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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.

For the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic, ThAAA has halted all events, including our annual AGM/ED, and is limiting itself to necessary administrative activities, as well as posting and making available resources and information as they become available.

An Association member has provided the following as a resource provided by AHS for the current epidemic:

Supporting Mental Wellness

Each of us is finding different ways to navigate this new normal and that might be harder for some than others. A change in teenagers’ personalities and behaviours might indicate they are struggling with the stress of COVID-19. In this Mental Wellness Moment, Dr. Nicholas Mitchell provides parents and caregivers advice on how they can help.This clip is one in a series of short Mental Wellness Moment videos where Dr. Mitchell talks about protecting your mental health in a time of pandemic. AHS has more resources to look after your mental health at ahs.ca/covid.

This clip is one in a series of short Mental Wellness Moment videos where Dr. Mitchell talks about protecting your mental health in a time of pandemic. AHS has more resources to look after your mental health at ahs.ca/covid.

Here’s another on : A change in teenagers’ personalities and behaviours might indicate they are struggling with the stress of COVID-19. In this Mental Wellness Moment, Dr. Nicholas Mitchell provides parents and caregivers advice on how they can help.  Mental Wellness Moment with Dr. Nicholas Mitchell.

 

The Association’s Mission and Vision are:

Mission Statement
• 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

Vision Statement

• 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.

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Mental Wellness Support

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.