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Select your Membership Category

Since 1985, ATRA has represented the profession of Recreation Therapy in the province of Alberta. ATRA supports our members to deliver competent, safe and ethical health care service to Albertans. If you are practicing, managing, instructing, enrolled as a therapeutic recreation student or would like to support the profession, ATRA welcomes your application for membership.

Please note:

Applications for the current Membership year [April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022 ] end December 31, 2021.

Membership Applications received and approved between January 1 and March 31, 2022 are in effect until March 31, 2023.

 

Applicants to the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association can select from the following membership categories: 

Professional Membership

Apply for this category if you are a new graduate, new to ATRA, CTRS designate, currently practicing, supervising, teaching or returning to practice after a Leave of Absence (LOA) of 3 consecutive years or more and who meet academic and clinical placement requirements.

Professional Members transitioning to Alumni Membership

Retiring or moving from Alberta? You are entitled to member services

 

Supporting Membership

Apply for this category if you have completed a therapeutic recreation diploma and will not be pursuing a degree program to meet Professional Membership, and no longer meeting Student membership criteria and want to maintain support for the objectives of the TR profession.  

Supporting Members transitioning to Alumni Membership

Retiring or moving from Alberta? You are entitled to member services

 

Student Membership

Apply for this category if you meet one or more of the following requirements.

  • Enrolled in a diploma, degree or post degree program in therapeutic recreation, recreation therapy, recreation, and leisure studies (emphasis / minor in therapeutic recreation) to meet ATRA Entry to Practice criteria. 
  • are not currently or have previously been approved for professional or supporting membership. 

Note: ATRA professional members who continue to work in therapeutic recreation while taking courses are expected to maintain Professional Membership.

Graduating ATRA Student Members transitioning to Professional Membership

After graduation from your degree program, you are entitled to member services.

Graduating ATRA Student Members transitioning to Supporting Membership

After graduation from your diploma program, you are entitled to a member services.

 

Alumni Membership

Apply for this category if you are currently a Professional or Supporting member and meet the following requirements.

  • retiring from practice within the membership year. (If you continue to work casually, please retain your professional or supporting membership).
  • moved from Alberta 
  • wish to maintain support for the objectives of the TR profession in Alberta

 

Disclaimer:

Membership applications may be deferred, refused or conditions imposed if the renewal applicant does not meet membership criteria.

 

Contact Us:

Please email vicepresident@alberta-tr.ca if you have questions that are not answered in the FAQ section.