Hurray Summer is Here!

On April 20, 2018 we held our 11th Annual Education Day, AGM and Awards.  The Education Day was another success with 92 attendees, 9 sessions to choose from and Keynote Speaker, Cheryl Oberg, who not only was a great morning motivator but also did a 20 minute Laughter Yoga Therapy session with everyone after lunch.  She got us up, moving, laughing and re-energized for the afternoon sessions.  During our AGM and in the weeks following, we found replacement volunteers for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer but we are now looking to find a replacement for the Registrar position as we are playing musical chairs.  Taking over during the summer, the new President will be Mathew Hill, he will be sliding over from the Registrar position.  As Vice President, Celine Jensen is taking over from Mindy Olson-Pizzey, Celine was part of the regulations committee.   As Secretary, Jessica Lomas, who was our Treasurer, is taking over from Patti Wynnychuk and our new Treasurer is Clarence Iglesias who is taking over from Jessica Lomas.  It is wonderful to have both dedicated and new faces among our Executive Board.

We are currently looking for someone to take the position of Registrar. If this interests you, please contact therapyassistantaa@gmail.com

During the lunch hour our TA Award winners were announced.  Unfortunately, we only had two Awards to give out this year as nomination submissions were very low and several award categories did not receive any nominations at all.  The Leadership Award was presented to Candice Finnigan and the Outstanding Practitioner Award was presented to Lisa Cleverdon.

The regulations committee, along with input form several others, have put together a very in depth look at what Regulations would be like for the Association and TA’s.  This document is being distributed to our members for consideration and further discussion and can be viewed with our AGM Minutes below.

We would like to thank our door prize sponsors for their gracious donations.

Strand Media   www.strandme.ca

 Ponoka Chrysler   www.ponokachrysler.com

 Radisson Hotel   https://www.radisson.com/calgary-hotel-ab-t3j4c8/abcaleas

 Luciana Floreancig

 Knight Plumbing, Heating & A/C   https://www.knightplumbing.ca/

 Pampered Chef – Meagan Skiboff   https://www.pamperedchef.ca/pws/meaganskiboff

 Young Living Essential Oils – Shannon Bourbonniere

 Norwex – Brandy Corcoran   http://brandycorcoran.norwex.biz

 and a number of Anonymous donators.

To view the minutes from our AGM please click this link.

Lisa Reid, President

(updated May 2018)


Our membership year runs May – April of each year.  Completed forms can be sent via email to registrar@thaaa.ca or mailed to the address on the form.  Payment can be made via PayPal on our website or by mailing a cheque along with your completed form.

Currently, the online form submission link is not working and under repair.  The printable version of the forms can be submitted via email or Canada Post, payment is still available through the PayPal button on the right side of our web page or by sending a cheque.

ThAAA does have Professional Grant money available which ThAAA members can apply for.  We offer 3 grants of up to $150 each per year. The Association must receive the application on or before the submission deadline dates, which are: January 31st, May 31st and September 30th. We are accepting grant applications now for the upcoming January 31st, deadline. For complete details please see the link below:



Make sure you check our website often for updates on Events, Employment Opportunities and other TA activities happening in the province. If you have an upcoming event, job vacancy or activity, we would be happy to post these for free as a benefit to our members. Email your information to therapyassistantaa@gmail.com.

Do you have something you’d like to share with other TA’s in the province, be it a presentation, article or therapy activity? We would be glad to help share your insights through email, webinars and on our website or Facebook page.

(posted Jan 2018)

Let’s bring all Alberta TA’s together in one spot and support each other!

Are you a ThAAA member?  Do you want to become an associate of the ThAAA?  Do you have experience with web design and/or WordPress?  Do you want to build or showcase your web design skills on a volunteer project?  If you answered “YES” to these questions please email therapyassistantaa@gmail.com for more info.

(posted Jan 2018)