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Music Care Conference 11072015


What is the Music Care Conference?

A national, one day conference which brings together community members who are interested in music and care. This year’s theme is Music and Rehabilitation.

Who presents the Conference?

Room 217 Foundation, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC), Baycrest, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community

Why a Music Care Conference?

This educational and inspirational conference identifies and integrates common themes and issues using music in care and will specifically highlight the implications of music and rehabilitation.

For Whom is the Conference?

  • physiotherapists, occupational therapists
  • nurses, personal support workers
  • recreation therapists, activity professionals, recreation aides
  • music therapists, musicians, music educators, music lovers
  • spiritual care providers, parish nurses, teachers, faculty
  • family and volunteer caregivers
  • physicians, social workers, mental health workers
  • long term care and retirement facility staff

What can I expect?

Dynamic presenters are opening and closing this year’s conference. Allison Woyiwada will share her remarkable recovery from a brain aneurysm. The subject of the book Allison’s Brain, she will discuss the use of melodic intonation therapy that brought her speech back. Wrapping up the 2015 conference, Alvin Law, a “Thalidomide Baby”, will share his can-do attitude, and talk about the role music had in his life. Born without arms, Alvin plays trombone, drums and piano.

When is the Conference?

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where is the Conference?

Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga, ON (parking is free)

How much is the Conference?

  • Registration: Early Registration (before Sept. 25) – $146.90 (includes HST and lunch) Seniors/Students – $113 (includes HST and lunch)
  • Regular (after Sept. 25) – $169.50 (includes HST and lunch)

How can I register for the Conference?

To register and to see the full program, visit or phone 905-852-2499