Recreation Therapy Assistant

Pronouns: She/Her

Shawna joins CarePros as our Recreation Therapy Assistant. She first volunteered at CarePros in the spring of 2021 and since then has become an official member of our team. Growing up playing team sports like soccer, Shawna is passionate about how recreation therapy can better one’s holistic health. As Recreation Therapist Assistant, Shawna supports the Service Delivery team and Recreation Therapist Haley with planning and participating in recreation activities with CarePros clients. Shawna analyzes the client’s barriers to recreation and creates activities best suited for empowering the client’s mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. She also assists with training CarePros team members to better implement recreation therapy into the client’s program. Shawna received her therapeutic recreation diploma in 2020. For her student practicum, she worked in a day program at a senior care centre. Prior to her time at CarePros, Shawna was responsible for providing recreation therapeutic activities to clients at Alberta Health Services. During her spare time, Shawna enjoys crocheting, going to escape rooms, and watching movies. You can find her cooking and serving customers at her family’s restaurant, Syphay Restaurant.