Important announcement from CAHEP’s Board and Staff!

Important announcement from CAHEP’s Board and Staff!

As we begin to enter a change of seasons, from fall to winter, CAHEP is announcing a transition of our own!

After 3 years of leadership with CAHEP and 10 years with the organization, Alana Forslund will be departing from her position as Executive Director.  In January 2017, Alana will begin her new role with Ontario Arts Council as their Northwestern Representative.   Alana extends tremendous gratitude to all involved with CAHEP, who collectively and continuously inspire the organization’s programs. Although she is stepping away from CAHEP, Alana will remain rooted in Thunder Bay, and looks forward to supporting many individuals, groups, and organizations in the Northwest through her new work with OAC.

 And now, it is with great enthusiasm, that we announce the hiring of our Interim Executive Director, Stacey Hare Hodgins.
Stacey joined the CAHEP team this fall as the Coordinator of our youth-focused Speak Up Arts Program at the Churchill Hub.  As our new Interim Executive Director, she looks forward to continuing to cultivate meaningful relationships with the artists and participants who shape CAHEP’s programs.Stacey brings her passion for collaboration and commitment to equity to CAHEP, honouring the incredible work that preceded her.  She has experience in creative program development and coordination, arts administration, grant-writing, research, and advocacy.  Drawn to places where art and social justice intersect, where a collective of voices can make visible what otherwise goes unnoticed, Stacey is ignited by artmaking that can help transform our lived experiences.  After more than a decade in social work, she is now happily immersed in community engaged arts education.  In her own time, Stacey loves to write, collage, paint, and sing.  Get in touch with her to brainstorm, dream, and share ideas at

From the CAHEP Board: “The CAHEP Board of Directors is pleased to continue working with Stacey. Her passion for CAHEP and her current work with the organization will be invaluable to us in this time of transition.  Although we are sad to see Alana go, we wish her well and thank her for her leadership of CAHEP these past 3 years.”

Wishing you all a warm winter season!  We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming the new into CAHEP and its programs.


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