Profile Highlight: LAMP Community Health Centre
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“LAMP Community Health Centre is a multi-service, community based, charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a coordinated, equity-based approach to build access and connect people to medical services and other programs that maintain good health and build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social, cultural and economic wellbeing, people can better control their health and environment.
Now into our 40th year serving the Etobicoke-Lakeshore community LAMP strives to meet the new and emerging community needs.
LAMP’s arts projects vary as per funding. Arts and culture is a social determinant of health and helps to improve wellbeing. We also do annual events like Black History, Streetbana and the RAY summer festival which includes cultural dance and food.Past and current projects include Expressive Arts, painting,Crafts, and Music. Ruckus an annual Youth Talent and Fashion showcase, A partnership with Mabelle Arts, Laser Eagles, Mural Art, Photography and Video Programming,Vocals etc. The Remix project was created from I.C. Visions a youth hip hop project.”