The recipient of this award demonstrates leadership in his/her student of professional
organization as a member of the board assisted in organizing annual conference or presented
at the annual conference. Demonstrated leadership with his or her involvement with CTRA as
a board member, conference organizer or presenter at CTRA. Current CTRA member in good
standing with a history of membership for at least 1 year. Demonstrated that their work
encompasses a global perspective of person abilities by considering the culture context of the
person service are being provided. A willingness to work effectively with other TR
professionals to enhance TR service delivery. Has shared their insights in TR professional newsletter, TR student newsletter or TR journals to enhance TR service delivery and that they
can apply global concepts to local TR service delivery.
Professional of the Year Linda Ostryzniuk
The recipient of this award must be a current CTRA member in good standing with a history
of membership for at least 1 year. They must have made a significant contribution to the field
of Therapeutic Recreation which may include but is not limited to service on committees and
boards which represent advancement in our field, outstanding client care advocacy work in the
field of Therapeutic Recreation and the development of workshops/presentations promoting
Therapeutic Recreation across Canada. They must also have a commitment to ongoing
involvement in advancing personal and professional knowledge related to
Outstanding Project Award: Douglas College
This award is given to a student member in good standing with CTRA. The student must be employed full-time or
part-time in an accredited university or college program. They must have undertaken an independent challenge or an
academic assignment that encompasses initiative,
innovation and demonstrates the ability to implement a
program or project within the population or community
base of interest. Must have a talent that is far reaching,
crossing borders into various settings, including new and
potential service areas. Creativity is encouraged and welcome
in terms of where and how TR is being implemented across
Canada by aspiring professionals.
CTRA Innovative Practice in Therapeutic Recreation Award: Heidi Davis
Recipients of this award must be a current CTRA member in good standing with a history of membership for at least 1 year. They are required to have developed an innovative practice or have conducted research in Therapeutic Recreation service. Evidence of stimulating adoption of said practice(s) by professionals at regional, provincial, national and/or international levels and has demonstrated transfer of knowledge and expertise to other professionals.
Recipient - Chapter Committee This award is given to a CTRA member that has donated their time in service to CTRA. They have also provided ongoing assistance and support to the CTRA throughout the year in the form of i.e. committee work etc.