Recreotherapy is a social enterprise that provides an innovative approach to service delivery highlighting the impact of meaningful and purposeful activities and experiences for optimal living and aging.
At Recreotherapy, we design, implement and evaluate programs, services, events and products, provide education and training, collaborate in applied research, and coach and consult with health care teams to integrate principles of therapeutic recreation into their regular practice.
Our social mission is to enhance optimal living and aging, advocate for the profession of recreation therapy, provide student learning opportunities and jobs for new grads, and to ultimately change the narrative of disability, aging, dementia and caregiving.
About Our Founder
Erica Botner is a Certified Recreation Therapist who has devoted her life’s work to helping people find meaning and joy in their life. She is known for providing relationship-centered, compassionate care and for designing, implementing and evaluating high-quality and large-scales programs and events. Erica has a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies (with options in Therapeutic Recreation and Aging Studies) and an MSc in Rehabilitation Science. After 20+ years of experience working in various settings (clinical, community and academic) and working with various populations (seniors, people living with dementia, care partners, mental health, kids with developmental disabilities, and neurorehabilitation), Erica founded Recreotherapy and she continues to teach Recreation Therapy courses at Concordia University and recently completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training.