Our Mission

EMDR Canada is dedicated to establishing, maintaining, and promoting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy practice, research and education. We strive to understand the needs of Canadian EMDR therapists and continually work towards providing services to meet these needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading national EMDR therapy organization, dedicated to promoting widespread access to high-quality EMDR therapy services, advancing research and education, and fostering a trauma-informed society. We strive to empower individuals across the nation to heal from trauma, build resilience, and live fulfilling lives.

Our Values

Compassion. Integrity. Collaboration. Diversity. Growth. Community.

Our Story

EMDR Canada was first conceived in 1995, as the Canadian branch of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). In just three years, our first Executive transformed EMDR Canada from an idea to a fully incorporated organization. At that time, there were 57 members; today, EMDR Canada is over 1,000 members strong.

From the very beginning, EMDR Canada has looked to the future: a future where EMDR therapy is available to all who may need it; a future where the benefits of this approach are well-understood across Canada; and a future where both therapists and clients can feel fully confident and informed as they consider and pursue EMDR.

Today, we continue to build upon the strong foundation laid by our founders. Our annual conference, established in 1998, continues to spark connection, innovation, and collegiality among EMDR therapists. We have embraced the digital age, using tools such as our website, membership platform, and therapist database to support members and clients from coast to coast.

As we progress as an organization and widen our impact, we continue to innovate, collaborate, and look to the future. We keep an eye on what’s ahead while remaining grounded in our mission, values, and history, so we can confidently and ethically support EMDR therapists and clients in every possible way.

EMDR Canada is a welcoming, compassionate, and inclusive organization that serves the entire EMDR community, including therapists, prospective therapists, clients, and third parties.

therapist listings on our online database, helping people in Canada find and access therapy

member therapists who benefit from our regional groups, conference, and online services

years of connecting therapists across Canada and advocating for EMDR in the country.