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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


Frailty Research in Canada: What Do You Think?

Want to help shape the future of Canadian frailty research?

The Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership wants to know where you think we need research related to care, support and treatment for older adults who are frail.

The study is being funded by the Canadian Frailty Network, who will make the final results public and use the results to inform their research funding program.

The study follows the methods of the James Lind Alliance (UK) . It is being led by Drs. Katherine McGilton (Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network), Jennifer Bethell (Postdoctoral Researcher, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network) and Martine Puts (Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto) and overseen by a Steering Group that includes people affected by frailty, either personally or professionally.

This is an opportunity for you to have your say in setting Canadian frailty research priorities.

Please complete this short questionnaire at: http://www.cfn-nce.ca/engaging-canadians/help-set-research-priorities/

Thank you for your assistance.

National Canadian Film Day 150

Dear Members,
CTRA has been asked to partner with REEL CANADA to celebrate “National Canadian Film Day” 150.  You can facilitate an innovative opportunity for your clients, residents and patients to participate in Canada’s 150th Anniversary.  We encourage you to host a screening at your facility!
Please read more about the event Here!

Call for Abstracts, “International Conference on Humanizing Health Care: Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care”—Bruyère Continuing Care, October 2017

Bruyère Continuing Care is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the first “International Conference on Humanizing Health Care: Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care.”  The conference will be held on October 19 and 20, 2017, at the Fairmont Château Laurier, downtown Ottawa, Canada.

Abstracts are being accepted from January 17 until March 31, 2017. Please visit our website at http://www.bruyere.org/en/HHC2017 to submit your abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted in English or French. Presentations can be in the language of the abstract submitted.

We hope you will join us for this exciting opportunity to discover, learn, connect and share as we explore emerging trends and best practices designed to enhance the health care consumer experience.

Please circulate this invitation to your networks or colleagues.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at klemaire@bruyere.org or phone 613-562-6262, ext. 1334.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

CTRA Upcoming Webinars!!

CTRA has a number of upcoming webinars for all members. For more information and registration please go to the following link: Webinars



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