Any RTs working in Private Practice

Posted July 26th 2015

Hello Members,


I received the below email in my inbox! If this describes you, feel free to answer the call! Also, if you could let me know that you fit this bill, so next time we get an inquiry like this—I know who to forward the message to!




Director of Communications, BCTRA


Email Content:



I am wondering if you can let me know if there are any private recreation therapists in the Vancouver area, and what their private rates are.




Angela Regino, B.Sc.OT
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg. (AB & BC)

McGregor Berger & Associates
3903 Manchester Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4A1
Phone: (403) 256-0284 Ext 4
Mobile: (587) 229-6788
Fax: 1-888-979-9181

Suite 200, 4170 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6C6
Phone: (604) 973-0098 Ext 4
Fax: 1-888-979-9181

Project Everybody–Call for Artists, Films & Performers

Posted June 25th 2015

Please see the links provided for posters for Performers, Films & Artists. Please distribute to as many Lower Mainland locations as possible!

Call for Performers

Call for films

Call for artists


Teepa Snow “Positive Approach to Brain Change” Certification on Vancouver Island

Posted June 25th 2015

1. The Coach and Care Skills certification program is designed for anyone who supervises caregivers or other team members providing direct care or support to individuals living with dementia. If your goal is to help people change their behavior towards individuals with dementia, this training is for you.

Offered in Nanaimo on July 1st–


2. Positive Care Skills Workshop Recommended for family members who provide direct care, professional care providers and volunteers who work with people living with dementia.

Offered in Nanaimo on July 1st–


3. The Consultant Certification program is designed for professionals who counsel and advise families working through dementia related challenges.

Offered in Victoria on July 3rd–

Go to Teepa Snow’s websites for more information:

Membership Criteria Changes Due to Special Resolution Vote

Posted June 25th 2015


June 25, 2015


To the Members of BCTRA,


Thank you to all of the members who took part in the recent special meeting either in person, by proxy or via tele health. The voter turnout was 53% of our total professional membership. There were 128 members who voted, or were represented by a proxy vote, with 90% of these members voting in favour of the special resolution.


The changes outlined in the special resolution have been made to the BCTRA professional membership criteria and the website has been updated (under our membership application process). We are currently working to update our Membership Application form.


Thanks also to the many volunteers who set up video conferencing at 9 remote sites for the meeting (2 sites unfortunately had technical challenges and so were unable to participate – 7 sites were successfully involved). In order to effectively represent membership we need to continue developing ways and means of involving as many members as possible in a vast province such as BC.


In order to continue to advocate for our profession, ensure members maintain competencies for the benefit of the public and key stakeholders, and to provide leadership to advance and grow the field of TR as outlined in the BCTRA Mission Statement – we are ready to develop a New Strategic Plan.The board of directors will develop a framework for this plan and then at our AGM we will facilitate an opportunity for members to weigh in on the ideas presented, suggest other ideas and decide on priorities for BCTRA in the coming years.


Please save the date and plan to attend the BCTRA 2015 AGM on Monday, October 5th at UBC Robson Square. This full day will start with our AGM in the morning followed by an afternoon session that will include conversations to enable development of the Strategic Plan.


We encourage you to start thinking about 2015 BCTRA Awards which are presented at the AGM. Members from all over the province are eligible for these awards and do not have to attend the meeting in person to receive the award. Please consider who in your TR community you would like to nominate. For more information please see the BCTRA Website under the Members Documents link “Nomination Forms”.


BCTRA is ready to move forward to continue to promote and develop the profession of TR in BC and we are counting on everyone’s involvement and support. Thanks again for the great turnout at the special meeting!




The BCTRA Board of Directors



Webinar Now Available!

Posted June 22nd 2015

“Private Practice in TR” presented by Jen Ertel is now available to be viewed in the Members Documents section of the website. Members, please enjoy!