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HATRA - What is HATRA?

The Hamilton Area Therapeutic Recreation Association is a group of Therapeutic Recreation Professionals and students in the field, working in various settings throughout the Hamilton Area. Membership is open to students and professionals who have a position or have an interest in Therapeutic Recreation.

HATRA Meeting Details:

Meetings are held at St. Peter's Residence at Chedoke, every other month. Please check our website for the date of our next meeting, and on an on-going basis to see what's NEW!

HATRA Accomplishments:

  • Planned, developed and implemented Therapeutic Recreation sessions resulting in continued education.
  • Established guidelines for a student award presented to a 2nd year Mohawk College Recreation and Leisure student – enabling HATRA to recognize students who excel in their placements.
  • Communicated with the Hamilton District Health Council on the importance of the inclusion or recreation in the previous government’s Long Term Care Reform – producing public awareness.
  • Partners with the Therapeutic Recreation Association of Niagara, Mohawk College Recreation and Leisure Services Program, Therapeutic Recreation Managers Association and Community Leadership Support Services or Hamilton – increasing resources.
  • Maintains an affiliation with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario and Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • Proud hosts of the 2003 Therapeutic Recreation Ontario Conference

Membership Benefits:

HATRA provides the following benefits for its members:
  • Networking with colleagues in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Organizing formal and informal educational training sessions
  • Professional support
  • Resource Sharing
  • Providing current information on issues in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Building community contacts
  • Advocate for our clientele
  • Liaising with other recreation bodies: Regional, Provincial, and National.
  • Membership Directory and minutes of each meeting
  • Links with academic advisory committees

Membership Fees:

Membership is effective for one full year.

Annual Membership fees are:
  • Professional: $30.00/year
  • Student: $20.00/year

  • Interested in becoming a member of HATRA? Click here to download the HATRA Membership Registration Form


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