The History of TRAAC

Atlantic Canadian Society for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (ACS for CTRS) was established on February 19th, 1999. This was the result of the initiative of a group of individuals who wanted to enhance the Therapeutic Recreation profession. The initial executive was comprised of Andrea Waters (President), June Burke-MacDonald (Treasurer), Tim MacKinnon (Secretary), Jerry Singleton and Andrew Ritcey (directors at large).


The 2003-2004 executive decided that a name change would be beneficial to the society to make it more inclusive of all members. At the annual general meeting in March 2004, the name change was passed and ACS for CTRS is now known as Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada. To coincide with the name change TRAAC has also developed a new mission statement, vision and goals for the association.