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Improving Quality of Life for Residents in Facility-Based Continuing Care

If Senior Care is your community of TR practice, your expertise has been elevated! You are doing honourable work. 

Between January 4 and May 31, 2021, the Alberta government conducted a review with more than 7,000 Albertan stakeholders noting key areas for improvement.  Recreation Therapists will be instrumental in the implementation as established experts continuing to improve quality of care, quality of life, and resident choice.

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The Facility Based Continuing Care Review Final Report refers to the essential service of recreation therapy directly or indirectly throughout the 207 page report. 

When it comes to Quality of Life, recreation therapists are right at the front and right at the centre. Recreation Therapists are informed, function as advocates for residents and make a significant impact improving quality of life for residents in facility-based continuing care.

The intervention provided by Recreation Therapy staff is described as “the stuff of quality moments. Our job is to create the conditions to make enough of those moments to make a good life and a good end of life.” Dr. Carole Esterbrook, U of A, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, U of A.  (May 31, 2021 Media Release 16:43 / 41:00)


Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on how to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Your feedback will support the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will focus on:

  • reducing poverty among Canadians with disabilities
  • getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs
  • helping meet the Accessible Canada Act goal of a barrier-free Canada by 2040
  • making it easier for persons with disabilities to access federal programs and services
  • fostering a culture of inclusion

We invite you to participate by completing the online survey at before August 31, 2021.

You can also print and complete the (English version) or (French version) of the survey by hand and mail it to:

Disability Inclusion Action Plan
Employment and Social Development Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV
Gatineau QC  K1A 0J9

Or by email to