Upcoming Webinar Tues Nov 25

Posted November 18th 2014

Please register for Imagining Inclusion: A Research Collaboration Addressing Outcome Measures for Therapeutic Recreation in Mental Health on Nov 25, 2014 11:50 AM PST at:


Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to identify reasons, strategies, and benefits of fostering a community-academic partnership.
2) Participants will be able to identify elements of an innovative participatory research collaboration involving Photovoice.
3) Participants will identify a strategy for developing outcome measures that reflect individuals lived experiences.

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

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Deryck Thomson Award–Nominations Now Being Accepted

Posted November 10th 2014


Sparcbc now accepting nominations for Deryck Thomson Award, which honors individuals or groups involved in social planning or social justice. Deadline Dec 19, 2014. Nominate a fellow Rec Therapist today!


Event: Fri, Nov 14th Downtown Vancouver

Posted November 8th 2014

Project EveryBody_Employment Forum Poster

Of interest to job seekers AND staff who work in the employment field:
*Please see attached poster regarding the upcoming Employment forum for anyone you know that could benefit from this event.  With everyone’s help we can reach a wide range of job seekers and support people with all abilities in their employment goals!  Hope to see you there.  Thanks again!

Inclusive communities also means Inclusive workplaces.

We’re excited to present the next event in the Project EveryBody<http://www.projecteverybody.ca/> campaign: Inclusive Employment Forum.

Tapping into the abilities of ALL job seekers is a top priority for a growing number of private and public sector employers.
This forum brings together employers, job seekers of all abilities and community service providers.

When: Friday November 14th, 2014 10:30am-3:30pm (see event details below)
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, corner of Davie and Pacific)

Event details:

*        10:30am: Doors Open
11am-11:45pm Panel 1: Want a job but not sure how to go about it? Listen and ask questions to career experts about preparing for, finding and maintaining employment.
12pm-12:45pm Panel 2: What are employers looking for? Hear from employers in different areas on what they’re looking for and how they’ve embraced inclusive hiring.
1:15pm-1:45pm – Presentation 1: What BC jobs are in demand?: get a snapshot of what jobs are trending
2pm-2:30pm – Presentation 2: Interested in working for the Federal Government?: Learn about opportunities and how to apply
*        All day
10:30-3:30 – Employer Meet and Greet: Connect with job seekers, community support services and employers!

This event is FREE!  Please RSVP at www.projecteverybody-inclusiveemploymentforum.eventbrite.ca<http://www.projecteverybody-inclusiveemploymentforum.eventbrite.ca>

This year’s free event is put on as a community collaboration with: Open Door Group,<http://www.opendoorgroup.org/> Vancity,<https://www.vancity.com/> The City of Vancouver<http://vancouver.ca/>, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion<http://gobaci.com/> and many more.

Venue is wheelchair accessible | ASL interpreter and captioning will be present

Don’t forget to spread the word!  *Please feel free to distribute this message and attached poster to any contacts you feel would be interested.  And follow us on Social Media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projecteverybody

Webinar Now Available in Members Documents

Posted October 26th 2014

October 22nd  webinar on “Therapeutic Recreation & Chronic Health” presented by Jane Crawford now available.

How to access Presentation:

Sign in to your account; Click on “My Profile”, there you will see a list–click on “My Documents”. Once on the “Members Documents” page, under the heading “Presentations”, you will find the webinar! Enjoy!

Webinar Now Available in Members Documents!

Posted October 20th 2014

October 1st  webinar on “Bringing Evidence Based Practice to the TR Workplace” presented by Sheila Kennedy and Kellie Duckworth now available.

How to access Presentation:

Sign in to your account; Click on “My Profile”, there you will see a list–click on “My Documents”. Once on the “Members Documents” page, under the heading “Presentations”, you will find the webinar! Enjoy!