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Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources Program - Arts in Medicine

As an alternative to the usual support groups, cancer patients and family members may take classes in soapstone carving, painting, quilting, writing, sculpting, music and other forms of creative expression.

The Arts in Medicine classes are taught by professional artists and are facilitated by psychologists or social workers.

Patients and family members who are interested in singing may join the Hot Cross Singers, the Cross Cancer Institute choir.

Additionally, one-day Arts in Medicine retreats are offered throughout the year for people with specific types of cancer.

On a limited basis we have a Professional Art Therapist available for individual counselling.


Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 1Z2


780-643-4303, 780-643-4304

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible washrooms.  Handicapped parking stalls.  Ramps are available to access the hospital and there is designated parking around the parameter for appropriately designated handicapped vehicles.

Getting there

Bus stops at 114 Street NW, and an LRT station is located NE of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic along 114 Street NW. Phone 780-496-1611 for service schedule.

Available to

This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.

Wait time

The waiting period varies depending upon the demand. For information on waiting times, please call the main reception number at the Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources Program, 780-643-4303 or 780-643-4304.