Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC) is Canada’s primary arts and health knowledge sharing, networking and capacity building hub, helping to promote and facilitate the development and growth of arts and health initiatives across Canada. A federally registered charitable organization, AHNC’s primary purpose is to increase awareness, understanding and application of the contributions of arts-based initiatives to individual and community health, as well as to Canada’s public health care system. AHNC engages arts/health providers, organizations, decision makers, and the broader public to understand and support the connections between health and arts-based activities, as well as the multitude of ways that the arts can contribute to lowering costs, increasing effectiveness, and supporting the sustainability of our public health care system. Founded in 2011 with seed funding from Lift Philanthropy Partners (formerly 2010 Legacies Now Society), AHNC now seeks to develop corporate, foundation, academic and individual partnerships to support its on-going activities.
The selected proponent will develop and execute a fund and partner development strategy that will address both short-term/immediate opportunities and the longer-term fund development opportunities and processes suited to AHNC.