CiiAT - Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy
About CiiAT

Our mission is to provide quality art psychotherapy education and accessible clinical services

CiiAT (pronounced see-at )

CiiAT – The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy is the proprietorship of The Proulx Global Education and Community Foundation a leading not-for-profit organization in virtual art therapy education and clinical services.

The cornerstone of our institution is our accredited post-graduate diploma program; the Art Psychotherapy Diploma has been built on current and inclusive education, theories, and clinical placement practice, leading graduates to the professional designation of Professional Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association, and the designation of Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Our graduates go on to have fulfilling careers in hospitals, clinics, schools, community centres, private practice, and more.

With a commitment to client care and capacity building, CiiAT also offers a range of professional development courses and provides uniquely creative organizational development events to teams within and outside the field of mental health.

As a registered not-for-profit society, CiiAT’s community programs are funded by grants and generous community partners.  The Virtual Art Therapy Clinic currently relies on private donations to provide individual and group therapy sessions to clients of all ages and stages of life.

We are grateful to the Board of Directors of the Proulx Global Education and Community Foundation for their never-ending support and commitment.

Our mission is to spread awareness of the healing effects of art therapy and to help train professionals in the practice.

A global perspective is at the core of our curriculum. No matter what topic you study, every course will help you become more culturally fluid and aware. We combine theory and practice in our accessible classes. While we offer in-person programs, our virtual classrooms are at the heart of our unique learning experience.

Virtual Learning

We strongly believe in accessible education for everyone. We offer virtual professional development as well as virtual post-graduate studies, along with an option for in-person or virtual clinical placement.

Our virtual classrooms are conducted in real-time, which allows students to interact with their instructors and classmates from wherever there is reliable Internet access. Assignments and documents are made available through our Learning Management System.

CiiAT strives to be a community of equity and inclusion by welcoming students from many backgrounds and diverse cultures, creating space for all voices to be heard.

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Follow your art

Our students are curious, culturally-diverse, and passionate.

They know a career in art therapy is more than just a job – it is a lifetime of learning and creativity, of exploration and the unknown, and of guiding others to where they want to be.

Follow your art. Let it lead you to healing.

Our Purpose

The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life-enhancing. Its mission is to introduce art therapy training programs in Canada and other countries.

We focus on training qualified culturally-sensitive and responsive art therapists and therapeutic arts practitioners.

The primary purpose of the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy is to offer an art therapy training program that meets the requirements of Canadian Art Therapy Association.

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Our Affiliations

Affiliate PF
Affiliate CATA
Affiliate IETA
Affiliate IPATT

Our Partners & Supporters

Partner CC
Partner US
Affiliate VNFC
Affiliate COV
Affiliate IslandHealth