Resources & Links

Regulatory College

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

The Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) is the governing body of a new health regulatory college in Ontario. The College is established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).The mandate of the College is to regulate Registered Psychotherapists in the public interest, striving to ensure that practitioners are competent, ethical and accountable.

The Alliance

Ontario Mental Health Alliance

The Ontario Alliance of Mental Health Practitioners is an umbrella organization whose members are professional associations in the field of mental health. The Alliance was formed to address the issue of regulating counseling and psychotherapy in Ontario. During the development of the College, it provided feedback to the Transitional Council. This website is an excellent resource because it provides introductions, updates, reports and resources intended to help keep member associations such as the OATA, as well as mental health professionals, members of the public and media well informed about the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Art Therapy Training in Canada

The listing of art therapy training programs on the OATA website does not consitute an endorsement by OATA.  Potential students should research and have due diligence in selecting programs that suit thier educational requirements.  


Toronto Art Therapy Institute
Graduate Level Diploma in Art Therapy
8 Prince Arthur Avenue, Second Floor
Toronto, On M5R 1A9
Telephone: 416 924-6221
Fax: 416 924-0156 

Fleming College
Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts

297 College Drive
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Phone: 705­457­1680 ext. 6730

International School of Interdisciplinary Studies ­ Canada (ISIS)
Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy

468 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1T7
Phone: 416­539­9728
Fax: 416­531­8236
Email: admin@isis­
Website: isis­

Western University Art Therapy Program
Diploma in Art Therapy UWO, PTCE
Information on previous program only, this art therapy program is no longer running.

British Columbia

Adler University
MA in Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy

1090 W Georgia Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Phone: 604­482­5510

Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT)
Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy

143 Joseph Street
Victoria, BC V8S 3H6
Phone: 929­352­4428

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy

191 Baker Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4H1
Phone: 250-­352­-2264

Langara College
Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy

100 West 49th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6
Phone: 604­323­5511

Vancouver Art Therapy Institute
Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy

1575 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Phone: 604­681­VATI

BC School of Art Therapy
1941 Lee Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia   V8R 4W9
tel: 604-598-6434
fax: 250-598-6449


Concordia University
MA in Art Therapy
Creative Arts Therapies Program, 5-VA264
(Art Therapy & Drama Therapy Options)
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard W.
Montreal, Quebec   H3H 1M8
Art Therapy Option:
tel. 514-848-2424 ext. 5214

Universite du Quebec en Abitibi­Témiscamingue
Maîtrise en art­ thérapie

Microprogramme de 2
Tel: 819­-762­-0971 poste 2354
1­-877­-870­-8728 poste 2354
Courriel: art­
art­therapiee cycle en art­thérapie


WHEAT ­ Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
Diploma & Certificate Programs

100 rue des ruines du monastère
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M4
Phone: 204­293­3869


St.Stephen's College
MA in Psychotherapy and Spirituality ­ Art Therapy Specialization
Post­Master’s Art Therapy Certificate

8810-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta   T6G 2S6
Phone: 1-800-661-4956

Athabasca University
MA in Counselling: Art Therapy
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3
Phone: 1­800­788­9041
Courses offered through Advanced Diploma Couse at VATI

Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy

Certificate & Workshop Courses
1528 ­ 12th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0P9
Phone: 403­245­5553 ext 15

Art Therapy Associations of Canada

Association Des Art-Therapeutes Du Quebec, Inc.
5764 Avenue Monkland, Bureau 301
Montreal, Quebec   H4A 1E9
Telephone: 514 990-5415

British Columbia Art Therapy Association
101-1001 West Broadway, Dept. 123
Vancouver, British Columbia   V6H 4E4
Telephone: 604 878-6393

Canadian Art Therapy Association
Canadian Art Therapy Association
PO BOX 658, Stn Main
Parksville, BC  V9P 2G7

Ontario Art Therapy Association
611 Wonderland Road North   Suite 103
London, Ontario N6H 5N7

Art Therapy Worldwide

American Art Therapy Association

Australian National Art Therapy Association Inc.

British Association of Art Therapists

Northern Ireland Group for Art as Therapy