The BCATA Mission

The British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA) was founded in 1978 to foster the professional development of art therapy in British Columbia. The Association acts as a provincial voice governing the standards and practice of the profession and its practitioners.

The BCATA provides professional registration for art therapists in British Columbia which entitles them to use BCATR after their name. The Association also upholds the BCATA Code of Ethics and encourages research with respect to art therapy. It is a registered non-profit society in BC.

The Executive Committee

BCATA has an executive committee of professional members, which are nominated and elected by the professional membership every two years for a two-year term. Student members nominate one student representative from each training institute operating in British Columbia to be appointed to the executive for each academic year.

To contact any of the Executive Committee members by email – admin@bcarttherapy.com

Elected Members

Cassandra Evans

Vice President
Craig Lee

Recording Secretary
Sally Fraser

Corresponding Secretary
Stephanie Ng

Membership Chair
Heather Hassenbein

Caro Embling

Student Representatives

KATI Student Rep
Position Vacant​

VATI Student Rep
Luna Lin

Adler Student Rep
Viviana Ni

St. Stephen’s Student Rep
Position Vacant

Appointed Members

Ethics Chair
Demill Keevil

Ethics Committee
Rose Clarke
Sophia Schneider

Events Chair
Amarpreet Chhina

Events Committee
Viviana Ni

Social Media Chair
Stephanie Ng

FACT-BC Representative
Michelle Oucharek-Deo

CATA/OATA/BCATA Alliance Representative
Casandra Evans

Supervision Consultant
vacant – if you are interested and would like to receive the job description for this position please contact us.

Marketing & Promotions
vacant – if you are interested and would like to receive the job description for this position please contact us.

Admin/ Web/ Bookkeeper – Paid Position
Merle – admin@bcarttherapy.com


General inquiries: info@bcarttherapy.com

Membership-related inquiries: membership@bcarttherapy.com

Our Constitution and Bylaws

1. The name of the Society is British Columbia Art Therapy Association.

2. The purposes of the Society are:

  • to progressively develop the therapeutic use of art;
  • to advance research with respect to art therapy;
  • to improve standards of practice;
  • to develop criteria for training art therapists;
  • to provide vehicles for the exchange of information and experience;
  • to aim treatment most effectively toward rehabilitation and the improvement of human welfare;
  • to improve the effectiveness of those engaged in art therapy, through the means of meetings and seminars;
  • to encourage the development of professional training opportunities in art therapy and attract people to the field of art therapy;
  • to represent the interests of art therapists in the practice of their profession/occupation.

3. The Society shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used for promoting its objectives.

4. In the event that the Society should at any time be wound up or dissolved, the remaining assets after payment of all debts and liabilities shall be turned over to a recognized charitable organization in the Province or elsewhere in Canada as directed by the members.

5. Articles 3 and 4 are unalterable.

Click here to download the BCATA Bylaws as a pdf file.

BC Art Therapy Association

Suite 123
101-1001 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 4E4

We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about Art Therapy or our Association.

PHONE: 1-604-878-6393

EMAIL: info@bcarttherapy.com

WEBMASTER: admin@bcarttherapy.com

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