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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 over 700 members in the delivery of 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.

 

New 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 and who meet academic and clinical placement requirements.

Professional Members transitioning to Alumni Membership

Apply for the Alumni category if you are retiring from practice within the ATRA Membership Year and / or have moved out of Alberta and want to maintain support for the objectives of the TR profession in Alberta. If you are accepting casual employment to provide therapeutic recreation service during the membership year, please retain your Professional Membership status. 

 

Graduating ATRA Student Members transitioning to Professional Membership

If you are an ATRA Student Member in good standing within the membership year you apply for Professional Membership, you are not required to pay the membership fee during your first year as a Professional Member. Your first step is to send an email to support@alberta-tr.ca and ask for a Discount Code. Please include in the Subject Line of your email - Request for Student Member to Professional Member Discount Code. After you receive your code please begin the online application form for Professional Membership. You must meet all the professional membership criteria before your application is approved.

 

Graduating ATRA Student Members transitioning to Supporting Membership

If you are an ATRA Student Member in good standing within the membership year you apply for Supporting Membership, you are not required to pay the membership fee during our first year as a Supporting Member.  Your first step is to send an email to support@alberta-tr.ca and ask for a Discount Code. Please include in the Subject Line of your email -Request for Student Member to Supporting Member Discount Code. After you receive your code please begin the online application form for Supporting Membership. You must meet all the supporting membership criteria before your application is approved.

 

Supporting Membership

Apply for this category if you are a new graduate, new to ATRA, currently working in therapeutic recreation or returning to practice after a leave of absence of 3 consecutive years and who meet academic requirements. This category is for therapeutic recreation diploma graduates (after April 1, 2021) who will not be pursuing degree Entry to Practice meeting Professional Membership, no longer meet Student Membership Criteria and want to maintain support for the objectives of the TR Profession in Alberta.

 

Student Membership

Apply for this category if you are taking one or more courses towards the completion of a diploma, post graduate certificate, bachelors / masters / doctorate degree whose title contains Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation & Leisure Studies.  Note: ATRA professional members who continue to work in therapeutic recreation while taking courses are expected to maintain Professional Membership.

 

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.