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
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Virtual workshop with Dr. Colleen Hood through VCH

In therapeutic recreation, we often identify that we support client change. Perhaps we engage clients in experiences that change their current mood or their current patterns of action. Or perhaps […]

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Older Adults Community of Practice Meeting

Do you work with older adults, or have an interest in learning more about what practitioners are doing in the field? 

Join us for BCTRA’s 4th meeting of the Older Adults Community of Practice!

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Friday, November 5, 2021

BCTRA Virtual AGM and Education Day

The schedule and registration details will follow at a later date, but be sure to mark the day down in your calendars. We look forward to seeing all of you […]

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