NISA welcomes new members at any time. Membership is available to consumers and survivors in Sudbury, Ontario who are:

  • ready to make a difference in their lives and in the communityIMG_2212
  • willing to abide by our code of conduct
  • willing to try something new and make friends

NISA members have a number of benefits, such as:

  • a voice in our monthly membership meeting and potluck
  • opportunity to participate in our programs at your own pace
  • a free subscription to our magazine Open Minds Quarterly.
  • an opportunity to contribute to the larger community
  • peer support
  • a place for being, belonging, becoming

If you are ready to become a NISA member, come for a tour. Our staff or a member will be happy to show you around. Once you’ve had the tour, you’ll be asked to fill out a membership form, review the confidentiality statement, and sign the code of conduct. Once that’s done, you are free to take advantage of the benefits of membership. You can begin working in the computer refurbishing lab, set up an easel and begin painting, and much more. There is a lot to do. Come on in and find out.


What Members Say

You are all friendly, helpful and caring…we all need encouragements and support working together as friends…Thank you.
It took my a long time to get over to NISA and register. But now that I have, I admit I truly enjoy it. NISA is the best thing for me right now; it gets me out of the house and socializing with a bunch of really nice people.
It’s a warm, friendly environment that feels like a home away from home. I haven’t been able to paint at home for the last six months, but I can find enough inner peace at NISA to be creative and active as a painter.
Thank you to NISA…for reaching out from Ontario, Canada to a struggling 70-year old consumer and making my life better. Your mission…seemed fulfilled in my life. God bless.
Thank you for your amazing [art] calendar…Your courage and your passions are truly an inspiration to us all!