2017 Canadian and British Columbia Art Therapy Associations Conference

CREATIVE AGENCY
+ POLITICAL RESPONSES
THROUGH ARTS THERAPY

OCTOBER 13-15, 2017

LOCATION:

CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

3250 Commerical Drive, Vancouver

Canadian Art Therapy Association 2017 Conference in collaboration with British Columbia Art Therapy Association

Our aesthetic responsibility, as arts therapists and social justice change agents, is to find a creative response to what moves, touches, and disturbs us in the world. We seek to shape a response that resonates with our experience and harbours the potential of creative transformation of both the world and ourselves.

MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE COORDINATORS

We are pleased to welcome everyone to Vancouver for the joint conference of the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the British Columbia Art Therapy Association. This year is the 40th anniversary of the official formation of CATA. From our grassroots beginnings in the mid-20th century to the formal establishment of the Canadian Art Therapy Association in Toronto in 1977; from a handful of pioneers to hundreds of practitioners today, we have walked a path which originated in art studios and psychiatric hospitals, meandered through fields of psychological repression, and now, stepping into our 40s, takes in a grim vista of political oppression. In our work and in this conference, we are proud to give voice to the vulnerable populations we work for as well as to the strength in our midst.

This conference was birthed by a small group of dedicated, hardworking, and creative volunteers well deserving of acknowledgement:

Laura Worrall MC:AT, RCC, RCAT
Sabine Silberberg PhD, RCC, RCAT, SEP
Trish Rapske MAIS, RCAT, RCC
Tatjana Jansen RCAT, PhD
Patricia Ki DTATI, MSW, RSW
Frances Bryant-Scott RSW, BCATR
Estelle Barron BA, DVATI
Cover artwork: Mia Tremblay
CATA conference 2017 coordinator
Mehdi Naimi MA, RCC, RCAT, BFA2

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 9:00 – 10:50 AM

NANCY VIVA DAVIS HALIFAX PhD

Nancy Viva Davis Halifax teaches in the MA & PhD program in Critical Disability Studies at York University in Toronto, Ontario. Originally trained as a conceptual artist her praxis is grounded in that history. She is a critical disability scholar and artist who finds usefulness and pleasure within crip theory, poststructuralism, the feminisms, and the new materialisms. Embodying disability and illness, she is curious about life that is not lived as whole, separate and invulnerable but rather lived through entanglement and ways of knowing that are off-centred, multiple, sensuous.

Over the past 50 and more years the orientation of contemporary, Western art practice has gradually shifted its focus from art as object to include art as a social, participatory practice; its media the social, relationality, collaboration.

The arts practices with which i have been engaged over the past decades include within the social fabric such unruly practices as deep presencing, dialogue, collage, knitting, and tea drinking. As practices that occur within the social these forms embody fluid, unfinished and lively moments. In the course of my address i will draw upon social practice arts in which i have worked collectively and collaboratively (Red Wagon and Recounting Huronia) with persons who experience poverty, immiseration, disability and difference, as well as work done outside of these collectives. Although these practices are not without their critics, my attention will be upon surfacing what is expressed from the specificity of different and disabled embodiments whose critical knowledge is often perceived as illegible and as such unworthy of consideration within the larger realm of the sociopolitical. VISIT WEBSITE

FULL SCHEDULE & PRESENTER DETAILS

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

BILLETING

If you’re looking for lodging, interested in being a volunteer billet, sharing hotel accommodation, or ride share for the CATA conference in Vancouver October 13-15, 2017 – visit our BILLETING FORUM!

We have also included a list below of hotel and other accommodation options.

TRANSIT & ACCOMMODATIONS

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Website: translink.ca
Mobile App: moovit

HOTELS

Days Inn Vancouver Metro, 2075 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T2, 604-876-5531, wyndhamhotels.com
Walking distance to CCC: 19 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 4 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 7 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit translink.ca) : 9 minutes (Bus 020)

Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5t, 604-267-2000, bestwesternvancouver.ca
Walking distance to CCC: 34 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 8 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 14 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit translink.ca): 22-33 minutes

Cassandra, 30175 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5J8, 604-430-3441, cassandrahotel.ca
Walking distance to CCC: 47 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 10 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 16 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit translink.ca): 27 minutes

Holiday Inn Vancouver-centre (Broadway), 711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2, 604-879-0511, ihg.com
Walking distance to CCC: 55 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 13 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 23 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit translink.ca): 30 minutes

Deluxe Hotel Vancouver, 3505 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L8, (604) 435-3347, deluxehotelvancouver.com
Walking distance to CCC: 1 hr
Driving distance to CCC: 14 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 20 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit translink.ca): 31 minutes

City Centre Motor Hotel, 2111 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5T 3C6, 604-876-7166, Citycentermotorhotel.com
Walking distance to CCC: 40 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 9 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 16 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 23 minutes

Hotel at the Waldorf, 1489 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S4, 604-253-7141, hotelatthewaldorf.ca
Walking distance to CCC: 44 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 10 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 18 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 19 minutes

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (downtown): 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, 604-331-1000, sheratonvancouver.com
Walking distance to CCC: 1.20 min
Biking distance to CCC: 36 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 21 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 23 minutes

Hyatt Regency Vancouver (downtown), 655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, 604-683-1234,
vancouver.regency.hyatt.com
Walking distance to CCC: 1.18 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 31 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 16 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 19 minutes

Sandman Suites (downtown), 1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N1, 604-681-7263, sandmanhotels.com
Walking distance to CCC: 1.28 minutes
Biking distance to CCC: 37 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 22 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 31 minutes

HOSTELS

Hostel International- Vancouver Downtown, 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1P1, 604-684-4565, hihostels.ca
Walking distance to CCC: 1.5 hrs
Driving distance to CCC: 30 minutes
Cycling distance to CCC: 39 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 30 minutes

Hostel International-Vancouver Central (downtown), 1025 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4, 604-685-5335, hihostels.ca
Walking distance to CCC: 1.15 hrs
Driving distance to CCC: 16 minutes
Cycling distance to CCC: 31 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 27 minutes

American Backpackers Hostel (downtown), 347 Pender St., W., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1T3, 604-688-0112, ameribackpackers.com
Walking distance to CCC: 1.7 hrs
Driving distance to CCC: 16 minutes
Cycling distance to CCC: 26 minutess
Transit distance to CCC (vist www.translink.bc.ca): 21 minutes

BED & BREAKFAST

Mai’s Lodging: 4206 Beatrice St, Vancouver, BC V5N 4H8, (604) 721-1598, mailodging.com
Walking distance to CCC: 13 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 6 minutes
Cycling distance to CCC: 4 minutes
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 6 minutes

Kings Corner Bed and Breakfast: 4006 Glen Dr, Vancouver, BC V5V 4T3, (604) 879-7997, kingscornerguesthouse.com
Walking distance to CCC: 22 minutes
Driving distance to CCC: 5 minutes
Cycling distance to CCC: 8 minutess
Transit distance to CCC (visit www.translink.bc.ca): 18 minutes

AIRBNB

There are many lodgings available on www.airbnb.ca near the Croatian Cultural Center. To book on Airbnb you need to create an account (PLEASE NOTE that it may take a couple days for airbnb to process your account before you are able to book accommodation).

CATA 2017 CONFERENCE

IN COLLABORATION WITH BCATA