Posted March 17th 2018

Webinar Synopsis: Mary Dwulit, CTRS shares her perceptions as a recent graduate on therapeutic recreation and incorporates findings from her recent publication in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, “Student Perceptions of Therapeutic Recreation: An Exploratory Study”. Topics covered will include Professional Titles, Advocacy, Certification and Professional Standards of Practice.

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Webinar: Pole Walking: An Active Rehabilitation Tool

Posted March 17th 2018

This webinar is an introductory session to pole walking as an intervention. A half-day workshop will be provided in May during which members can gain further knowledge and skills to offer pole walking as an intervention at their workplace.

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Spring 2018 BCTRA Newsletter

Posted March 14th 2018

What is included in the Spring 2018 Newsletter:

Message from BCTRA President

Fall Newsletter Contest Winner

Renewal Reminder

Spotlight on BCTRA Member

BCTRA Education Updates

Evolution of the Leisure Fair Event

Implementing a Family Council

Not an Expert Gardener?

TR Published in Student in TR Journal

TR Month Celebrations around BC


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Webinar: Considering Recovery and Living at Risk in Residential Facility Programs

Posted March 7th 2018

Fraser Health has developed a Living at Risk Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for its mental health licenced residential facility programs. Angela Louie will introduce the values, approaches and steps used and its alignment with a recovery approach. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on situations they face where an approach like this may be useful and valuable.

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Help Needed!

Posted March 6th 2018

I am kindly asking members who meet the inclusion criteria (see below) to complete this online survey, which will take 20 minutes or less to complete.

To participate in this study, you must:

  • Be a member of BCTRA or CTRA, or another provincial therapeutic recreation association
  • Be employed in a therapeutic recreation role
  • Have worked in a physical rehabilitation setting for at least 1 year
  • Have previous experience working with people with chronic disease (any physical health condition that progresses slowly, persists for more than 6 months and requires ongoing symptom management and the utilization of healthcare services)
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Education Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

Posted March 2nd 2018

Almost one in three Canadians will have a mental problem at some point in their life. Some mental health problems are more common than physical ailments. Most people have little knowledge about mental illness. This lack of understanding promotes fear and stigma. It prevents people from seeking help early, and seeking the most effective help. It also keeps people from providing appropriate support to clients, patients, friends, colleagues, family or strangers simply because they do not know how.

We need a minimum of 10 people for the course to go ahead!!!

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Posted March 2nd 2018

Your BCTRA Membership expires April 1, 2018.

Beginning March 15th and until May 15th you will be able to renew your membership & be in good standing for the April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 Membership Year.

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Posted February 27th 2018

Important updates about changes to the Education Grant + January 2018 Grant Winner Announced!

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Art Therapy Webinar – March 14th 2018

Posted February 26th 2018

What is art therapy and how can it fit within a therapeutic recreation context?

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A Daily Dose of Music: An International Symposium

Posted February 16th 2018

Learn to lead inspirational music experiences for enhancing the lives of seniors.

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