Therapeutic Recreation Services

Therapeutic Recreation at the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent provides supported recreation and leisure opportunities for children and youth with identified needs. Programming is offered both at the centre and in the community and is designed to enhance a child/youth’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Therapeutic Recreation Services are available to clients ages 3-18 (up to 21 if they are still actively in high school).

Who We Are:

The Therapeutic Recreation team is made up of a Recreation Therapist and Program Assistant.

Our recreation therapists are required to have a degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation and Leisure Studies with a therapeutic recreation focus or relevant university degree with a post-graduate diploma in Therapeutic Recreation.


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What We Provide:

Therapeutic Recreation programs/ services may include:

  • Recreation and sport-skill development
  • Social-skills development
  • Adapted recreation equipment loans
  • Consultation/ support with community integration
  • Linkage to community-based recreation and leisure opportunities
  • Leisure awareness and education
  • Recreation-specific funding

Examples of programs offered include:

  • Challenger baseball
  • Sledge hockey/ skating
  • Dance
  • Adapted music lessons
  • Blacklight theatre
  • Tween/ teen socials
  • Cooking/ baking
  • Equine-assisted programming
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts
  • Sensory-art programs
  • Special family events and more!