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Our Mission is to advocate for the Therapeutic Recreation Profession and our Membership.



 CTRA Membership

Joining the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association membership provides access to member only benefits like  Job postings, CTRS database access, profession liability insurance….. 

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 Important Membership Criteria

Please note that membership criteria and fees have changed for the 2015/2016 membership year ….

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 Job Postings

If you wish to post a Therapeutic Recreation job in our members only section (viewed by 700 potentially qualified professionals) contact: websiteadmin@canadian-tr.org

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CTRA 2016/17 BOD

President – Crystal Watson
President Elect – Chris Richard
Past President – Doug Cripps
Secretary – Courtney Bartman
Treasurer – Heather Baker
Western Director – Jane Crawford
Prairie Director – Karla Nogue
Central Director – Jenna Johnstone
Atlantic Director – Carl Ings
Marketing Director – Glenn Skimming
Education Director – Tristan Hopper

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Executive Director
Tanea Goncalves Forward

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Website Administrator
Sara Stukings


CCLR Keynote Speaker

Request for Participation from those with experience in Mental Health Services

Project:  Create a report listing recommendations on, “How to improve continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient in mental health services.”

Kate and Olivia are seeking professionals or students in this field of work to tell us about their ideas on this matter.   They are interested in learning what other people believe needs improvement as well as what are some things that have worked.  This could include processes of intake, assessment forms, methods for TR communication, roles of clinicians, etc.

Project Goal:  To create important change within our immediate area (between the Abbie J. Lane Hospital and Connections Dartmouth) that can be carried out in other systems in the future.

To participate please Email:  Kate.Kreuz@nshealth.ca or Olivia.Hudson@nshealth.ca

CCLR Keynote Speaker

15th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR15) May 23-26, 2017

Hosted by The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo

on behalf of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies /Association canadienne d’études en loisir We are pleased to announce that Lenore Skenazy will be one of two keynote speakers at CCLR 15! Skenazy founded the book, blog, and movement, “Free-Range Kids,” which aims to “fight the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, failure, and/or the perils of a non-organic grape.”  

Submission deadlines are next week!

Please visit us at: http://uwaterloo.ca/cclr15.

Music Care Conference – Updated!

Room 217 is excited to announce its 2016-2017 education programs calendar. Attached, please find a PDF that outlines all of our Music Care Certificate Program levels and dates, as well as an e-flyer of our Music Care Conference, schedule for Nov. 12 in Toronto.

At a Glance!Speakers

NSRPH Call for Presenters NSRPH AGM & Conference October 6th & 7th, 2016. Sydney, NS

NSRPH Annual AGM & Conference offers a unique learning opportunity for professionals, therapists, managers, programmers, volunteers & students. NSRPH has come a long way in 22 years and with this year’s theme the planning committee would like to focus on the importance of Re-Energizing, Re-Organizing and Motivating Recreation Professionals to stay current on trends, best practice and techniques that will create new opportunities for your Professional Practice.

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Therapeutic Recreation Journal Call for Papers

TRJ is seeking manuscripts that address innovative uses and critical reflections upon a wide variety of technologies in therapeutic recreation. Manuscripts that address technology in research, education, and/or practice perspectives are highly encouraged. Additionally, qualitative, quantitative, and conceptual approaches are equally encouraged. Manuscripts are due by January 15, 2017.

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TRO & CTRA Upcoming Webinars!!

TRO & CTRA have a number of upcoming webinars for all members and non-members. For more information and registration please go to the following link: Webinars



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