New Research From a BCTRA Member!

Posted June 14th 2020

Recreation Resource Package Client Utilization in Saskatchewan

Principal Investigator:          Mary Dwulit, BTR, CTRS

Co-Investigator:                    Sherri Nelson, BA-RLS, CTRS


Mary and Sherri recently completed a study in Saskatchewan, which they created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that were in place.

Read a summary of the study here: Recreation Resource Package Client Utilization in Saskatchewan Summary 2020

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Congratulate our May Education Reimbursement Grant Winners!

Posted May 24th 2020

The following Student Reimbursement Grants were awarded:

Alexandra Manuel was awarded a student grant for writing and passing the NCTRC Exam.

Lauren Swan was awarded a student grant for writing and passing the NCTRC Exam.

Congratulations to Alexandra and Lauren!

The following Professional Reimbursement Grants were awarded:

Lindsay Hooton was awarded a professional reimbursement grant after completing the online course, ‘A Daily Nature Practice,’ in April!

Ashley Lancz was awarded a professional reimbursement grant in advance, with plans to complete the Wellness Coaching course at Douglas College.

Keep an eye out for our next call for reimbursement fund applications, and find more information here!

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BCTRA Call for Webinars!

Posted May 17th 2020

BCTRA Call for Webinars: We Need You!


The BCTRA Education Committee is in the process of planning education opportunities for the rest of the 2020 calendar year.

Take a moment to reflect on the incredible work that you or others near you are doing. Especially during these uncertain times, if you are doing something that is working for you it is important to share that with the rest of the field! Are you doing something that you think that our members would like to hear about?

Do you have something that you’d like to share about how you are practicing in the times of COVID-19? How have you adapted your practice? Are you using a new assessment tool? A newly developed program? Do you have some resources you’d like to share? If so, please consider answering our Call for Webinars.  As a presenter you will earn 2 continuing hours of education towards your membership renewal next year!

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Upcoming Webinar on PERK Activities – May 25th

Posted May 17th 2020

Promoting Healthy Aging Through Creative Based Activities

Monday May 25th 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presented by: Rosemary Moritz

Pre-approved by NCTRC and BCTRA for .10 CEU or 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education, relating to the Geriatric specialization area designation.


Registration Link: Access through Member Documents

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Upcoming Room 217 Webinar: pre-approved for 0.1 CEUs by NCTRC!

Posted May 2nd 2020

Music Therapy in the Addiction Recovery Journey

Wed, May 13, 2020 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

This session content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC.

NCTRC Job Analysis Codes: FKW, IMP

The pre-approved CEUs are valid until 4/9/2021. Starting 4/10/2021 this webinar will be available in the Room 217 Reference Library for your information only.

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Playful Self-Care for CEUs!

Posted April 14th 2020

A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Shelagh Smith’s 8-week, interactive online course starts again on April 27, 2020 and you’re invited to take part! 

Enrollment is open until April 26th, or until the spots fill. The previous offering sold out early!

Course content is NCTRC pre-approved for 12 hours of continuing education or 1.2 CEUs.
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May Education Reimbursement Fund – Apply Now!

Posted April 12th 2020

Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2020

The BCTRA has Education Reimbursement funds available at the May 1st application deadline:

  • One student reimbursement fund of up to $400.00
  • Four professional development reimbursement fund each up to $400.00
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COVID-19 Programming Tips, From TRO!

Posted April 6th 2020

Our friends at Therapeutic Recreation Ontario have put together some great resources and tips for long-term care programming during COVID-19, and are encouraging other provincial organizations to share them with our members!

Have a look at the document below for some ideas if you’re struggling to come up ways to help your clients right now:

TR programming tips during COVID-19

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Upcoming Webinar from ROOM 217: Pre-approved for 0.1 CEU!

Posted April 5th 2020

Navigating the Hospice and Palliative Care Landscape – Clinical Considerations and Music Care

This session content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC.

Wednesday April 8th, 2020

12:30pm – 1:30pm PST

This webinar will introduce the audience to the hospice and palliative care (HPC) settings. It will specifically examine relevant considerations that should be made when caring for the HPC population, and how to apply important concepts described by the trajectories of death to inform care approaches. These considerations will be discussed in the context of a relevant pilot research study in HPC and the evidence that was gathered from it. The talk will also introduce the use of music care as an effective tool in these settings – both therapeutically and economically, and how the HPC population respond to the use of music care.

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For all Professional Members

Posted April 2nd 2020

In light of the stress and upheaval caused by the current health situation with Covid-19, BCTRA has decided to postpone the CEUs audit for professional members for the 2020-2021 year. The random CEUs audit of professional members’ CEUs will resume next year during the renewal period for the 2021-2022 membership year.

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