OEATA | Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association

OEATA’s Mission is to develop, steward and promote the Expressive Arts Therapy profession and the interests of Expressive Arts Therapists. As the united voice of OEATA members, the organization serves to uphold high standards of competent and ethical practice in alignment with the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists.

OEATA’s Vision is for people everywhere to share in the creative powers of expressive arts to transform their inner worlds and communities. OEATA recognizes and fosters the essential values of imagination and creative expression through the arts in psychotherapy, education, social justice and community development.

What is Expressive Arts Therapy? Expressive Arts Therapy is an arts-based approach to psychotherapy that engages and supports the client through a process of creative expression to help them reconnect with their inner resources. Expressive Arts Therapists offer interventions that integrate the use of visual arts, creative writing, drama, music, voice and movement as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery and growth.  More about Expressive Arts Therapy.



TODAY Sunday, Nov 8 2015



(Koerner Hall 3rd Level Lobby Balcony Conference Room)
273 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON

6:00PM Registration of members, voting and non-voting


  • Welcome and Introductions of Guests
  • Declaration of quorum according to OEATA’s by-laws
  • Presentation of Agenda
    • o Motion to Accept Minutes of November 10 2014
    • o Motion to Accept Agenda
  • Report from President
  • Presentation of Financial Report
    • o Motion to Accept Financial Report
  • Appointment of a person to conduct a review of the Financial Report

Motion to Accept the person to conduct a review of the Financial Report

  • Committee Reports
  • Presentation of Slate of Candidates for Board Members
    • o Motion to Accept Slate of Candidates for Board Members
  • Any other Business According to By-laws
    • o Motion to Adjourn AGM


Guest speaker: Stephen K. Levine, Ph.D., D.S.Sc., REAT

We will also have time for a College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario FAQ


Departure 8:30PM

The 2015 Annual Report will be available here for download after the AGM


The CRPO was proclaimed on April 1st, 2015

The controlled act of psychotherapy has NOT been proclaimed yet.

If you are currently practicing as an EXAT and plan to continue your practice and/or promote your services after the proclamation date, you will be required to join the CRPO registration process through the ‘grandparenting’ or ‘regular applicant’ route.

Before you can begin the online application process you must first:

1. Create a CRPO user account

2. Pay ($60.00 + HST payment details are online at the CRPO)

3. Complete the Professional Practice & Jurisprudence e-Learning Module at the CRPO Website. Only after successful completion of the online Jurisprudence module can you begin the online application process to the CRPO. Download Study Guide.

All the information required for CRPO registration can be found at the CRPO website

Please feel free to contact OEATA if you have questions