Below is a list of graduate and undergraduate schools and programs in Canada. If you know of any schools or programs that should be added to the list, please leave a comment below. We’ll check out the school and add them to the list if appropriate.
Graduate Schools and Programs in Canada
Calgary, AB, Canada
Prairie Institute of Expressive Arts Therapy
Available: Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program, Advanced Diploma in Arts Therapy
Contact: Carmen Richardson – Director
Address: 1528 12th Avenue SW – Calgary, AB T3C 0P9
Phone: 403-245-5553 ext 15
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
St. Stephen’s College
Degree: Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (art therapy specialization)
Contact: Ara Parker, MA, BCATR, RCAT :: Faculty Lecturer in Art Therapy :: Associate Chair, Art Therapy Program
Phone: (780) 439-7311 ext 32
The MPS (Art Therapy Specialization) program is an approved art therapy training program with The Canadian Art Therapy Association and graduates are able to apply their degree towards the process of registration as an art therapist. This requires additional supervised post-graduation hours. Graduates may also have the option of registering with other professional counselling bodies in addition to CATA. It is the student’s responsibility to consult directly with their preferred registering association(s) and to plan their course of study accordingly.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Degrees: Masters of Arts (MA) in Creative Art Therapies: Art Therapy, Drama Therapy and Music Therapy Options, Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy
Contact: The Department of Creative Arts Therapies
Address: 1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West,VA-264, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
Phone: 514-848-2424 x4790
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Post-baccalaureate Art Therapy Diploma Program
Address: 191 Baker Street, 2nd Floor; Nelson BC V1L 4H1
Phone: (250) 352-2264
Toll free: 1-800-580-6388
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing. The Institute offers art therapy services to children, youth and adults, an accredited two year post-baccalaureate Art Therapy diploma program and professional development opportunities in expressive arts therapies and ecological identity. The KATI program integrates Art Therapy theory, practice and research.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Art Therapy Institute
Art Therapy training program
Contact: Executive Director: Dr. Helene Burt, D.A., RCAT, ATR (Doctorate of Arts in Art Therapy, NYU)
Address: 66 Portland Street, Suite 103, Toronto, ON, M5V 2M8
Phone: (416) 924-6221
Email: no email address available.
As noted in the comments, they are also offering an online art therapy program (aka distance learning). You can find more information about that here.
Creative Integrative Arts Therapy Training Program
Address: 468 Queen St. E. Suite LL01; Toronto, ON Canada
Tel: (416) 539-9728
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Art Therapy Institute
Contact: No name available
Address: 350 –1425 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V7T 1B9
15-month FT Art Therapy Diploma Program and an Advanced Diploma / Distance Art Therapy Program. View their website for more details.
Additional Art Therapy Related Programs in Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Training Program
Contact: Ofir Gabay
Address: 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 2Z6
Description: Langara College offers an exceptional Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate program. It has been the only integrative arts-based therapy training in BC for over 6 years. Graduates have gone on to practice as an Expressive Arts Therapist within a range of educational, clinical and community settings.
As a public college, Langara prides itself on the quality of education we offer and the experience and expertise of our instructors. All programs must go through a rigorous approval process before being offered to the public to ensure that our students expectations will be met and that the industry will recognize our graduates as fully prepared, qualified experts.