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November 2018

CTRA 2019 Closing Keynote Speakers

Emily Glossop Biography Emily has a Bachelor of Health Science in Human Kinetics and has been working as a Recreation Therapist with the CHEO (formerly known as the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre) for over 15 years.  As a Recreation Therapist, she develops, facilitates and evaluates Recreation and Leisure programming for children and youth between the ages of 6-18 yrs who are diagnosed with a physical and/or developmental disability including Autism …Read More

CTRA 2019 Keynote Speaker – Dr. Lynn Anderson

Dr. Lynn Anderson Biography Dr. Lynn Anderson is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at State University of New York at Cortland, and the director for the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center. She has been active in the field of therapeutic recreation, inclusion, and outdoor recreation for over 35 years, and has won numerous teaching, service, and research awards.  Dr. Anderson is the program coordinator …Read More

Carl Attends ATRA Part II

The American Therapeutic Recreation Conference Grand Rapids, Michigan Sept 13th-16th, 2018 Part II Every conference that I attend I always seem to find some useful information that I can take back to my place of employment.  That will be the topic for my third and final installment of my trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Today however, I want to share/discuss perhaps my favorite part of attending conferences, the connections we …Read More

Word from the Co-Chairs

We all seek joy in our lives.  On a daily basis, whether we are receptive to it or not, many moments offer us the opportunity to experience joy.  As professionals in recreation therapy, we also have the fortune to be able to create or facilitate opportunities which will increase our clients’ joie de vivre.  Joie de vivre, the commonly used French expression, seemed a perfect fit for the theme of …Read More

Let’s Get Connected!

Are you looking to get connected with other professionals within your community of practice? We have a few options available for our members to connect outside of the conference setting! Check out our Membership Database – Here you can search for professionals by province, community of practice, employment sector and more! CTRA’s Discussion Board is available for members to discuss topics of interest, share evidence based practice interventions, research, and …Read More

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