November 2019:

TATI wishes to congratulate TATI Grad Shelley Long, DTATI, on her new position.  Here is her description:

“I’ve been hired as an Art Care facilitator at St. Martha’s hospital in my hometown of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It is a part time position (20 hrs per week) and I will be working with patients in various units such as geriatric, PCU, mental health and oncology. I will be working along side a music therapist as well.

I’ve been hired through a wonderful non-profit organization called Arts Health Antigonish.  A bit about AHA from their website:


Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is a collaboration between artists, educators and health care workers which began at the Sustainable Antigonish (SA) Roundtable in January 2013. There was recognition by those at the table of a need to acknowledge, value and respect the immense contribution of the cultural sector to community vitality, vibrancy and health. Afterwards, several champions of health care and the arts came together to establish a working group, leading to an inspiring new community partnership – AHA!

The mission of AHA! is to foster creative expression for community health.


I am beyond excited to return to Nova Scotia and become a part of the AHA team!




Congratulations Shelley!  They are lucky to have you!! (Posted November 2019)


 September 2019: Congratulations to TATI Graduate, Sarah Hughes recently earned her Master’s of Science in Child Life and accepted a Child Life Specialist position at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Through education and creative modalities, Sarah supports the developmental and psychosocial needs of infants and children requiring complex medical support for cardiology and respiratory conditions. 


Congratulations Sarah for realizing your long held dream of working with children in a children’s hospital!



The TATI community wishes to congratulate Anna Portoraro, MA, DTATI, RP in her new full-time position at Bellwood Health Services in Toronto.  She was hired as Counsellor & Art Therapist at the beginning of March 2019. 

Congrats on your brilliant career, Anna!