About Katia

I am a Toronto-based creative and Manager of The Bitove Method - an innovative, not-for-profit organization which offers arts-based programming and community for older adults living with memory loss, and their care partners.

I have completed a BDes in Illustration from OCADU, and a thesis-based MA in Recreation and Leisure from the University of Waterloo.

Art Practice

My current practice is centred on collage and exploring the playful, satisfying, and surprising juxtapositions that collage makes possible!

I also have experience and expertise in illustration, painting, murals, design, and animation.

Facilitation

Over the last decade I have developed a passion for working creatively with people living with dementia. 

This love for facilitation and teaching has extended beyond this work, and I regularly host arts-based workshops for private groups, high schools, and the general public. 

I also offer professional development workshops around relational caring and related concepts.  

Academic Work

Through my work with persons with dementia, I was inspired to pursue a Master's degree that would allow me to take part in research that aims to better the lives of older adults, and advocate for better care cultures for persons living with dementia and those in long-term care.  

I am an active advocate for culture change in long-term care and focus much of my research and work on relational approaches to caring.

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