Bianca van der Stoel

Apt 301 - 1736 13 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0T9 | (403) 634-4959 |


Horticulture Technician & Horticulture Therapy Certificate                  Jan 2019- Dec 2019 

Vancouver Island University  


Bachelor of Science Recreation- Therapeutic Recreation                      Sept 2014- April 2017 

Dalhousie University 


Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology Diploma                                   Sept 2012- April 2014 

Lethbridge College 


Horticulture Therapy Intern                                                                       April – August 2019

Eden Gardens, Nanaimo Memory & Complex Care                                                      Nanaimo, BC

  • Assessing, Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating all Horticulture Therapy interventions, including programs such as propagation, seed starting, sensory stimulation, and reminiscence

  • Communicating observations and evaluation to clinical team, including management


Director of Health & Wellness                                                      October 2017- October 2018 

Auburn Heights Retirement Residence                                                                            Calgary, AB 

  • Led Recreation programming for 42 Residents with Dementia: Conducted organized programs to promote healthy and meaningful activity

  • Implemented a successful Therapeutic Gardening program 

  • Demonstrated strong technology, administrative, and communication skills 

  • Delivered on management responsibilities, such as Manager on Duty tasks and leadership team decision-making and problem solving

  • Facilitated all family and client communication with tact, organization, and efficiency 


Therapeutic Recreation Intern                                                                    January-April 2017 

Rockyview General Hospital- Unit 45- Adult Mental Health                                              Calgary, AB 

  • Completed Special Service Project: How to Fuse TR Assessments to Team Care Plans

  • Completed Personal Enhancement Project: Collaboration between Interdisciplinary Teams

Professional Development

2019 British Columbia Rhododendron Society Member

2019 Recipient of the Nanaimo Horticulture Society Student Scholarship

2019 Award Recipient at the VIU CREATE Conference

2019 Canadian Horticulture Therapy Association Member

2019 Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Professional Member 

2019 First Aid Occupational Level 1 

2019 Tractor Safety Course

2019 WHMIS Training

2019 Chainsaw Safety Course

2019 Bobcat Training Course

2013/ 2014 Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association Student Liaison

© 2019 by Bianca van der Stoel.

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