Welcome to the TRAAC Website
Welcome to the Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada's Official Website. The purpose of this website is to facilitate information sharing among members of the therapeutic recreation profession.
You will find information including but not limited to the organization, membership registration, upcoming news and events, and employment opportunity postings. If you have any comments or questions about our website, please feel free to contact us.
TRAAC's TR Promotional Video
We are proud to unveil our new promotional video promoting the field of Therapeutic Recreation. This video was developed in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Community College's Radio and TV Arts program at the Waterfront Campus in Dartmouth, NS. Many thanks to NSCC student, Emily MacPhail, for her hard work, creativity and for choosing to create TRAAC's promotional video as her special project. Thanks as well, to the many practitioners, clients, and co-workers who were interviewed for this video to help increase awareness of TR and a better understanding of the work we do as TR practitioners. Please click on the link below to view our promotional video!
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Promotional Video
Pet Therapy is an important and meaningful program in many Recreation Therapy Departments. Please click below to see a recent promotional video which was developed for the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.
Congratulations to TRAAC's Award Winners
We handed out our annual TRAAC Awards at our Awards Dinner on Thursday April 16th. We'd like to congratulate this year's award recipients:
Jacqueline Connors - Vanguard Award (Celebrates the successes of those who have been working in the field for a period of more than five years.)
Georgina Megens - Horizon Award (Celebrates the successes of those working in the field for a period of five years or less.)
Kendra Juurlink - Crystal Award (Celebrates the successes of students studying therapeutic recreation at either the community college or university level.)
Framework for Recreation in Canada
The Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council and Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CARP) released a "Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Well-being" in January 2015. To view this document please click on the link below.
Licensure Update - October 2014
Please click on the link below to review an update on the Self-Regulation of Recreation Therapist's in Nova Scotia on behalf of TRAAC's Licensure sub-committee.
Advocating for Licensure of Recreation Therapists in Nova Scotia
The Board of the Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada (TRAAC), along with the Licensure Sub-Committee has been diligently working toward the licensure of Recreation Therapists in Nova Scotia since 2008. This process has taken longer than initially anticipated and now we head into a critical time. Prior to the election call, TRAAC’s legal counsel has advised us that the time to lobby our provincial government representatives is now to increase their awareness, understanding and appreciation of our goal to regulate our profession.
Together we will succeed!
Liability Insurance for Professional TRAAC Members
TRAAC has partnered with Holman Insurance brokers Ltd. to offer Professional Members of TRAAC the ability to purchase comprehensive and affordable professional liability insurance. For further information about this initiative please click here for more information. In order to qualify for the rate listed you must be a CTRS and a TRAAC member.
To go to the Holman Insurance brokers Ltd. Specialist website click on the their logo below.