THE CANADIAN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ASSOCIATION IS A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRACTITIONERS IN THE FIELD OF THERAPEUTIC RECREATION – INCORPORATED IN 1996.
Our Mission is to advocate for the Therapeutic Recreation Profession and our Membership.
Joining the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association membership provides access to member only benefits like Job postings, CTRS database access, profession liability insurance…..
Please note that membership criteria and fees have changed for the 2015/2016 membership year ….
If you wish to post a Therapeutic Recreation job in our members only section (viewed by 700 potentially qualified professionals) contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tanea Goncalves Forward
Preparations for the 2017 NLTRA conference and AGM are underway and the organizing committee is currently accepting presentation proposals. We would encourage anyone who is potentially interested in presenting to submit the enclosed presentation proposal form.
Based on evaluation of previous conferences, participants are interested in sessions focusing on Therapeutic Recreation Services in client population areas such as mental health and addictions, frail elderly/dementia care, palliative care and therapeutic recreation, and child life. We are also seeking presentations on health promotion, population health, and connecting us to community opportunities. Other topics of interest include advancement of the profession, new program ideas, assessment, NLTRA issues, licensure, technology and music/art therapy, pediatrics, and inspirational stories.
Our theme, “Getting on TRack: Gaining Momentum, Working Together” should generate a wide selection of presentation ideas and we hope that you will take this opportunity to share your valued information with others.
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Room 217, with its partners, the Winspear Centre and the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research,
is bringing its one-day, national Music Care Conference to Edmonton Nov. 6. Presentations include Dr. Corene
Hurt-Thaut on neurologic music therapy and rehabilitation, Julian West on participatory arts and dementia care,
Jennifer Buchanan on Music Therapy and Mental Health, and Nadia Chana on music for grief and bereavement.
The conference kicks off with a performance by Sherryl Sewepagaham, and wraps up with Sean McCann,
founding member of Great Big Sea. This conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music
plays in care. Delegates include allied healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers,
musicians, spiritual care providers and students. Early bird pricing is in effect until Sept. 21. For more
information, visit www.musiccareconference.ca, or call toll-free 1-844-985-0217.
CTRA has a number of upcoming webinars for all members. For more information and registration please go to the following link: Webinars