FAQs

Effective 2018, all ATRA Memberships are renewed online using a secure online membership management system. This fast, efficient and safe way to pay your annual membership fee and provide accurate data about the recreation therapy profession in Alberta. Go to the Applications & Renewal page on ATRA’s website, click on Renewals and follow the link to renew your membership.

  1. The renewal period for the 2018 – 2019 Membership is August 27 – October 31, 2018.
  2. The ATRA office does not accept mail in renewals.
  3. This late renewal in 2018 will not affect your membership standing with ATRA or CTRA
  4. Late Payment Fee timeline will be revised (don’t worry there will be ample time to renew)
  5. The online renewal process will be fast, easy and convenient.
  6. f.     Your 2019 – 2020 Membership Fees are due March 31, 2019.

Retaining ongoing professional membership with ATRA is important to your career, employer and clients. To maintain your membership in good standing status please renew prior to October 31, 2018. Beginning November 1, 2018, late renewal fees will be added to membership renewal costs.

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.

In 2018, please pay your membership fees between August 27 – October 31, 2018.

In 2019, 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.  In 2018, please pay your membership fees between August 27 – October 31, 2018.

In 2019, 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. The membership benefits are not exempt from GST. 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.

ATRA’s GST number is 87738 2499 RT0001.

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.