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The Canadian Association of Music Therapists is the national body promoting music therapy and supporting, advocating and certifying professional music therapists (MTAs) in Canada. Learn morearrow

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The Gift of Music Therapy How musician and popstar Shawn Mendes is using his success to bring the gift of music therapy to others “I wonder what it’s like,” a lyric from Shawn Mendes’ hit song Wonder, is likely a query of many young children staying in the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario who are curious about music therapy. Thanks to Mendes, now more children will get to find out just what music therapy is like. Mendes has donated $1 million to the hospital, launching the “Wond
Published: November 15, 2022
The More we Come Together… Reviewing “Addressing issues of mental health in schools through the arts: Teachers and music therapists working together” as a music therapist and teacher For many years, music has been incorporated into classroom learning in various capacities. More recently, music therapy has played an increasingly important role in fostering social, emotional, and academic skills among school children. But what would the impact be on student mental health if teachers and music therapists came tog
Published: November 15, 2022
Language Matters Addressing the use of systemic language in music therapy practice in Canada As an allied health profession, music therapy in Canada has predominantly embraced the language and views towards individuals and health that are well-established within Western healthcare. A consequence of this relationship is the adoption of Euro-centric and ableist perspectives that become apparent in music therapy literature, research, and practice. Canadian music therapists Amy Clements-Cortés and Joyce Jin
Published: November 15, 2022
Collaboration is Key Exploring music therapy research and music therapy practice and why they need to work together For Kyurim Kang, postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, music therapy research is her passion. She is driven by a desire to understand the scientific basis for the effectiveness of music therapy. In this blog post, Kang shares with readers some of the foundational research on how music activates the brain. She highlights the connection between resear
Published: November 15, 2022

OUR VISION: Supporting the health and well-being of Canadians through music therapy.


Be the primary source of knowledge, information, professional development and advocacy to promote Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) and music therapy.


We enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities through music therapy. ********************************** We recognize and develop the unique potential and strengths of the clients we work with. ********************************** We maintain professional standards through MTA Certification and adherence through a code of ethics. **********************************

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Dates May 26 - 28, 2022 Location Marriott on the Falls
6755 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, ON
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