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Board Member and Facilitator
Ruth Danziger - BA Hons. (English), Expressive Art Therapy (DISIS)
Ruth Danziger is a Toronto- based storyteller, workshop facilitator, expressive art therapist, and educator. She is a frequent teller at the Toronto International Storytelling Festival, a resident teacher with Storytelling Toronto and a faculty member at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Ruth has been an integral part of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for many years, as a past director and now as a senior program teacher She has worked with multicultural groups of elders, and with children with special needs and has developed a storytelling curriculum for teachers.
As a long-time associate of Community Works, Ruth has travelled to remote First Nations to facilitate storytelling and expressive art workshops, and to teach Early Childhood Education students in Northern First Nations. This past year, she has joined us as a co- facilitator of story writing and digital storytelling projects.
Whether working with children, parents and grandparents, or aunties and uncles, Ruth creates safe and vibrant spaces where stories come alive and where participants have the opportunity to listen deeply to themselves and to each other.
And yes, though many years have passed, Ruth was a puppeteer on CBC television. For those of you who grew up with Mr. Dress-up, Ruth’s alter-ego was the puppet Annie.