Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Standards of Practice adopted by N.S.T.R.A.

Foreword to the document

The original Standards of Practice adopted by the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association in 1996, was developed from Standards of Practice for Therapeutic Recreation documents available at that time within North America. The tenth anniversary of the national association for therapeutic recreation practitioners (CTRA) called for a review and update of a set of standards that will reflect current practice. In the future it is hoped that these documents will be updated more frequently.

Practitioners seek to improve client services by constantly raising the standard of practice. To capture the expanding therapist role of the practitioner, the literature review of this document went beyond traditional documents distinct to therapeutic recreation. The research was expanded to include related therapists from a global perspective.