DRT Week

Recreational Therapy Week

RT Week 2023: 13th - 19th February 2023

Diversional & Recreation Therapy Week, first introduced in 1995, was developed to provide our members with an outlet to promote, foster and advance the development of the Recreational Therapy profession and the state DT Associations (now ARTA nationally). Recreational Therapy Week aims to encourage you to educate your work peers and the wider community about who Recreational Therapists and Recreational Therapy Assistants are and what we do.

In 2022, RT Week was moved to the third week in February to coincide with Therapeutic Recreation Month in the United States and Canada. Through this global alignment the ARTA hope to create a greater national and international presence and improve the future of the Recreational Therapy profession.

Celebrate and Educate!

How you choose to share your passion for Recreational Therapy is completely up to you. You may decide to use the material made available through ARTA or develop your own Recreational Therapy Week program. The important part is that we are showcasing the important work that we do.

During the week, the ARTA provide free training sessions accessible on our Online Training page. Please be sure to utilise this amazing opportunity for both yourself and your coworkers. 

So let us all join together and do our part in promoting, fostering and advancing both our profession and our association well into the future.

Kayla Garside, Board Member



A few ideas to get us noticed out there!

  • Print out the poster for RT Week 2023 in beautiful bright colour and get it up on the wall. (If you don't have a printer available to you - contact the office, we will print on our printer and send out at cost).
  • Print out the Finding Your Place logo and put it up on the wall
  • Print out the RT Week 2023 Finding Your Place Press Release and put it up on the wall too!
  • Add the RT Week 2023 Finding Your Place logo to your email signature
  • Put together an entry for the ARTA Award for Excellence (Members only)
  • Use the Powerpoint presentation developed by the ARTA Board to show to other staff members
  • Use our online training platform to access a number of free education to show in your workplace
  • Create a RT Week button for all the rec staff during a craft activity – and wear them with pride!
  • Consider organising an Information Afternoon Tea (let the office know to get extra support maybe even a Board member to attend if they can)
  • Get a copy of the ARTA Mission Statement Poster and get it up on the wall

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