FAQs

ATRA’s annual membership renewal deadline is March 31 of each year.

However, in 2018 ATRA prepares to launch our online membership renewal process. Due to delays in design and testing, the deadline require that we adjust our membership renewal deadline date.

THIS MEANS:

Access to online system will be delayed up to 8 weeks

The ATRA office will not accept mail in renewals.

This late renewal will not affect your membership standing with ATRA or CTRA

Late Payment Fee timeline will be revised (there will be ample time to renew)

The online renewal process will be fast, easy and convenient.

ATRA’s annual membership renewal deadline is March 31 of each year. However …In 2018 ATRA prepares to launch our online membership renewal process. Delays in design and testing the deadline require that we adjust our membership renewal deadline date.

THIS MEANS:

Access to online system will be delayed up to 8 weeks

The ATRA office will not accept mail in renewals.

This late renewal will not affect your membership standing with ATRA or CTRA

Late Payment Fee timeline will be revised (don’t worry there will be ample time to renew)

The online renewal process will be fast, easy and convenient.

Additional fees will apply for late payment. Professional membership renewals require the completion of an online membership renewal form, submission of required fees and documenting compliance with the continuing competence program (CCP).

When it became evident that 2018 membership renewals needed to be pushed later into the spring, ATRA contacted CTRA to ensure our Joint Membership Agreement would accommodate renewals at a date than March 31. The good news is yes! CTRA will earmark ATRA members and accommodate the joint renewal to commence once ATRA’s online system is launched. 

Retaining ongoing professional membership with ATRA is important to your career, employer and clients. To maintain your membership in good standing status please renew as soon as possible.

Late Renewal of 1 – 30 days = Fees + $50.00 Late payment fee

You will retain access to your Member Profile, email correspondence, Long Service Recognition Program and ATRA and / or CTRA committee participation. All other member rights and responsibilities are suspended until renewed.

Late Renewal of 1 – 12 months = Fees + $100.00 Late payment fee 

You will retain access to your Member Profile. Long Service Recognition Program starts at Year 1. All other member rights and responsibilities are suspended until renewed.

Late Renewal of 25 – 36 months = Fees  + $200.00 Late payment fee 

You will retain access to your Member Profile. Long Service Recognition Program starts at Year 1. All other member rights and responsibilities are suspended until renewed.

Late Renewal of 3 years or more = Apply as a new applicant.

Renew your Student Membership 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.

Your membership needs to be renewed March 31 of every year.   

If you have graduated and intend to apply for Professional Membership or plan to withdraw your membership affiliation with ATRA permanently, please send an email to application@alberta-tr.org to help keep our records up to date. If your plans are to become a Professional Member apply as a new applicant.

Maintaining your student membership is important. If you have missed your renewal deadline, renew as soon as you can. Send an email to application@alberta-tr.org to inform us of your situation. Your Member Profile, access to student member benefits will be discontinued.

Renew your Supporting Membership if you are interested in continuing to further the objectives of ATRA and are not eligible for Professional or Student Membership.  Supporting membership renewal date due on or before March 31 of every year.

If plan to retire within the member year, do not intend to practice therapeutic recreation and either intend to apply for Supporting Membership or withdraw your membership from ATRA please send an email to application@alberta-tr.org to help keep our records up to date.

ATRA is no longer eligible for a GST exemption from Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). As our membership continues to grow so has our gross revenue from application and membership fees. Our current and recent revenue requires ATRA to be registered with CRA and charge GST for services and products sold by ATRA; e.g. membership, promotional materials, and symposium registration.

No, membership renewal can only be processed in the online system once payment is received. Receipts are automatically generated and made available through your online Member Profile.

ATRA has invested in an online member management system that provides secure online payment for membership fees through PayPal. Automatic payment processing through PayPal ensures that all transactions are secured and accounted for. The renewal is complete after each member enters required data and submits full payment.

ATRA requires full payment of your membership fees at the time of renewal. Additional fees will be added to late payments.

No, ATRA requires full payment of your membership fees at the time of renewal. Additional fees will be added to late payments.