CAMT and Social Justice

Statement of Values

The Canadian Association of Music Therapists is committed to being the primary source of knowledge, information, professional development, and advocacy to promote Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) and music therapy.

In pursuit of this mission, we embrace the core values of equity, diversity and inclusivity and strive to integrate them into our organization’s culture.

CAMT values the diversity of human experience and identities formed by intersecting social locators. These include:  ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, country of origin, ability/disability, culture, religion, and education. We acknowledge there is much work to be done as we improve our social justice efforts.

Anti-Racism as Violence Prevention

Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) uphold respect for the dignity and rights of persons, respect for society, and value integrity in relationships. We strive for social justice in healthcare, education, Canadian communities and in the world. With the unfortunate rise of racism in North America and abroad, it is time to examine racism beyond the actions of individuals.

Racism can be unconscious or unintentional and identifying racism as an issue does not automatically mean those involved in the act intended a negative impact. CAMT aims to identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and colour and the impact(s) they have on our organization, our systems, and our board, staff and members. This includes examining our policies and practices as we work towards becoming an anti-racist organization. During this process, we challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we may uncover. We acknowledge this will not be an easy task but remain committed to doing this important work.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – September 2021

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Guidelines for use of Alternative Text – August 2021

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CAMT Position Statement on Anti-Misogyny – April 2021

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CAMT Position Statement on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada – March 2021

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Message from the President of CAMT  – June 2020

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Resources for our Members and the Public

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