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
Aksana Kavaliova-Moussi
BMT, BA, MMT, MTA, NMT Fellow

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

Secretary
secretary.mtao@gmail.com
Amy Harris
BMT, MTA

Treasurer
treasurer.mtao@gmail.com
Kristina Twilt
BMT, BSc, MTA

Public Relations
publicrelations.mtao@gmail.com
Daniel Allen
MMT, BMT, MTA

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

Education
education.mtao@gmail.com
Kristen DiMarco
RP, MTA, MA

Government Regulation
regulation.mtao@gmail.com
Jane Proctor
MA, MTA

Ethics
ethics.mtao@gmail.com
Acting Treasurer
treasurer.mtao@gmail.com

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 membrelations.mtao@gmail.com

GTA

Steffi Ching
torontoareamusictherapists@gmail.com

Waterloo Region and surrounding areas

Mariah Story 
mariahclstory@gmail.com 

Hamilton-Brantford

Sara Klinck  
saraklinck@gmail.com

Windsor-Chatham-Sarnia

Vacant
Please contact membrelations.mtao@gmail.com

Barrie-Muskoka

Vacant
Please contact membrelations.mtao@gmail.com

Northern Ontario

Kylie Klym
contact@kadencemusictherapy.com

Durham Region

Antonietta Mongillo Desideri
toni@creativemindsmusictherapy.com

Become a member today

Consider becoming a member to have access to the MTAO member cost for future conferences!