2023 CAPT Annual General Meeting & Conference

CAPT is rolling out the red carpet to honour members and supporters after a long hiatus apart! It is a reunion of sorts where colleagues will reunite and new members will gather to meet with new friends on May 5 & 6, 2023.

The intention is to offer this opportunity in this amazing retreat and the natural setting of Niagara Falls, ON to celebrate the future of play therapy in Canada! It is also a time to reunite with colleagues from across the country who are unable to make the trip to Niagara Falls.

This year’s national training event will be held in person face to face as well as in an on-line format for those in more remote regions who will be unable to make the commute to Niagara Falls. The in-person opportunity will offer a Friday night reception followed by the CAPT Annual General Meeting where members will gather to learn more about the future of CAPT in Canada, the successes that have been experienced over the past year and to hear your ideas on CAPT’s next steps.

To support our play therapy members and recognizing the extreme challenges faced by all mental health professionals in Canada, we are offering learning opportunities presented by those well known in Canada for their professional expertise.

Early Bird Registration now open!

*Keep an eye on this page for all of the exciting details as we finalize everything our next AGM and Conference will have to offer!

Grief and Loss: Life Transitions

Featuring Experts in the field of Grief, Trauma and Loss

Juggling the Joy and Sorrow

Supporting healthy grief in children, families and ourselves

Presented by: Andrea Warnick RN, MA, RP

Friday, May 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Neurobiology and Play to Support Grief Journeys

Better understand how to reach a child who is grieving.

Presented by: Jan Yordy, MEd, MSW, CPT, EMDR

Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

REST in Grief: The Power of Stillness in Healing

The importance of 'Rest in Grief' as the nucleus for healing.

Presented by: Suzanne Trotman, RP

Saturday, May 6, 2023
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch are provided for in person attendees on each day.

Early Bird

(to March 31, 2023)
Members $450
Non Member $550

Early Bird

(to March 31, 2023)
Members $250
Non Member $300


(starting April 1, 2023)
Members $550
Non Member $650


(starting April 1, 2023)
Members $300
Non Member $350

2023 AnnualGeneral Meeting

Members $0
Non Member NA
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**Please note that a CAPT representative will follow up with you after registration to confirm if you are attending in-person or online. Please email scott@canadianplaytherapy.com with any questions.

Exhibitor And Sponsor Opportunities

Exhibitor Opportunities

Reach your target audience by displaying your products and services at the CAPT AGM and Conference, May 5 – 6, 2023. This will provide a unique opportunity for your company to display products to Mental Health Professionals. Play Therapists from across Canada and the U.S. have been invited to attend this Conference. The Conference will gather CAPT members and interested attendees to examine issues of critical importance to their professional practices

Exhibit Specifications

Reserve a tabletop exhibit space for your company/agency to display your products and services and discuss one-on-one those features that set you apart from others in the business.

Space will be limited. The cost per table for CAPT members is $180 per day and for non-members $210 per day. For the two days the cost will be: members $330 and non-members $390.
Fee includes a draped 6’ table, and a company identification sign. Electrical can be provided for a fee

Sponsor an Event

Companies are being offered the opportunity to sponsor the Friday training ($300), Saturday training ($100 for each individual session), one of the four (4) coffee break ($50), or one of the two (2) lunches ($500) in exchange for additional exposure and recognition on-site and pre-workshop publicity.

Official sponsors will receive
- Web Site placement with a link to your business
- Listing in the Conference Program
- Signage at the sponsored event
- Special Recognition at the Annual Membership Meeting (Friday, May 5 from 5.00 – 7.00 pm EST)
- Follow-up mention in Playground magazine by the President
- Sponsors of Friday or Saturday trainings will be able to speak about their products and services to those in attendance.

Please contact Scott Kettles at CAPT headquarters at scott@canadianplaytherapy.com or call 905-945-5905 for more information.
Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunites

The world famous Niagara Falls, which has been recognized as one of the ‘must see’ tourist destinations in the world, the man-made wonder Welland Canal, wine regions, its proximity to the United States all that made the Region of Niagara a destination for traveller’s for hundreds of years.