Therapeutic Recreation Sites of Interest
- Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability Dr.Sharma
This leading expert in Obesity Management was one of the keynote speakers at the 2012 ATRA Symposium. This link is to his blog entry titled "Is there a role for Recreation Therapists in Obesity Management".
- Concepts du Sablier
A Canadian company marketing Therapeutic Recreation products.
- Diversified Leisure Services Inc
A Calgary based company offering Therapeutic Recreation & Leisure Consultation Services acrossAlberta
- Melody Lane Productions
Produces and distributes sing-along videos for seniors.
- Recreation Therapist Occupational Profile
Published by the Government of Alberta.
- Songs We Remember
A music resource for Therapeutic Recreation Professionals.
- Therapeutic Recreation Directory
"Network, Resources, Interaction in Recreation Therapy"
- Recreation Therapy Videos from Indiana University
A total of 23 instructional videos of which topics of the range from an introduction to recreation therapy, provided by “To Serve a Purpose,” to developing such skills as engaging in therapeutic communications, making client observations, completing documentation, giving and receiving clinical supervision, and understanding models of practice. Three separate videos extensively cover the history of recreation therapy and another presents pioneers in recreation therapy.
- Nursing Home Activities Resource
A website devoted to resources for those working in nursing homes. Resources include activities for dementia patients to trivia games, chair exercises, as well as resources for musical instuments and audio books.
- Melodic Memories
Sing alongs for seniors.
- Finding Balance Alberta
Dedicated to helping seniors prevent a fall before it happens so they can stay active and independent. ATRA has been supporting the Finding Balance campaign each year since 2009.
- Sing Along with John
A series of musical memories on DVD. There are six DVDs available that can be used as a program component for nursing homes, retirement homes and Alzheimer's day programs.
- Sing Active for Seniors
A step by step guide/resource package (including Guide; Songbook & CD) to make planning and delivering activities meaningful for those in care.
- Keeping Busy
This company presents DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way Workshops and offers a wide range of products based on the Montessori principles.
Other Professional Associations
- The Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta (THAAA) promotes the role of Therapy Assistants in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Therapy and Speech Languag Pathology.
Sites Offering Courses/Workshops for CEU Credits
- Provincial Fitness Unit
Offers various workshops regarding fitness and the older adult
- Forsyth Park Learning
Forsyth Park Learning offers subscription-based access to a library of e-courses. Most courses are worth .5 CEU but some are worth 1 CEU. As of July 1, 2015 there are approximately 15 CEUs in total from 25 courses currently published and available. The courses also relate to NCTRC Jobs Analysis and Knowledge Areas, and should be worth 1 CTRS CEU hour each. New courses are published about every 6-8 weeks. Each course comes with printable resources such as program plans, evaluation tools, resource guides, and templates.
A subscription to the Forsyth Park online library provides unlimited access to every course and resource for a 12 month period. The cost for an individual to subscribe for 12 months is $199 + tax. There are no additional fees. Secure online payments can be made from the Forsyth Park website from the "Subscribe Yourself" page. New subscribers will be sent access details within 48 hours of payments being submitted.Group discounts are available to settings that wish to provide access to all their Recreation Therapy staff. Please complete the form on the "Subscribe your Facility" page and you will be contacted with customized subscription pricing.
We plan to update this page often. If you find any therapeutic recreation sites of interest that you think should be listed here please contact us.