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Therapeutic Clown Training

In Canada, most organizations, institutions and individuals hiring new therapeutic clowns offer in-house training to those they select for the work. Trainings in therapeutic clowning for the public are beginning to emerge and will be posted here as they are offered.

Dr Clown Foundation: trainers available for artistic and therapeutic clown development, improvisation, slapstick, psychosocial, in pediatric or geriatric contexts

Contact Melissa Holland:

Red Nose Remedy: "As we envision the future of Red Nose Remedy, we are eager to offer artistic clown training to those who have expressed interest in one day joining our team as a professional Therapeutic Clown Practitioner. "

Clown Training

Olivier-Hugues Terreault (Global)

Jon Beale (Halifax, Guelph and Toronto)

Francine Cote (Quebec)

Grindl Kuchirka (Toronto, global)

Jan Henderson

Don Rieder

Mike Kennard

Rachelle Elie (Ottawa)

Fiona Griffiths (Toronto)


Giuseppe Condello (Winnipeg, Toronto)


Bad Dog Theatre (Toronto)

The Second City (Toronto)


Sonia Norris (Toronto)

Bruce Hunter (Toronto)

Movement, dance

Viv Moore (Toronto)

Metro Movement (Toronto)

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto)

Fiona Griffiths (Toronto)

Acting/theatre training

Theatre Ontario (Toronto)

Volcano (Toronto)


Katherine Duncanson (Toronto)

David Smuckler (across Canada)

Stella Walker (Toronto)

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