About Us

The Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO) serves as a unifying body for music therapists: promoting, developing, and supporting the profession of music therapy in the province of Ontario.

We aim to protect the status of the profession, promote ethical practice, share information and uphold the professional and educational standards of music therapy in Ontario.

The Music Therapy Association of Ontario recognizes that its board and members practice on the traditional lands of Ontario First Nations and Metis people.

We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements that cover the territory now called Ontario. We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories. This land acknowledgment is only one way we recognize Indigenous therapists, clients, stakeholders and communities throughout the various territories. We highlight the need to support Indigenous peoples year-round, and to our utmost capacity.

If you are interested in more independent learning, please visit native-land.ca.

Meet our board of directors

Ami Di Nino
RP, MA, MTA, ARCT

President
president.mtao@gmail.com
Steffi Friyia
MA, BMT, MTA, NMT

Vice-President
vicepresident.mtao@gmail.com
Hope Pascoe
BMT, MTA

Secretary
secretary.mtao@gmail.com
Kaitlyn Aquino
MMus, MTA, MT-BC, NMT

Treasurer
treasurer.mtao@gmail.com
Callahan Connor
MTA, MMT, NMT, BFA

Public Relations
publicrelations.mtao@gmail.com
Kylie Klym
BMT, RP, MTA, NMT

Member Relations
memberrelations.mtao@gmail.com
Kimberly Dolan
BA, MMT, MTA, NMT, RP (Qualifying)

Education
education.mtao@gmail.com
Ashley Kurkjian
RP, MTA, MMT

Government Regulation
regulation.mtao@gmail.com
Kristen DiMarco
RP, MTA, MA

Ethics
ethics.mtao@gmail.com

Board of Directors nominations are now open!

The MTAO board of directors needs you! Nominations are now open for the positions of vice-president, and public relations chair. Put yourself on the ballot, or nominate a friend or colleague. For more information, click here

Our Regions

Northern Ontario: Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Manitoulin Island, Northern Georgian Bay, Hudson’s Bay and James Bay communities, Timmins, Kapuskasing, Cochrane


Barrie-Muskoka: Barrie, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Southern Georgian Bay, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham, Parry Sound


Eastern Ontario: Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Perth, Pembroke, communities/counties/townships east of Trenton


Durham Region: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Newcastle, Newtonville, Port Perry, Sunderland, Beaverton, Uxbridge, Goodwood, Bolsover, Cannington Peterborough/Lindsay, Port Hope, Cobourg, Northumberland County


GTA: Metro Toronto, York Region, Peel Region, Scarborough, Markham


Waterloo Region and Surrounding Areas: Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Paris, Guelph, Wellington County, Wilmot Township, Stratford, Perth Counties, Grey and Bruce Counties, Caledon/Dufferin County


Windsor-Chatham-Sarnia (Southwestern Ontario): Windsor, Chatham, Sarnia, Brooke-Alvinston, Leamington, northwestern shore of Lake Erie, London


Hamilton-Brantford: Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, Haldimand County,
northeastern shore of Lake Erie, Caledonia

Niagara Region: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, St Catharines, Fort Erie, Pelham, Grimsby, and west up to but not including Haldimand County and Hamilton

Regional Reps

Eastern Ontario

Jennifer Cunningham
heartformusic@gmail.com 

Niagara

Vacant
Please contact memberrelations.mtao@gmail.com

GTA

Steffi Friyia
torontoareamusictherapists@gmail.com

Waterloo Region and surrounding areas

Vacant
Please contact memberrelations.mtao@gmail.com

Hamilton-Brantford

Sara Klinck  
saraklinck@gmail.com

Windsor-Chatham-Sarnia

Vacant
Please contact memberrelations.mtao@gmail.com

Barrie-Muskoka

Vacant
Please contact memberrelations.mtao@gmail.com

Northern Ontario

Kaelyn McCallum
kaelynmccallummta@gmail.com

Durham Region

Antonietta Mongillo Desideri
toni@creativemindsmusictherapy.com

Become a member today

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