TR in the News

Mental Health Court Voices The Need For More!

The Nova Scotia Mental Health Court issued an article on June. 22nd, 2015 that stated they need additional personelle such as Recreational Therapist and/or Occupational Therapists to assist individuals in participating in positive activities!
Click here for the full article!

CAMH: Enhancing Life with meaningful activity

Click here to learn how "recreation therapy is playing an important role in helping Valynn recover from anxiety and depression". (CAMH, 2014)

Maritime Music Class Promotes Wellness for Children and Seniors


Parkstone's Enhanced Care Recreation Therapy staff and residents are featured in this video with a young children from a Kindermusik program.  Check it out!


Maritime Music Class Video

Art therapy: Painting a brighter future for mental health


Capital Health's Mental Health Recreation Therapy staff are featured in this video which aired on ATV in November 2013 talking about the art program that they support as part of the great work that they do. 


Art Therapy: Painting a Brighter Future Video

Recreation Therapy Story on CTV National News

There was recently a story on CTV National News featuring a recreation therapist who provides services to seniors living at home in the community. It's a very inspiring story and truly demonstrates the benefits of TR! Please see below for the link to this story!


Ray of Sunshine Story

Recreation Therapy and Obesity Management

Dr. Arya Sharma, scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network, recently brought the field of Recreation Therapy and it's role in Obesity Management into the spotlight. Upon meeting a Recreation Therapist at a function, Dr. Sharma realized the potential benefit that TR could play in obesity awareness. See below for the link to Dr. Sharma's article and remember to promote the positive influence that TR could play in this field!


Is There a Role for Recreational Therapists in Obesity Management?

InteRACT Program Interview

Linda Wozniak, Director of the InteRACT program, was recently interviewed on CBC Information Morning. The InteRACT program runs during the summer months and works with those individuals experiencing aphasia. A key component of the program is the use of Recreation Therapy which isn't offered in many other InteRACT programs. During her interview, Linda stressed the importance of having a Recreation Therapist involved in the treatment program. If you would like to hear Linda's interview please click on the link below!


InteRACT Program Interview on CBC Information Morning

Life Works: Recreation Therapist Video

See below for a great video summarizing what recreation therapy is, its benefits and the overall role of the recreation therapist in the healthcare field! 


Life Works: Recreation Therapist

TRAAC Receives Supportive Agency Award

CTRA presented TRAAC with the Supportive Agency Award in Hamilton, Ontario on June 11, 2010. The Supportive Agency Award is presented to an agency or organization that has demonstrated exceptional support of the therapeutic recreation practitioners employed at their agency, and in doing so, the field itself.