365 Kindness: Year 1, Day 29 - Dr Erin Parkes

February 22, 2020

Check out this wonderful blog post by Maya Lemaire that features our very own Dr. Erin Parkes! Read what Erin has to say about promoting kindness in her work and creating a culture of kindness at Lotus Centre

Lotus Centre's Segment on Regional Contact

December 06, 2018

CTV's Regional Contact visited Lotus Centre to hear about our programs and from our staff. Check out the link below to see for yourself! What a great segment!

Partnership with the University of Ottawa: Canada's First and Only Certificate Program in Special Music Education

September 05, 2018

As part of Lotus Centre's commitment to providing access to music for the special needs community, we are delighted to announce that we are partnering with the University of Ottawa to deliver Canada's first and only certificate program in special music education. Training teachers and providing them with the tools they need to work with special needs students is a huge part of increasing accessibility, and we are excited to be taking this giant step forward! 

Music Circle Workshops Expansion

January 17, 2018

Another lovely article about Lotus Centre's partnership with the National Arts Centre! We are having a blast in our Music Circle Workshops, and love seeing the smiles on our students' faces.

Lotus Centre Grows with New Move: Ottawa Community News

June 20, 2017

Beautiful article about Lotus Centre, highlighting our expansion and adapted piano lessons!

Interview with CBC Morning Ottawa

November 14, 2016

Click here to listen to a clip from a past interview with CBC Morning Ottawa! It highlights our fabulous partnership with the National Arts Centre in delivering the Music Circle program to individuals with special needs.

Creating the Conditions for Joy

December 09, 2016

If you were to try to describe unbridled human joy to a newcomer on planet earth, pointing directly at Kyle during an NAC "Music Circle" with Elizabeth Simpson would make an easy visual.

"Music Circle" Program in Local Schools

July 06, 2016

Another amazing partnership with the NAC! Introducing the Lotus Centre "Music Circle" project at local Ottawa schools.

"Music Circles" at the National Arts Centre

June 10, 2016

Inspiring promotional video from the National Arts Centre, highlighting the "Music Circle" series in collaboration with Lotus Centre for Special Music Education.

An Inclusive Musical Experience: National Arts Centre Concerts for the Special Needs Community

April 10, 2014

The National Arts Centre Orchestra performs wonderful concerts, bringing joy to many! However, for people with special needs, attending live performances can be challenging and overwhelming. This article highlights another impactful collaboration between the NAC and Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. 


National Arts Centre Collaboration: A Certain Way of Engaging with Music

March 14, 2014

An interview with our amazing lead collaborator and NAC orchestra musician, Elizabeth Simpson. Thank you for your support and amazing contribution over the years!

CBC "All in a Day" Broadcast

January 06, 2014

Click here to listen to Dr. Erin Parkes' interview on CBC's "All in a Day" broadcast about Lotus Centre!

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