Haley Toll, Ph.D. Cand., CCC, RCAT, RP (inactive) is the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal and Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also the Co-convener of Arts & Health Research Exchange Group at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research.
As a Registered Canadian Art Therapist and Certified Canadian Counselor, she has worked with children and adults internationally and across Canada in primarily trauma-care related to cancer diagnosis, sexual abuse, and other psychological and emotional challenge since 2010. She has worked in the capacity of an art therapist, counsellor, policy and/or psychosocial support advisor in: the Mongolian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in Ulaanbaatar, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, the Sea to Sky Community Services Society in Squamish, the Miriam Foundation in Montreal, the Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence in Gaborone, and Stepping Stones International in Mochudi. As an educator, Haley has trained mental health practitioners and students in Botswana, Thailand, Edmonton, and Mongolia in art therapy, arts-informed, and crisis intervention practices.
Haley was the President of the Canadian Art Therapy Association from 2016-2019 and the Director of Communications from 2013-2016. Her current doctoral research intermixes multicultural and international art therapy and arts-based research, with a focus on supporting newcomer women in Canada. Haley is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award Recipient (2019). She was also awarded the Lakehead Arts Integrated Research Award (2021), School of Graduate Studies Dean’s Award (2019), Ellen Gillis Memorial Scholarship (2019), Edith Creighton Scholarship (2019), Women’s Association of Memorial University Doctoral Scholarship (2018), School of Graduate Studies Baseline Scholarship (2017), and the Campaign for the New Millennium Contribution Scholarship (2009).