Over 700 health professionals are registered as professional or student members of ATRA. Professional members of ATRA are voluntarily registered. Many employers across the province are requiring registration with ATRA for their Recreation Therapists due to ATRA’s well-established criteria for education, continued competence, and standards of practice. Full membership criteria can be seen under "Applications & Renewals"
ATRA has maintained a system of Chapter Governance since the inception of the association in 1985. Chapters were added to the Provincial Organizational Structure to serve many purposes including professional networking, student mentoring, professional development opportunities and opportunities for leadership development. Chapters meet the needs of a growing number of ATRA membership located throughout the province. ATRA currently maintains and supports four Chapters, North, Central Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
Each Chapter elects a team of Officers to fulfill the mission of the association and purpose of the Chapters. The Chapter team of Officers include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, or a combined Secretary / Treasurer, Professional Development Facilitator and an elected or appointed Student Liaison (if applicable) and appointed Committee members.
ATRA's Provincial Governance and Leadership
The ATRA governing board is the body responsible for the organization’s highest level of decision-making and legal authority. The ATRA Board of Directors is comprised of the President, Vice President, Executive Director, Secretary / Treasurer, Communication Director, Education Director and Continuing Competence Director.