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BCTRA AGM and Education Day

November 2, 2012

AGM AND EDUCATION DAY- Friday, November 2 2012
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, Gymnasium (second floor)

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9 – 9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:15-11:30 a.m. Setting the Bar High: A Symposium on Enhancing TR Practice

Presented by Maria Dinney, Recreation Therapist, Vancouver Island Healthy Authority, and BCTRA Regulation Director with Brenda Kinch, Recreation Therapist, Fraser Health Authority and Member of the TR Research Network with Dr. Colleen Reid, Faculty, Douglas College Therapeutic Recreation Program.

As the field of Therapeutic Recreation continues to grow, it is more important now than ever to inform ourselves of our past, present and future directions. This session will include discussion groups to network and brainstorm about topics such as ways to grow the TR profession; applying a strengths-based approach; involving collaborative research and bringing increased consistency in language to our work. By the end we will come together to discuss our findings.


11:30-12:30 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

12:30-2:15 p.m BCTRA Annual General Meeting

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30-4 p.m. Speaking the Language of Medicine: The Larger Benefits of Evidence-Based Practice

Presented by Jim Shea, Recreation Therapy Supervisor and Instructor for Southern Connecticut State University.

Evidenced based practice is essential to achieving consistent patient outcomes. Of parallel importance is the impact it has on changing the perception of our entire profession.

This session will examine how perceptions are formed and how evidence- based recreation therapy practice can change the perception of key stakeholders.


*Learning Objectives for the education sessions will be posted on the BCTRA website*

Registration Details: Space is limited, so it is important to register NOW! Deadline for registration is October 19th. To register, please e-mail treasurer@bctra.org. There will be a quick check-in registration table set up at the event but no registrations will be accepted at the door – preregistration is mandatory.

Videoconferencing: Those who live outside of the Metro Vancouver area who require connection via video need to contact lmaclean@cw.bc.ca to get set up. A separate “telehealth” announcement will be sent out to the Health Authorities as well.

2011 AGM Minutes – updated

Brenda Kinch’s Presentation

Jim Shea’s Presentation

learning objectives, ed. session agm 2012

2012 AGM Package



November 2, 2012
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