Our Story

Our vision is for the practice of therapeutic recreation to be understood, consistently practiced and valued. Therapeutic Recreation is a relatively young profession compared to other disciplines in the fields of healthcare and social services.

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For Employers

British Columbia is a competitive job market for recreation therapists. BCTRA provides your business with the platform to advertise your job posting directly to qualified therapeutic recreation practitioners with expertise in multiple practice areas across all regions of the province.

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Jobs in BC

BCTRA understands that it can be difficult to find therapeutic recreation jobs in British Columbia’s competitive job market. BCTRA provides our members access to therapeutic recreation specific job postings from employers across the province, connecting you with your future employer.

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BCTRA membership has its rewards!

As a member-driven organization, we advocate on behalf of our members to increase the profile of recreation therapy as a profession. BCTRA supports therapeutic recreation practitioners to grow and thrive in their practice by providing access to a community of like-minded professionals, mentorship opportunities and learning resources to boost professional competency.

Events & Networking
Monday, March 1, 2021

BCTRA Town Hall – Mental Health Community of Practice

Do you work in mental health and/or substance use services? You are invited! 

In this meeting, we will be sharing and discussing our successes/challenges related to COVID-19 in the areas of: 

Changes to service delivery 
Virtual services and programming 
Useful resources 
TR Month, special events/holidays
Staff morale

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Friday, February 26, 2021


Week 4! On Feb. 26th join the TR month celebration on Zoom, to connect with others, share a toast. The winner of the $100 gift card will be announced here! […]

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Virtual Student Research Night

In partnership with the Douglas College TR Department, BCTRA is excited to announce that Student Research Night is back, and it’s going virtual!

This session content is CE pre-approved by NCTRC.

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