2014 AGM Package Now Available!

Posted September 14th 2014

The AGM Package is now available on the website under “Members Documents”.

2013 AGM Minutes Now Available!

Posted September 7th 2014

To prepare for our upcoming AGM on Monday, October 6th, please review the minutes from last year’s meeting.

2013 AGM Minutes Final

Thank You,

Your BCTRA Board of Directors

It’s a first! The first BCTRA Webinar: Evidence Based Practice in Therapeutic Recreation

Posted August 29th 2014

Please join presenters Sheila Kennedy and Kellie Duckworth for the first BCTRA webinar on Evidence Based Practice in Therapeutic Recreation. This will be a condensed version of the presentation given at the CTRA conference last May.

Learning Objectives:

1)      FKW:  Upon the completion of the session, the participants will be able to define and understand the role of a ‘Knowledge Broker.”

2)      ADV:  Upon the completion of the session, participants will be able to identify three resources available to support evidence based practice.

3)      ADV:  Upon the completion of the session, the participants will be able to begin an action plan to bring evidence based practice to their workplace.

*abbreviations are NCTRC related specifications

Please use the link below for the powerpoint document, if you wish to view in advance. Participants will also be able to see it on their computer screen during the presentation.

Webinar for BCTRA on EBP for posting

Register for this webinar on September 10, 2014 11:50 AM PDT at:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Enter the BCTRA Photo Contest!

Posted August 28th 2014

The Promotions Committee is working hard to create posters that help educate others about Therapeutic Recreation.  Through these posters we want to visually highlight what “Therapeutic Recreation” means, by showcasing the work we do.  With the hopes of accumulating a variety of images, we are holding a Photo Contest!  The winner will receive a $100 VanCity Visa!

We are looking for all types of photos, including different populations, interventions, and aspects of TR, and give as much creative freedom as needed.

To enter the contest, you must submit a photo that:

Every photo submitted that meets these requirements will equal one entry into the contest.  For instance, if someone submits 5 photos which meet the requirements, that member’s name will be entered into the contest 5 times.  The more photos you enter, the greater your chances are of winning.

The Prize - The winner will receive a prepaid $100 VanCity Visa.

How is the winner determined? One name will be drawn from the group of entries.  The draw will take place on November 17th, 2014.

Who can participate in this contest?  All active BCTRA Members, Board Members, and Committee Members are encouraged to participate.  You may submit a photo on behalf of someone else, your agency, or your department, as long as it meets the requirements listed above.

Deadline for Photo Submission:

Please email all photos and supporting documentation to directoratlarge@bctra.org no later than November 16th, 2014.

We look forward to receiving your pictures!  Please help us showcase how our profession makes a difference!

BCTRA Annual General Meeting & Education Session

Posted August 25th 2014


October 6, 2014 at UBC Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver

Registration and Coffee:  8:30 – 9 a.m.
Education Session:  9 a.m. – 12:15 (with a 15 minute a.m. break)
BCTRA AGM:  1:30-3:30pm , FEE: $10 (lunch is provided)

Please join us as we explore TR practice in the province of BC and in the North!  Our panellists represent a wide range of opportunities in the field of Therapeutic Recreation that are interesting, creative, and unique:

Jen Ertel, Private Practice; Alyss Bourgeau, TR in a TB Unit; Dr. Colleen Reid, Research Partnership with a Community Agency; Britta Peterson, First Nations Youth; Justine Armstrong/Gillian Kirk,TR in the North and Michelle Shalinsky, Student Research Project on Vicarious Trauma

Learning Objectives
• To identify and discover six different innovative areas of Therapeutic Recreation practice in BC
• To understand and identify individual highlights and challenges of Therapeutic Recreation practice
• To be inspired by possibilities in the TR field
• To have the opportunity to reflect on professional practice, ask questions, discuss, and network with others in the field

This education session will be offered by videoconference for BCTRA members outside of the Metro Vancouver area.  Please complete the registration form on the BCTRA website before September 30th.   CEU verifications will be sent to certified members who attend. 

Please contact us at info@bctra.org to let us know of any business you would like brought forward at the meeting. In the case of a special resolution, to amend the constitution and bylaws, the resolution must be received by September 5th, 2014. Members will receive the AGM Package via email and it will be available on our website by September 19th, 2014.

 2014 registration form