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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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Spotlight on Music Therapy and Cancer On February 4th, 2023, individuals across the globe will join to commemorate World Cancer Day ( to spread awareness and increase support for individuals suffering from cancer. As this day of recognition approaches, we take time in this issue to shine a spotlight on current research in music therapy and clinical stories of music therapy practice in caring for individuals with cancer. The Research Highlighting recent research findings and reviews summariz
Published: January 27, 2023
Music Therapists and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Why We Are Integrating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion into All Aspects of CAMT by the CAMT EDI Committee The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) has a proud history of incorporating positive social developments into our processes and practices. In harmony with this tradition, CAMT is moving forward with an agenda of embracing the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).  What does this mean?   CAMT is reviewing and updating our policies and processes to reflect these values, such as equanimity, justice, and community,
Published: January 4, 2023
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

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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