On the Road!
We are mobile, collaborating to bring an immersive experience wherever it is needed.
We pack up our tricks & toys to facilitate accessible & inclusive sessions, programs, events, & gatherings. We play hard to find ways to inspire colourful JOY in any type of place or space.
By The River!
In Guelph, the studio is a centre with open doors to the community filled with a large rare crystal collection, egg laying Quail, cats in the garden, & respite spaces for rent.
SLS is the birthplace of CathARTistry and where Slinky Whisperer began his journey into what it means to him to make the world a better place.
“We are all beings of expression as it is our source of universal connectivity. In every moment of living, we use our empty spaces to create understanding and transformation with our bodies.”
The Guelph Youth Theatre company evolved into the Educational Theatre Collective: “act out, explore you. ETC.” After years of successful political interventionist theatre programming in schools, homes & in the community; there was a shift towards working directly with families accessing social services. It had become clear that in order to advocate for people’s therapeutic health needs, we had to find creative ways to encourage families to take control by asking for help.
The arts collective LifeDramatiX, launched Social Advocacy For Everyone. S.A.F.E provided individualized support for people seeking solutions within our social service structures. Specializing in autism, ageing & wellness, LDX collaborated with local organiations such as Canadian Mental Health Association, Community Helpers Activation Program, KidsAbility, Playsense Activity Center, & the Developmental Services of Ontario.
Beyond Arts & Advocacy was developed to succeed at trying to make even more space for people to find support & respite from our villages of attachment. B.A.A teaches people how to become a self-advocate, so that it’s easier to navigate our mainstream support networks. Together we facilitate support for respite workers, social wellness gatherings, individualized support circles and assisting families with activities of daily life through developing adaptive life skills.
Finally, the union of therapeutic advocacy & using expression as a creative cathartic tool gifted us the concept of CathARTistry!! With foundational inspiration in Augusta Boals “Theatre of the Oppressed” and Donovan Kings “The Optative Theatre” coupled with workshops in “Neufeldian theory” by Doctor Gordon Neufeld studying theories around attachment & neuropsychology; SplashLite Studios has become a malleable & transportable space where playfulness leads the way towards healing & where anyone can become a CathARTist.
Are you looking to find creative ways to advocate for your own needs and the needs of others?
Are you frustrated with the lack of hands-on support from our health institutions?
Are you ready to gain more control of your great life by asking for help?
What We Offer
Therapeutic advocacy within developmental and mental health services
Alternative Communication Devices
Personal Care & Personal Support Work
Dementia & Alzheimers Support
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Micro Boards & Support Circles
Transitional Living Support
Mental Health First Aid
Employment Training & Counselling
Adaptive Life Skills Training through Activities of Daily Living
Trauma informed care
Theatre of the oppressed technique
Inclusive Scuba Diving
Expression & Catharsis