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Recreation Therapy

​​Therapeutic Recreation is a process that utilizes functional intervention, education and recreation participation to enable  persons with physical, cognitive, emotional and or social limitations to acquire and/or maintain the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to enjoy leisure optimally, function independently with the least amount of assistance and participate as fully as possible in society. Therapeutic recreation intervention is provided by trained professionals  in clinical and community settings. 

What placemen​ts are available in your discipline?

We have placement opportunities in all clinical program areas both inpatient and outpatient. 

Am I able​ to do a block placement?


Am I able to ​do my placement hours in the evenings/weekends because I work?

That would depend on which program you are doing the internship in. We try to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs. 

Am I able to split my p​lacement between 2 programs (i.e, Addictions Program and MAUI)?

Yes, in fact we highly recommend this. 

What qualificatio​ns are required for placement?

Current enrollment in a recreation therapy program at a post secondary institution. We accept students from both university and community colleges. 

Is CAMH affil​iated with my educational institution?

CAMH currently has affiliation agreements with the following:
University of Waterloo
Brock University 
Georgian Post Grad Program
Centennial College
Fanshaw College
Niagara College

I’m not from Canada.  C​an I still do a placement at CAMH?

Yes, but we would need to arrange for an affiliation agreement with the post secondary institution offering a program in Recreation Therapy.

How do I apply for a placement​ at CAMH?

Please do this through your Professor in charge of your placement.

What mandatory trainin​gs are required prior to placement?

Mask Fit testing, CPR, AED

Do I require an​y immunizations before coming to CAMH?

You will need proof of a current TB test. 

Will I require a ​police check?


Contact I​​​nformation

Brad Keech, Discipline Chief Recreation Therapy, 416 535-8501, ext. 2434


 Contact information


Brad Keech

Discipline Chief Recreation Therapy

416 535-8501, ext. 2434




I am so lucky to be part of these clients' lives, and their stories. Many, if not all of the clients taught me invaluable lessons that I cannot learn from textbooks or lectures.
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