Mission

Offer socio-professional inclusion and education services through art to psychologically and socially vulnerable people

Vision

Actively contribute to the inclusion and development of the person's autonomy as well as to the promotion of mental health through art and art therapy

Values

Mutual aid, social solidarity, respect for the environment, healthy lifestyle, humanism, support for artists

History

Founded in 1983, Le Centre d'apprentissage parallèle of Montreal (CAP) is a regional mental health community organization. Over the years, it has become a full-fledged creative hub. Through art, CAP helps people living with mental illness reintegrate into the community and the workforce. With an eye to the future, CAP is continuously innovating to meet mental health needs.

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2009

2011

2012

2014

2015

2020

2021

1983

CAP is incorporated (3 founders: Irmgard Maier, Marie Emmanuelle Jamet, Yvon Lamy).

1985

- CAP's program is recognized by the RRASMQ
- CAP joins the board of directors
- First funding
- May 5: acess to services
- June 13: official opening (parents, referring friends representing the mental health network).

1994

- Beginning of the intensive program (4 days)
- Collaboration with CREP

1996

- Expansion with the ground floor 3500 square feet
- Opening of the Employability Program (Transition)
- Collaboration of CREP and Emploi-Québec

2006

"De l’ombre à la lumière" organization of the symposium on alternative resources in mental health with Racor.

2009

- Co-founder Irmgard Maier retires and Lorena Garrido takes over as executive director.
- CAP's 25th anniversary
- Birth of the MOI M’AIME project (Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)

2011

Xavier Bonpunt is appointed to the general management of CAP.

2012

First partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Totemuse project).

2014

First MOI M’AIME with celebrities (Galerie MX).

2015

It's CAP's 30th anniversary! To mark this milestone anniversary, a retrospective of works produced at CAP has been organized at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Michel de la Chenelière'studio from November 4, 2015 to January 11, 2016.

2020

Three-year partnership with the National Bank.

2021

New partnership with Desjardins to create youth Art-therapy workshops.

Spokesperson

Louise Forestier

Spokesperson

Louise Forestier

Co-founders

Yvon Lamy

active co-founder and art-therapist

Kim Maïer

co-founder

Marie-Emmanuelle Jamet

co-founder

Co-founders

Yvon Lamy

active co-founder and art-therapist

Kim Maïer

co-founder

Marie-Emmanuelle Jamet

co-founder

The team

Sculpture workshop leader

Weaving workshop leader

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Social inclusion

Project art workshop leader

Music and percussion workshops leader

Project workshop leader

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ginette.porlier@ateliersducap.org

Carpenter

Coordination and accounting

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marah.romanous@ateliersducap.org

General clerk

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mario.grenier@ateliersducap.org

Art-therapist M.A., AATQ, ATPQ

maude.robinson@ateliersducap.org

Painting II workshops leader

514-802-2778

Communications Manager

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communications@ateliersducap.org

General and Artistic Director

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xavier.bonpunt@ateliersducap.org

Art-therapist and of art-therapy workshops leader

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Socio-professional inclusion

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sandra.c@ateliersducap.org

Communications

514-843-5658 #224

communications@ateliersducap.org

Board of directors

Bernard Truong, President

Groupe Technologies Desjardins

Sylvie Lamarche, Vice President

Mouvement Desjardins

Paola Sarti, Secretary

Management Sarti Inc.

Oscar Retamal, Treasurer

Government funding consultant

Yvon Lamy, Art-therapist et co-founder

CAP

Jean-Denis Proulx, Adviser

Artist

Natasha Mercure, Adviser

Digital content - Radio-Canada

Elise St-André, Administrator

Psychologist

Constance Venne, Administrator

Lawyer

Partnerships

CAP's action is possible thanks to the support of:

FUNDING AGENCIES

  • L’Agence de la Santé et des Services Sociaux de Montréal
  • Services Québec

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSS

  • CREP
  • Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
  • Le Vivier
  • Programme Art adapté (Place-des-arts)
  • Théâtre du Rideau Vert
  • Montréal Danse
  • Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • UQAM
  • UQAT

DONATING PARTNERS

  • Banque Nationale
  • Québecor
  • Desjardins
  • Bell Cause pour la cause
  • Industrielle Alliance
  • La fondation Carmand Normand
  • La fondation Gustav Levinschi
  • Comté Mercier
  • La Fondation Jacques Francoeur
  • La Fondation Jacques Francoeur

SPONSORS

  • DeSerres
  • Atoca
  • Duc de Lorraine
  • Eclipse
  • Encadrex
  • Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Métro St-Hubert
  • Provigo
  • Rachelle Béry, St-Laurent
  • Supermarché PA Nature
  • IXION communications

CAP IS AFFILIATED WITH

  • RRASMQ : Regroupement des ressources alternatives en santé mentale du Québec
  • RACOR : Réseau Alternatif et Communautaire des Organismes en santé mentale de l’île de Montréal
  • Mouvement Santé Mentale Québec
  • CDCASGP du Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • AQRP

Annual reports

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