Creating Music Therapy Awareness across Canada
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In this episode, we are hearing from 4 music therapists across Canada who are in varying stages of their careers speak about their plans for music therapy awareness month. Adrienne also shares more about the 7 task forces from the Canadian Association of Music Therapists where you can find educational tools and information to share with your communities about what music therapists do.

Erika starts the episode by sharing more about what is happening on the East coast of Canada in Newfoundland. As an MTA, Erika has experienced the impact music therapy can have on individuals in various situations and settings. She hopes one day everyone will have the ability to access music therapy in their area and it will be a core part of health care.

Rhonda tells us more about her awareness building in Nova Scotia. A lifelong educator and learner, Rhonda spent over twenty years teaching music in public school systems in Nova Scotia and Ontario. She began her music therapy studies in 2020 and is very close to finishing her internship to become a Music Therapist Accredited (MTA).

Victoria is in Ontario and works in the area of palliative care and is a song writer, audio engineer and artist. She is involved with the CAMT Advocacy Committee sharing her expertise in media relations and will be presenting her research, “Faith and Practice: How Religious Beliefs Affect Music Therapists’ Identity and Practice” at the World Congress of Music Therapy later this year.

We finish this episode with Stephanie in British Columbia who shares the engaging social media campaigns she is working on at Capilano University. Stephanie is a 4th year Music Therapy student who is excited to start her internship in a Long-Term Care Facility. While she is finishing her studies, she is working to promote music therapy on the Capilano University Music Therapy Student Association pages.

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