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

Therapeutic recreation is valued and recognized as a regulated health profession benefitting all British Columbians

Our Mission

We advance the profession of therapeutic recreation in British Columbia. Our Priorities for 2022-2024:

  • Enhance communication with members and stakeholders
  • Grow membership and increase member engagement
  • Support the professional competency, growth and development of members
  • Build Organizational capacity

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.