Congratulate our October Education Reimbursement Grant Winners!

Posted October 17th 2020

The following Student Reimbursement Grants were awarded:

Bethany Dueck was awarded a student grant for writing and passing the NCTRC Exam. Congratulations to Bethany!

The following Professional Reimbursement Grants were awarded:

Sheelah Rodriguez was awarded a professional reimbursement grant after completing the LoveYourBrain yoga instructor training, focused on yoga and meditation for people affected by traumatic brain injury.

Shoshana Loewen and Trevor Besse were each awarded a professional reimbursement grant for completing the Wellness Coaching course at Douglas College.

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AGM SAVE THE DATE

Posted October 14th 2020

Please save the date for this years virtual AGM.
The AGM will take place on Friday, November 6th from 12:45pm – 4:00pm

The schedule for the day includes: 
12:45 Keynote Speaker – Georgette Reed
2:30  AGM & Awards
3:30  New Website Presentation

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Seeking Nominations for the Agency Citation Award

Posted September 21st 2020

In September 2001, The Professional Development and Education Committee of the British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA) initiated the distinguished Agency Award to recognize agencies that have rendered outstanding Therapeutic Recreation services. This award is intended to acknowledge agencies who:

  • formally recognizes affiliation with members of BCTRA
  • actively are involved with university or college studies through practicum, work experience opportunities, presentations, etc.
  • promotes research, which has helped advance the profession of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • recognized for exemplary therapeutic recreation programs by clients,Image result for standard of excellence
  • board of directors and or other disciplines.

It is intended that the services contributed by the agency have supported and promoted the field of Therapeutic Recreation.

Nominations should include: a summary of the services contributed by the agency, and a letter indicating why the agency should be granted the award, outlining how the agency has helped advance the profession of therapeutic recreation. Deadline for nominations is October 16th, 2020.

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October Education Reimbursement Fund – Apply Now!

Posted September 19th 2020

Deadline to apply is October 1st, 2020

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

  • One student reimbursement fund of up to $400.00
  • Three professional development reimbursement fund each up to $400.00

 

 

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Seeking Nominations for the Rachel Dobek Student Award

Posted September 14th 2020

In September 2001, The Professional Development and Education Committee of the British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA) initiated the distinguished Student Award to recognize a BCTRA member who has demonstrated academic ability, promise of a contribution to the field of therapeutic recreation and have volunteered or worked in therapeutic recreation. This award is intended to acknowledge members who:

  • Declare a major in Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation or graduate studies related to therapeutic recreation.
  • Current enrollment in university or college, third year standing or above if enrolled in a four year program, second year standing if enrolled in a two year program.
  • Volunteer/work experience in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Two letters of reference addressing nominee’s potential contributions to therapeutic recreation (prefer one reference from faculty and one from a practitioner in Therapeutic Recreation).

It is intended that the contributions made by the individual have supported Therapeutic Recreation.

Nominations should include: a summary of the contribution/volunteer work this individual has made to the field, reference letters indicating why this person should be granted the award, and a third or fourth year transcript from and educational institution. Deadline for nominations is October 16th, 2020.

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Upcoming BCTRA Webinar!

Posted September 9th 2020

An Introduction to the Principles of Motivational Interviewing

Monday September 21st, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Presented by: Connie Davis

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Seeking Nominations for the Lou Gillette Scheffler Mentorship Award

Posted September 7th 2020

In July 2016, the BCTRA Board of Directors initiated the esteemed Lou Gillette Scheffler Mentorship Award to recognize a BCTRA member who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship as a manager or supervisor in the field of Therapeutic Recreation.  The inception of the award is based upon a letter that was submitted by a BCTRA member requesting that an annual mentorship award be presented in honour of Lou Gillette Scheffler, a supervisor and mentor who had an incredible impact on students, professionals, and in the field of Therapeutic Recreation. This award is intended to acknowledge members who:

  • Guide and empower students and/or professionals to meet and exceed set goals.
  • Nurture students and/or professionals to reach their truest potential.
  • Cultivate a cohesive, supportive, and dynamic team.
  • Are forward thinking both as a manager/supervisor and in the field of Therapeutic Recreation.

Nominations should include: a summary of the contributions this individual has made to the field and a letter indicating why this person should be granted the award. Nomination deadline is October 16th, 2020.

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Seeking nominations for the Volunteer Recognition Award

Posted September 1st 2020

In September 1994, The Professional Development and Education Committee of the British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA) initiated the distinguished Volunteer Award to recognize BCTRA members who have actively volunteered in the service of the association or in the field of therapeutic recreation. This award is intended to acknowledge members who are an:

  • elected board member AND/OR
  • elected committee member of a BCTRA chapter AND/OR
  • elected provincial or chapter committee member AND/OR
  • served as a liaison between BCTRA and other professional agencies related to the field of therapeutic recreation.

Any BCTRA member in good standing is eligible to be nominated for the award. It is intended that the contributions made by the individual have supported therapeutic recreation.

Nominations should include: a summary of the contributions this individual has made to the field and a letter indicating why this person should be granted the award. Nomination deadline is October 16th, 2020.

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BCTRA Advocacy Efforts

Posted August 27th 2020

This has been a busy, eventful year! Your board has been hard at work advocating on your behalf, and we wanted to let you know what we have been up to.

Read more for a timeline of our 2020 advocacy efforts! We have also posted links to the complete letters that were sent out to Minister of Health Adrian Dix, as well as the Health Sciences Association, on behalf of all BCTRA members.

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Seeking Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted August 25th 2020

In August of 2004 the BCTRA Board instituted a new Award for retiring British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Members (BCTRA). The Award is intended to recognize individuals who have made significant contribution to the Association and profession during their career. Members nominated for the award must meet the following criteria:

  • BCTRA member for a minimum of 12 consecutive years.
  • Made significant contribution to the Association through volunteering.
  • Promoted the ongoing growth and development of the association through activities such as:
    • Advocating for the profession in a particular initiative.
    • Serving in a key leadership role.
    • Contributing to the continuing education of BCTRA members by presenting at or planning workshops/seminars/conferences

 

Nominations should include: a summary of the contributions this individual has made to the field and a letter indicating why this person should be granted the award. Deadline for nominations is October 16th, 2020. 

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