About The OATA / À propos de l’OATA

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The Ontario Art Therapy Association, founded in 1978, is a government chartered non-profit organization. Its mission is to serve its members and the public by establishing standards of Art Therapy education, professional competence and ethical practice. The Association is governed and directed by nine elected Board Members. Members of the OATA are governed and regulated by a Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and a Constitution. The Association is mandated to provide for the development, the promotion and the maintenance of the profession of Art Therapy in Ontario. In addition, the OATA grants Registered status to Professional members upon successful conclusion of a rigorous process, which includes the documentation of education, and post-graduate supervised experience.

Fondée en 1978, l'Association des Art Therapéutes de l'Ontario est un organisme agréé à but non lucratif dont la mission est de servir ses membres et le public en établissant des normes d'éducation en matière d’art-thérapie, de compétence professionnelle et de déontologie. L'Association est régie et dirigée par neuf membres du Conseil d’administration élus. Les membres de l’OATA sont régis et réglementés par un code de déontologie, des normes de pratique, et une constitution. L'Association a pour mandat d'assurer le développement, la promotion et le maintien de la profession d'art-thérapie en Ontario. De plus, l’OATA accorde le statut d’enregistrement aux membres professionnels au terme de la réussite d'un processus rigoureux, qui inclut la documentation de l'éducation et l’expérience postuniversitaire supervisée.

Board of Directors 2015 - 2017


President / Président
- Marillyn Saffery president@oata.ca

Vice President / Vice-Président - Joanne Humphrey

Registration Chair / Chaise d'Enregistrement - Rapinder Kaur registration@oata.ca

Membership Chair / Chaise d'Adésion - Sarah Greenall membership@oata.ca

Public Relations / Relations Publiques - Sumra Khan publicrelations@oata.ca

Education Chair / Chaise d'éducation - Jennifer Page education@oata.ca

Communications Chair / Chaise d'Communication - Open  communications@oata.ca

Secretary / Secrétaire - Vanessa De Groot 

Treasurer / Trésorier - Beverly Doxtator


Ethics Committee 2015-2016

Ethics Committee Co-Chairs / Comité d'éthique Co-Chaise 

Charlene McNabb - charlene.mcnabb@gmail.com 
Karen Nordin -knordin@odyssey.on.ca

Committee Members

Linda Nicholas - linda.q.nicholas@gmail.com
Barb Dorrington - barbdorrington@gmail.com
Erinne Andrews - errinneandrews@yahoo.com
Amy Griffen - membership@oata.ca


Goals of the OATA

To offer a forum for all persons interested in Art Therapy.

To maintain provincial criteria for the training of Art Therapists.

To develop and maintain high standards for the registration of Art Therapists as well as the practice of Art Therapy.

To provide opportunities for continuing professional development.

To foster opportunities for Art Therapists by stimulating community interest and awareness.

To encourage ongoing ethical Art Therapy scholarship, research, and practice.

To foster the global exchange of information among international, national, and provincial bodies.

Objectifs de l’OATA

Offrir un forum pour toutes les personnes ayant un intérêt pour l’art-thérapie.

Maintenir des critères provinciaux pour la formation des art-thérapeutes.

Développer et maintenir des normes élevées pour l'enregistrement des art-thérapeutes ainsi que la pratique de l'art-thérapie.

Offrir des possibilités de développement professionnel continu.

Favoriser les possibilités pour les art-thérapeutes en stimulant l'intérêt et la sensibilisation communautaires.

Encourager l'éthique de l’art-thérapie en favorisant le développement des connaissances, la recherche et la pratique.
Favoriser l'échange d'informations entre les organismes internationaux, nationaux et provinciaux. 


Constitution

Constitution of the Ontario Art Therapy Association


Standards of Practice and Conduct

Download the OATA 'STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND CONDUCT' document .


Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics for the Ontario Art Therapy Association can be downloaded and viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0. If you don't already have Acrobat 4.0, the free download is available at Adobe.com. Be sure to bookmark this page so that you can return easily after installing Acrobat.


Approved Supervisors List - June 2013

Sharona Bookbinder
Thornhill, ON
(416) 887-9121
innerartinc@gmail.com

Betty Broersma Brouwer
Hamilton, ON
bettyb@shalemnetwork.org

Judi Cullis
London, ON
(519) 936-9831

Sandi Deschambault
Midland, ON
(705) 527-0493
info@peacebyepeace.org

Jacqueline Fehlner
Nelson, BC
250-352-1747
jacquie.fehlner@telus.net

Kathryn Hubner Kozman
Dundas, ON
(905) 627-9741

Beth Merriam
Toronto, ON
bmerriam@rogers.com

Verconica Sweet
London, ON
veronicasweet@yahoo.ca