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!

Lower Mainland Event

Posted October 20th 2014

**Apologies for such short notice***

*Buy Your Tickets now!

To ProMOTION Plus’ signature inspirational and networking event

Tuesday, October 21th, 2014

5:30pm – 8:30pm


Tickets: $30 | order online at www.promotionplus.org


Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
1630 West 15th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 2K7

In Her Footsteps… is an annual recognition program organized by ProMOTION Plus which honours women who are or have been athletes, coaches, officials, judges, pioneers or advocates who have made significant contributions to girls and women in sport. These women have created opportunities for participation in sport and recreation in British Columbia, inspiring others through their own athletic achievement, passion and dedication.

This year’s recipients include Joy Fera, Delta, Rowing & Alpine Skiing, Builder & Athlete and Bev Viger, Abbotsford, Figure Skating, Official.

Upcoming Education “Recreation Therapy & Chronic Disease” Webinar Oct 22

Posted October 15th 2014

Recreation Therapy and Chronic Disease

This session will review a portion of the presentation from last year that helps Recreation Therapist understand the role TR has in Chronic Disease Management.  Health coaching concepts will be introduced.  Jane will then share the share how the role of Recreation Therapy has grown in the last two years with the support of a Douglas College Recreation Therapy student.

Session Objectives:

1.  Following the session the participants will be able to provide a definition of Health Canada’s definition of Self Management.

2. Following the session the participants will be able to identify 5 tools and techniques that Recreation Therapists use in helping participants in developing a self management plan.

3. Following the session the participants will be able to state what role Recreation Therapist can have with a working population with chronic health diseases.

Jane Crawford works as a Recreation Therapist for Alberta Health Services in the Living Well Program/Chronic Disease Portfolio.  Jane has worked in TR for over 20 years and has worked in various inpatient and outpatient programs in the areas of Mental Health and Chronic Disease Management.  Jane’s current work environment has her building community partnerships with public recreation so participants with Chronic Health Conditions have a safe and appropriate place to participate in community fitness programs. Jane also provides an education program to individuals who are working full time and looking to understand the world of community recreation.   She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Recreation Studies long before a TR degree was available, and most recently did some upgrading with Douglas College to complete the Certification Process for NCTRC.  Professionally Jane maintains memberships in CTRA and ATRA as well as her certification with NCTRC.  Jane has been an active member of Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association in advocating and promoting the role of TR.  Her past presentations include speaking at CTRA and BCTRA as well as many times in Alberta.    Jane is currently the Western Director for CTRA and was awarded CTRA’s Professional of the year for 2014.

Please register for TR and Chronic Disease on Oct 22, 2014 11:50 AM PDT at:


Please join presenter Jane Crawford to learn about TR and Chronic Disease. Information about Jane and her presentation is on the BCTRA website.  The webinar is from 12-1 p.m. on Wed October 22nd.

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

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Session PowerPoint Available Here: Final BCTRA Webinar Oct 2014

Wanted: “Regional Ambassadors”

Posted October 3rd 2014

Are you fairly well connected with other BCTRA members in your region?  Would you like to strengthen your relationship with BCTRA members throughout the province?  BCTRA is looking for a volunteer “Regional Ambassador” to represent each region of BC outside of Metro Vancouver.  The purpose of the Regional Ambassador would be to act as a liaison to the Board of Directors.  This individual may be asked to do things such as the following: 

Ask members of their region for input on strategic initiatives and report back to the Board, provide updates on events and happenings related to the practice of Therapeutic Recreation in their area of the province, and be a “go-to” person when questions/issues arise that relate to TR practice in BC.  

This would be a 2 year commitment with an evaluation of the role’s effectiveness after this time.  To begin, a Regional Ambassador is needed for 3 regions of the province – Vancouver Island, the Interior, and the North.    A description of this position is available below.  Please contact Sheila Kennedy at education@bctra.org  if you are interested in this intriguing opportunity within your professional association!