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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 – Chris Richard
Past President – Crystal Watson
Secretary – Jessica Baker
Treasurer – Heather Baker
Western Director – Jane Crawford
Prairie Director – Rebecca Genoe
Central Director – Jenna Johnstone
Atlantic Director – Carl Ings
Marketing Director – Glenn Skimming
Education Director – Anne-Marie Sullivan

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Executive Director
Tanea Goncalves Forward

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Website Administrator
Sara Stukings


Registration Now Open! – 2017 ATRA Symposium

Winds of Change – The 2017 Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association is hosting a two day symposium for professionals, educators, and students in Lethbridge, Alberta. Our Annual Symposium provides a unique opportunity to showcase evidence-based research and practice-based evidence for the professional and personal development of therapeutic recreation practitioners. Therapeutic Recreation is a health profession which recognizes leisure, recreation, and play as integral components of quality of life and holistic well-being. The Symposium will be held October 19 & 20, 2017 at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Center. Registration closes October 1st 2017 at midnight.

The Symposium will feature Dr. Susan Hutchinson (Associate Professor, Dalhousie University), Dr. Sienna Caspar (Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge), and Dr. Michael Mahon (President, University of Lethbridge). The speakers have a combined >100 years of experience working, studying, and educating in the field of recreation, leisure, therapeutic recreation, and disabilities. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.alberta-tr.org/annual-symposium.aspx

Registration Now Open! – Joint Workshop TRAAC & NSRPH

Revitalizing Your Practice: Joint Workshop Presented by Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia Recreation Professionals in Health

Register online at www.traac.ca

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Walk with Me – March 5-6, 2018 | Niagara Falls, Ontario

Call for Sessions Reminder! To Submit online visit the Walk with Me 2018 Call for Sessions application site     -> Here

Deadline for Submissions: September 15, 2017 – 11:59PM (MT)
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For queries regarding the session submission process, contact: daniela@bayleygroup.com

NLTRA Conference Call for Papers

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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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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