The Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta (ThAAA) is a voluntary association that provides a place for Therapy Assistants in Alberta, as well as other provinces and territories, to come to for learning about professional development and employment opportunities, as well as to become informed on current developments in TA disciplines, both in Alberta and Canada-wide.
The Association’s Mission and Vision are:
• To support and encourage the professional development of our members through continuing education and information sharing. • To be accountable to our members. • To facilitate maintaining and increasing the current standard of qualifications and education within our profession. • To promote the role of Therapy Assistants by providing the public and professionals with information regarding our profession and membership
• To work towards licensing Therapy Assistants • To work towards regulation of Therapy Assistants • To see accreditation of post secondary Therapy Assistant diploma programs • To secure a solid relationship with the OT, PT, SLP, and Rec Therapy provincial and national professional associations/colleges.
In Alberta, there are 46 First Nations Peoples who live in one or three treaty areas. There are a total of 140 reserves equalling a land-space of around 812, 771 hectares. There are three treaty areas (6,7 & 8) in Alberta with treaty 4 covering a small portion of southeastern Alberta.
The most commonly spoken First Nations languages are Kainai (Blackfoot); Cree; Chipewyan; Dene; Sarcee; and Stoney (Nakoda Sioux).
As an Association located in Alberta, the Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta is conscious of both the history and cultures of the First Nations’ People who called this land “home” long before becoming part of present-day Canada. The Association also recognizes and respects the contributions and sacrifices made by Canada’s First Nations’ People.