Please view attachment, below, for information on “Recreation and Activity Professionals Workshop” located in beautiful Parksville, BC. Topics include: Reducing Barriers to Participation, Benefits of Music Therapy, Communication Strategies, and many more!
Do you know someone in the TR field doing extraordinary work? Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the effort and energy they put into their profession? We encourage you to nominate them for a BCTRA Award! There are 5 awards available to be given at the AGM on October 6, 2014. Check out the awards on the website and submit a nominations form. Lets recognize our fellow therapeutic recreation practitioners for all the hard work they do! Complete the form online by logging into your BCTRA account and selecting “Nomination Forms” under Member-Only Resources.
Nomination Forms must be submitted by September 6, 2014.
Yes, it is that time of year again – we are seeking Board position nominations! Are you looking for opportunities to connect with others in your profession, expand your skills, and work on a team of dedicated professionals committed to growing and supporting TR in BC? Or do you know someone who would be a great candidate? We want to hear from you! There are three board position opportunities available for the upcoming term: President, Director of Education, and Director of Communications.
Are there any additional benefits of becoming a Director? YES! In addition to the above mentioned benefits, your annual BCTRA fees will be covered for your term.
What are the time commitment expectations? As a board member it is expected that you will attend monthly meetings, annual meetings, as well as work an average of 2-5 hours a week on specific projects.
Can you nominate yourself? YES! Please fill out the nomination form on the website by September 1st. Complete the form online by logging into your BCTRA account, and select “Nomination Forms” under Member-Only Resources.
What would you do if you joined the Board? While specific functions of each Director are described on the BCTRA website, general Director functions are listed below:
- Attend monthly BCTRA board meetings and provide verbal progress reports
- Assist in the planning and facilitation of the BCTRA Annual General Meeting
- Ensure adherence to BCTRA Bylaws
- Develop, implement and evaluate a yearly plan of action
- Provide opportunity for the involvement of BCTRA members by supporting the ongoing development of committees
- Prepare, present, and monitor an annual portfolio budget to include meetings, travel and potential conference/workshop expenses
- Identify provincial, national, international trends related to portfolio
- Ensure proper documentation of portfolio activity
If you are thinking about joining the Board and have any questions about the above positions, please contact the current corresponding Board member as they will be happy to answer them.
Educations Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Director: email@example.com
We encourage you to become involved!
Please complete the Nomination Form by September 1st.
The BCTRA Board of Directors would like to welcome Katie Chapman as our newly appointed Director of Communications. Katie is passionate about Therapeutic Recreation and believes it is important to keep RTs connected and moving forward. Katie is responsible for creation of the BCTRA Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Katie works in Kamloops at a Tertiary Mental health site, and is happy to represent the BC Interior RTs. She is excited about joining the Board and looks forward to gaining solid networks in the RT community, maintaining connections with classmates, coworkers & colleagues, and connecting RTs; especially those practicing in the remote, rural areas of BC.
In her leisure time, Katie enjoys going to Zumba, kayaking, swimming and spending time in the sun with friends.
WE ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!!
Do you have a passion for continuing education in Therapeutic Recreation? Do you have knowledge of potential topics and speakers that could be of interest to BCTRA members? Are you good at organizing and facilitating events and have attention to detail? We need YOU on the BCTRA Education Committee!
We have a group of committed practitioners from various parts of the province on the committee and would like representation from the Interior and if possible, one other member who can join us. We meet monthly via teleconference/webinar, organize a variety of education sessions throughout the year, administer the BCTRA Education Grant, coordinate and provide CEU verifications, and plan future educational opportunities for BCTRA members. If you are interested, would like to see the Terms of Reference, and/or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!