Program Leader – Art Therapist (independent contractor)

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, practical and physical/functional needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them.  For more information, visit

Wellspring is seeking a professional art therapist to join our pool of professional leaders.  The ideal individual would provide group facilitation for Wellspring’s art therapy program at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House in Oakville, Ontario. This is an independent contractor position and ideal for someone who has private practice or part-time work.

The ideal consultant will bring the following skills:

  1. Must have relevant education or training (preferably graduate level), with a minimum of three years’ professional experience
  2. Have specific training or experience in working with those with chronic disease and/or cancer
  3. Be a member in good standing with the appropriate college
  4. Have a minimum of three years direct, professional leadership experience in a group setting (in addition to experience that may be gained as a student)
  5. Have previous group-based leadership experience with individuals who have a significant emotional or physical health issues
  6. Experience leading art-based programming

If you  are a registered art therapist and have the above qualifications and would like to support Wellspring’s mission of helping individuals and families living with cancer, please apply to Eva Thurlow with cover letter and résumé at No phone calls please.

Wellspring promotes diversity and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations. Wellspring provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position and Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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