Welcome to the Ontario Art Therapy Association

OATA Committee Opportunities

Nominating Committee Chair Position Open

OATA is seeking a Nominating Committee Chair. Interested parties please contact Susan Richardson, President at president@oata.ca


Ontario Art Therapy Associations 2015 Conference

Brave new world: Building resiliency through Art Therapy

Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road,
Burlington, ON
Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Ontario Art Therapy Association is looking for volunteers to help plan, organize and execute their upcoming one-day spring conference, taking place on Saturday April the 25th 2015 in Burlington, Ontario. We are looking for volunteers who have experience with logistics, conference planning, marketing, audio visual, general tech support and anyone who is enthusiastic and passionate about art therapy. This is a great opportunity not only gain experience in conference planning, take part in wonderful workshops and seminars but also to network with other art therapists. Hours collected while volunteering can be used towards registration with the new psychotherapy college. To volunteer please contact us via oataeducation@gmail.com before January 25th 2015.

Opening for Commitee Members

Sarah Greenall, Commuications Chair is seeking committee members to help find and write up current events and projects happening in the art therapy community for the Association newsletter 'Tapestry'.  This is a great position for students  and any members who are interested in becoming more involved in OATA. Contact Sarah at communications@oata.ca


Ontario Art Therapy Associations
2015 Conference
Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road,
Burlington, ON


The world today can be highly unpredictable, from economic crisis, to natural disasters, to threat of terrorism, along with deep-rooted social problems and lack of mental health support. This anxiety-provoking environment can create despair in all of us but especially our most vulnerable. As Art Therapists we turn to creative expression to help express and explore our anxieties and fears. As important changes take place in Ontario with respect to the profession of Art Therapy we consider our own future in this era of unpredictability. We welcome proposals from all art therapy modalities on any of the following areas and are particularly interested in proposals that consider how Art Therapists through the practice of art therapy help to build resiliency both at an personal and client level.

Art Therapy Practice
Art Therapy as activism
Art Therapy with different age groups
Art Therapy practice with culturally and ethnically diverse populations
Art Therapy and Feminism
Art Therapy Research
Art Therapy Theory

Submission form for the 2015 OATA conference Copy and paste link to submit online https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=KjVTq63d0xKhgMDbG0fgYw

Special thanks to Mary Kronert for her artwork included in the slideshow above.