Refund policy for MTAO conferences and workshops:

If you would like to cancel your registration for an MTAO conference or workshop, written notice of the reason for cancellation will be required (please contact If notice of cancellation is given at least 2 weeks prior to the event date, you will receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee.  No refund will be given for less than 2 weeks’ notice.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, OJN 206
    • 39

    You're invited to a special pre-conference event hosted by the MTAO. This event is free for members of the MTAO!

    About this event: 

    Bouncing Back - How to Restore and Reset

    This session will invite participants to identify what allows them to regenerate and refuel. Using new findings in neuroscience, we will introduce participants to activities that they can incorporate in daily life to be more alert and focused and tools to switch off for much needed recuperation time. Topics discussed:

    - Understanding the basics of psychological resilience

    - The Window of Tolerance Framework (WTF)

    - How to carve out healthy restorative time

    - Creating social support at home and at work

    - Identifying your zones of control and influence

    About the presenter:

    Diana Tikasz has worked in the teaching and health care sector for the past 29 years. Her helping work began as an early childhood educator, nurturing children and their families to reach their fullest potential. This work developed into a desire to do trauma-focused work.

    Over the course of her career she has worked in emergency department crisis teams, coordinated hospital based sexual assault/domestic violence treatment programs, which involved assisting individuals experiencing a current crisis, counselling those who have been traumatized by violence, and teaching a variety of other professionals how to do this work effectively while staying healthy themselves

    Seating is limited for this event! Registration is now open! 

    Questions about this event? Contact

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. E., Hamilton, ON
    • 288

    Call for Papers & Poster Deadline: November 15, 2018



    Early-bird registration (which includes lunch) is now CLOSED.
    You can still register but lunch will not be provided for anybody registered on February 11th onwards! 

    Registration will be available at-the-door on conference day (but bring a lunch with you!)

    Click on our following links for more information:


    If you'd like to volunteer, please contact 

    Refund Policy
    If you would like to cancel your registration for an MTAO conference or workshop, the MTAO requires written notice of the reason for cancellation with at least 2 weeks notice prior to the event date. If notice is given at least 2 weeks prior, a full refund will be issued. No refund will be given for less than 2 weeks' notice. Please contact us at to request for a refund, indicating "MTAO AGM Registration Cancellation" as the subject title. 

Past events

01 Nov 2018 Business Skills Seminar Series 2018
27 Oct 2018 2018 Student/Intern/Supervisor Conference
24 Feb 2018 2018 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
07 Nov 2017 Business Skills Seminar Series
28 Oct 2017 An OAMT Event: Two-Day Music Therapy Workshop with John A. Carpente
21 Oct 2017 2017 Student/Intern/Supervisor Conference (SISC)
25 May 2017 CAMT Conference 2017 - Reaching New Heights
25 Apr 2017 Guided Imagery and Music - Level 1 Training
25 Feb 2017 2017 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
24 Feb 2017 Advanced Supervision Training (Pre-Conference Workshop)
01 Oct 2016 2016 Student/Intern/Supervisor Conference (SISC)
27 May 2016 CAMT Conference 2016
27 Feb 2016 2016 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
21 Nov 2015 Music Therapy Vs. Psychotherapy Panel Discussion
14 Nov 2015 2015 Student/Intern/Supervisor Conference (SISC)
13 Jun 2015 Workshop: Use of Self in Anti-Oppressive Music Therapy Practice
30 May 2015 NICU Music Therapy: First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath, and Lullaby & EMT as a Noise Modulator: A Continuum of Care
22 May 2015 CAMT Conference 2015
29 Mar 2015 March for Music Therapy
09 Mar 2015 Engaging Older Adults and Persons with Dementia Through Performing Arts
31 Jan 2015 2015 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
22 Nov 2014 The Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 2014 Conference
08 Nov 2014 2014 Student/Intern/Supervisor Conference (SISC)
21 Sep 2014 TAMT SOCIAL
23 Jun 2014 CAMT Conference 2014 - Celebrating 40 Years of Music Therapy Across the Lifespan
22 Jun 2014 2014 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
31 May 2014 Grandparenting Application Webinar
10 May 2014 Grandparenting Application Webinar
04 May 2014 Grandparenting Application Workshop #2
04 May 2014 Ottawa Area Music Therapists- Annual General Meeting 2014
02 May 2014 Neuroscience, Speech and Language Training in Music Therapy
26 Apr 2014 Grandparenting Application Workshop #1
01 Apr 2014 Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy- Info Night
30 Mar 2014 March for Music Therapy
08 Feb 2014 2014 Student/Intern Conference
08 Feb 2014 2014 Online Conference Music Therapy: Beyond Borders
02 Nov 2013 2013 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
18 Jun 2013 Toronto Area Music Therapist Meeting
26 May 2013 Toronto Area Music Therapist Meeting
20 Apr 2013 Music Therapy Night
14 Apr 2013 Toronto Area Music Therapist Meeting
26 Feb 2013 Toronto Area Music Therapist Meeting
02 Feb 2013 2013 Student/Intern Conference
10 Nov 2012 Music Care Conference
03 Nov 2012 2012 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
03 May 2012 CAMT Conference 2012
25 Feb 2012 Regulation Information Session
04 Feb 2012 2012 Student/Intern Conference
25 Jan 2012 Regulation Information Session
05 Nov 2011 2011 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
22 Oct 2011 Music Care Conference
24 Sep 2011 2-day Workshop in Ottawa, ON by Music Psychotherapist Diane Austin
14 Jul 2011 Free Lunch-time Lecture presented by Chilean music therapist Mireya P. Gonzalez
24 May 2011 International Music Therapy Research Conference 2011
18 May 2011 Exploring Special Features of Sudden Loss, Trauma & Suicide
17 May 2011 The Wilderness of Grief: Finding your Way
25 Sep 2010 2010 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
07 Nov 2009 2009 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
01 Nov 2008 2008 MTAO Annual Conference & AGM
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