Bonnie Chapman discusses a project with

As head of Creativity for Health,

Bonnie Chapman has connected over six thousand patients, their families, and health-care staff in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency with the significant healing and restorative power of the arts at key moments in the health-care journey.


A growing health-care movement includes arts programming as part of survivorship and palliative care in cancer treatments. An inclusive, creative, compassionate, community studio space allows for the honoring of difference in the patients as they journey into the inner territory of art and stillness within a safe space, bringing inspiration and transformative healing.

Bonnie Chapman M.Ed has a strong theoretical, research, and experiential background in art, spirituality, and healing and has provided creative leadership to promotional and public relations activities, art sessions, educational art exhibits, open houses, documentaries, media interviews, and presentations to health-care providers and public groups. She has served as mentor and host for the University of Regina Arts Internship Program, and has facilitated community collaborations that support an evidence based arts program that reflects the vision and values of health-care organizations. A professional artist exhibiting internationally, an international lecturer on compassionate arts as a spiritual care technology, a consultant for developing Artist In Residence programs in clinical settings, and an arts based researcher of social change through compassion based community art collaborations, she is writing a book on art expression as an integral component of whole person health care.