Who We are

BCTRA believes that the self-discovery and learning platforms delivered by recreation therapists help people develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to live their best possible lives.

We believe that further integrating therapeutic recreation into mainstream health services will create more inclusive communities where individuals and families are healthier, better able to contribute positively to society and live to their full potential.

Our Vision

A province where therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy is recognized and valued as a health and social service profession.

Our Mission

As a member-driven association we are dedicated to promoting and developing the profession of therapeutic recreation in British Columbia by:

  • Increasing the profile of therapeutic recreation as a profession
  • Fostering members’ professional competency
  • Building and sustaining strategic partnerships to increase the reach and effectiveness of our profession
  • Providing resources to support professional practice
  • Providing opportunities for practitioners to network and connect.

Our Guiding Principles

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Be Leaders
We lead to inspire action.
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Advocate for Growth
We advocate for growth of the individual practitioners, the association and the profession.
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Create connections
We cultivate connections to strengthen and support our membership.
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Recognize diversity in practice
We acknowledge the breadth and scope of practice.