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What We DO

Art Shows

We love to find new places and creative ways to show art from our members. We even help promote and sell their work.

Awareness projects

We use our voice to promote awareness of issues facing people with mental illness.  Connect with us to make that voice louder.


We spend  a lot of time selling our gear and running fundraisers, so we can promote the issues, and support other great organizations fighting the same battles.



Our Roots

We are an organization run by and for people with mental illness, and those who have been effected by mental illness.  We are about raising awareness of mental illness through art, and other supportive programs. 

OI is entirely run by mental health consumers, and it promotes awareness of issues facing those living with mental illness and that advocates for understanding and acceptance. A peer based model is shown to be highly effective for both artists learning new skills and for mental health consumers sharing strategies promoting wellness.


Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at The Outsider Insight Project. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Partner with Us

Find out how your organization can help.

Become a Member

Get involved

Make a Donation

Make A True Change


Key Peeps

Committed to the Cause

Gavin Quinn

Founder, Life Blood of OI, Torch Bearer, King of accomplishing the amazing!

Elsa Yorke

Retail Genius, Care Bear, Fantastical Supporter, Chief Amazing Officer.

JJ Francis

Chief Energy Bringer, Handsome Mouthpiece, Enthusiastic Support Person

Mike Francis

Captain of the Ship, Technical Dream Machine, Writer of Words

Chris Faddies

Our man in Hamilton, Stoic volunteer, Connector of people

Mike Underwood

Our Banff connection, old school Coldbrook skate crew, Slayer of dragons... Loyal Outsider to the core.

Our Next Big Thing



Contact The Outsider Insight Project

Want to know more or volunteer with outsider Insight?  Maybe you want to become a member?
Just contact us with the link below.


Truro, NS, Canada

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