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Posted August 16th 2019

Image result for call for nominations ATTENTION ALL BCTRA MEMBERS! ITS ALMOST ELECTION TIME!



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Seeking Nominations for the Ingrid Parsons Award

Posted August 12th 2019


Who do you know that needs to be nominated? Deadline for the nomination is October 11th, 2019. Please submit your nomination today!

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Music Care Training by Room217 – Two Day Workshop

Posted August 11th 2019

On September 24th & 25th in Victoria and September 27th & 28th in Surrey…

What is Music Care?

Music Care is an approach to caregiving that allows the healing principles of sound and musical effect inform our caring practices.

It is not a specific practice, but plays an integral role in all aspects of care-giving and care settings. It is complementary to other professional training and scopes of practice.

By committing to learning more about music care, you are committing to a grander vision of holistic, person-centred health care. Sound like something you want to commit to?

CEUs Pending

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SAVE THE DATE: 2019 BCTRA AGM and Education Session – October 25, 2019

Posted August 2nd 2019

The 2019 BCTRA AGM and a half-day Education Session will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019

at SFU Harbour Centre (515 Hastings Street, Vancouver).

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Webinar: Music for Journeying Home: Indigenous View of Music and Dying

Posted July 19th 2019

This presentation will begin by greetings, acknowledgements, and story-telling to illustrate experiences and then go on to cover the greatest gifts and tools for supporting preparation of journey to the Spirit world and not be afraid to face death.  It was part of our culture to look after our own through life from birth to the time of dying. It has been prayer, song, drumming, special songs and ceremonies through the use of common traditional music instruments and their benefits that support Indigenous people to prepare for their journey.

This webinar is being held in partnership with Room 217 Care Through Music. Room 217

Pre-approved CEUs not granted by NCTRC

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Webinar: Nature in the Workplace: Professional Self-Care for Recreation Therapists

Posted July 19th 2019

Anyone who’s  working will be accustomed to occasionally feeling drained or stressed. Neither necessarily has to be brought on by anything in particular, but the effects of this can be damaging to both happiness and productivity. Join us for an evidence-based webinar on how to practice professional self-care by bringing nature to the workplace.

Pre-approved for .10 CEUs or 1 Contact Hour by NCTRC

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Room 217: What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted June 17th 2019

Do you work in an Adult Day Program? Are you looking for resources? Please read on.

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Webinar: Building Resilience Through Trail Running: A Gender Perspective Thursday July 11th, 2019

Posted June 10th 2019

The purpose of the study was to determine gender-related differences in the development of resilience through trail running. This webinar will walk through the research process and results, and discuss implications for the field of therapeutic recreation. Resilience is an important factor for many of the client groups that therapeutic recreation practitioners work alongside. Any insight into the nuances of how it is developed and supported in individuals is key when it comes to fostering resilience with clients.


Pre-approved for 1.0 hours of education or .10 CEU

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Congratulations to our May Education Reimbursement Fund Winner

Posted June 10th 2019

The Education Committee recently met and during the meeting awarded the Professional and Student Education Reimbursement Grants. Read on to find out who were awarded the funds.

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Save the Date: 2019 National Conference on Frailty: Innovation and Collaboration for Impact

Posted May 31st 2019

Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty, as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their well-being. This conference is a unique opportunity to examine frailty from many perspectives at a single event.

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