Oshawa, Ontario

What ‘s “inside” you that you struggle to live with and struggle to find ways to talk about in ways others are prepared to listen?

Carnival des Voix yesterday in Oshawa, Ontario,

Big thanks to everyone – peeps and voices – who came out.

And also to CMHA Durham for the space and support…
Jenn, Ben, Aubrey: Dave says Yo!

Let your voice out – put it on a stick.

Ajax, Ontario

World First !

First Carnival des Voix pilot workshop Tuesday, 27th June 2017 in Ajax, Ontario.
With community partners DMCS, Durham Mental Health Services and  CHMA Durham Region and, as you’ll see, lots of friends.

A great big thank you to everyone who came and helped make it a great afternoon.




Step One: Make Puppets

Ideas for making puppets

You will have your own, but here’s a few simple ways of making puppets to get you started.


In pilot workshops we found that participants did not need much to get started, just a bunch of simple stuff, space and freedom to unleash their creativity and chance to express themselves.

Start Simple, for example:

Three easy, simple ways you can start making puppets

Paper bag

Sock puppet

Spoon puppet


This  puppet of Albert was made from a paper plate. Draw, cut-out, stick it on a stick, done.

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