Monika Couperus

Empowerment within diversity is a beautiful privilege to witness and be a part of. I am an expressive arts therapist with a social work background. In summary, I’ve worked with: Indigenous peoples/communities, Christian communities, peoples of diverse abilities, newcomers (immigrants and refugees), youth, children, women, seniors, and intersectionalities of all the above. I love diversity and expressions of culture. I would be open to relocating for a job opportunity.  If you would like more information, I can tailor my resume for you as I have many transferable skills from diverse career experiences. 



Expressive Arts Therapy Certification at Vancouver School of Healing Arts

Please see attached Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association website that defines expressive arts therapy and explains insurance and registration. I did my practicum with adults with diverse abilities.

09.2018/ 06.2019

Bachelors of Social Work at Renison University College/ University of Waterloo

Graduated with honours and distinction. Did practicum at the KW Multicultural Centre helping immigrants and refugees with settlement and pre-employment needs. I also worked on an independent project about educating newcomer’s about Canadian Indigenous history in the land in downtown Kitchener.


Bachelors of Arts at Redeemer University (College)

Graduated with honours and distinction majoring in sociology/ social work and minoring in psychology. I was involved in leading the Creative Expressive Worship team in Church in the Box, Captaining the varsity women’s soccer team, and organizing MMIW awareness event(s) on campus. My practicums were at the Native Women’s Centre (emergency women’s shelter) and Atwell (Pregnancy Support Services of Hamilton).


09.2019/ 09.2020

Resource Worker (casual) at Bethesda Christian Association


Indigenous Neighbours Program Assistant at Mennonite Central Committee


Expressive Arts Therapy Intern at Bethesda Christian Association


Social Work Intern at KW Multicultural Centre

06.2016/ 08.2018

Supervisor/ Head Counsellor at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church


Social Work Intern at Native Women's Centre

09.2017/ 11.2017

Social Work Intern at Atwell/ Pregnancy Support Services of Hamilton

04.2015/ 08.2018

Seasonal Worker at Cole's Florist and Garden Centre

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