ann clifford ocad
Ann Clifford is a veteran Child and Youth Worker with extensive involvement in social service agencies, elementary and secondary schools and Children’s Mental Health Centres for over four decades. A specialist in the area of sexual abuse and child victim witness support, she has worked with hundreds of young people.
Ann is currently an Artist Educator at Pine River Institute, a residential treatment program for teenagers, between 13-19 years old, struggling with addictive behaviour and other serious life challenges. Her Experiential Arts sessions provide relationship building as well as personal empowerment opportunities for individuals and groups. Collaborative exhibitions, projects and workshops are offered to young people, parents, teachers, and front line workers in the health and human services sector.
A member of Arts Health Network Canada, Ann embraces visual art making as a therapeutic process, a powerful tool for communication and when shared, a valuable resource for public education and community building.
Ann Clifford is a practitioner in Equine Facilitated Learning with youth, police and front line social services. Co-founder of Urban Youth Riding Project she facilitated programming for Toronto Council Fire; The Native Learning Centre; Toronto District School Board; Aboriginal Peace Keeping Unit; Toronto Police Services; Native Child and Family Services; Toronto Mounted Unit; OPP & RCMP. She is a certified Equine Canada Riding Instructor.
Ann’s personal artwork is in collections internationally. She creates expressionist as well as more traditional sculptures in bronze and clay. Large-scale woven figurative metal sculptures are her current focus. acliffordsculpture.com