About Us

The Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPTTM) began in 1987 in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario. A group of play therapists had the vision for the possibility of an organization in Canada and established the foundation of CAPT at a grassroots level, by encouraging other clinicians to join in their quest.

We are proud, that despite the sometimes difficult journey, we have remained respectful and ethical and have stayed focused on our goals. We look forward with excitement and anticipation to the coming decades as we look toward the future, as we expand our networking circle and build upon the strong foundation that is CAPT.

Connecting children, youth, adults, families, and communities with play therapy education and certification.

Mission
To strengthen voices, health, and well being with individuals, families, and communities by providing support, connection, education, and certification to assist play therapists in promoting the healing therapeutic powers of play and play therapy.

Values
Connections/Outreach/Mentorship
Growth and Advocacy
Inclusion and Respect through cultural humility
Education, Ethics and Professionalism
Integration, Diversity, Equity, recognizing different worldviews, flexible, responsive

Board Of Directors

Caileigh Flannigan
CPT
Cobourg, ON
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Grant Gear
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Hannah Sun-Reid
CPT-S
Cobourg, ON
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Helena Kogas
Oakville, ON
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Ineke Guadagnin
Belleville, ON
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Justine Elliot
Edmonton, AB
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Kevin St. Louis
Omemee, On
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Lindsay Crowe
CPT
Bradford, ON
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Liz Christie
Niagara region, ON
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Nicole Perryman
CPT-S
Ajax ON
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Ricky McIntyre
CPT
Saint John, NB
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Committee Chairs

Research Committee Chair
Unfilled Position
MARKETING CHAIR
Nicole Perryman
CPT-S
Publications Co-Chair
Theresa Fraser
CPT-S
Certification Chair
Hannah Sun-Reid
CPT-S
Cobourg, ON
Membership Chair
Lindsay Crowe
CPT
Bradford, ON
Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Donna Starling
CPT-S
Publications Co-Chair
Ricky McIntyre
CPT
Saint John, NB
Education Chair
Barbara Jones-Warrick
CPT-S
Ethics Chair
Appointed as required
Approved Provider Chair
Unfilled Position

Executive Committee

Kevin St. Louis
President
Omemee, On
Nicole Perryman
CPT-S
Vice President
Ajax ON
Ineke Guadagnin
Secretary
Belleville, ON
Liz Christie
Treasurer
Niagara region, ON
Scott Kettles
Executive Director
Grimbsy, ON