Cancer installations at Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre

April 30, 2019 3-4 pm
Trillium Health Partners
Please join us as we celebrate with Trillium Health Partners the official unveiling of over 50 works of art at the Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre at Credit Valley Hospital. The event takes place at: 2200 Eglinton Ave W, Mississauga Conference Room 1F122
Official Remarks 3-3:30 pm
Guided Artwork Tours 3:30-4 pm

February 13, 2019
Art brings comfort to people with cancer in Durham Region
Coming to a hospital for cancer treatment and care can be a stressful experience for people living with cancer. Innovative partnerships between the ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation (AWFC), O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute (O’Neill CVI) and R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre (DRCC) at Lakeridge Health are using the power of visual art to bring comfort to cancer patients and their families. Read the article here.

September 14, 2018
Non-profit encourages healing by bringing art to cancer wards
The Globe and Mail
A couple of years ago, Dr. Weinberg was treating patients with skin cancer and performing breast-reconstruction surgeries when he noticed the stark decor of many hospital wards. “The environment was so hostile, unfriendly, unhealing and not transformative in any way. People go there and they feel alienated,” he said.

Dr. Weinberg decided to do something, so he contacted a group of friends and colleagues in the art world.
Read the article here.

January 23, 2018
Trillium Health Partners receives donation from ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation
Mississauga News
Trillium Health Partners is the first hospital to receive donated artwork from ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation.

“We are exceptionally grateful to Dr. Michael Weinberg and the ArtWorks for Cancer Foundation for their generous donation of artwork,” said Steve Hoscheit, president and CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, in a press release.
Read the article here.

April 6, 2017
Bringing Art into Cancer Care
University of Toronto Medicine Magazine
“… while our hospital oncology units offer great care, they tend to be aesthetically dull and uninspiring places, offering little comfort. I also have many friends (most of whom are also U of T grads) who have been deeply touched by cancer and wanted to make an impact on the lives of others who have had similar experiences. In talking about how to do this, we came up with the idea for ArtWorks.”
Read the article here.

April, 2017

“Art is being used by us as a weapon against the suffering and uncertainty.”