Below are a list of CCENA’s schedule Long Tables and other events for Winter 2022. All CCENA events are free, open to the public, and held on Zoom. Registration links and flyers for each event will be added approximately two weeks prior to each Long Table.

Contact CCENA’s Research Assistant, Katie Waring, at warink1@mcmaster.ca with any questions or accessibility requests.


Keeping Six Quarterly
January 20, 2022 | 3-4 PM

With Arts Coordinator Kelly Wolf & Maggie Ward

Keeping Six–Hamilton Harm Reduction Action League is a community-based organization that defends the rights, dignity, and humanity of people who use drugs. It was formed in response to the ravages of the opioid crisis, and out of recognition of the need for an organized voice for people with lived and living experience of substance use at the many stakeholder tables attempting to manage and overcome the drug epidemic in the city of Hamilton. In addition to being a creative outlet, the zine is a tool for advocacy—building understanding and compassion for the community of people who use drugs.

Register for this virtual event: https://keepingsix.eventbrite.ca


Art Not Shame
February 17, 2022 | 3-4 PM

Rest and Resilience is a remote, facilitated, multi-arts workshop series that engages and supports BIPOC-identifying youth and adults ages 16+. Using writing, drawing, music and other creative activities and guided by Lead Artist-Facilitator Nadia Chaney, participants explored their experiences as BIPOC-identifying residents living in their respective communities.Rest and Resilience served BIPOC-identifying participants in Guelph, Hamilton, and surrounding areas.

Register for this virtual event: artnotshame.eventbrite.ca


Hamilton Arts & Letters
March 3, 2022 | 3-4 PM

HAL is an ongoing activist project with a community focus operated by a collective of artists and writers. HAL publishes Hamilton Arts and Letters, a biannual magazine presenting new literary works, graphic novel excerpts, exploratory writing, poetry, literary non-fiction, and the work of visual, audio, and film artists. The magazine encourages the development of emerging writers and artists. This year, CCENA is supporting the magazine’s effort to build up its subscriber’s list.

Register for this virtual event: https://hamiltonartsandletters.eventbrite.ca/