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What TRO Does

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) was created in 1999, with the goal of uniting and advancing the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) profession, by providing guidance and support for its members. In addition to networking opportunities and educational events, TRO provides resources to help TR professionals develop quality services and advocates to advance the profession in order to protect the rights of individuals across diverse delivery settings throughout the province.

  • Congratulations to Seneca College’s Therapeutic Recreation Graduate Certificate program, the newest post-secondary education program to successfully meet the criteria of the #TRO #CurriculumReview for #Registration Eligibility. Last week, TRO’s Executive Director Rozalyn Werner-Arcé presented the confirmation of status to students and faculty, and also highlighted the opportunities of TRO membership to the group. (She is pictured here along with Gary Galbraith, Academic Chair of Public Safety, Recreation and Environmental Studies, Seneca College.) “A successful Curriculum Review speaks to the commitment Seneca is making to its students to ensure they are ready to enter practice upon graduation and eligible for their Registration with TRO once they have earned all the necessary PCCs. A win for the students, the school, the profession and most importantly, future clients/patients/residents. Congratulations to all!” --Rozalyn Werner-Arcé.

  • Today marks the debut of International #SocialPrescribingDay, an initiative led by the UK-based Social Prescribing Network. Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognizing that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

  • Sharing info about this event from ParaSport Ontario: Join us at the Niagara ParaSport Festival at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, April 11-12, 2019. ParaSport Ontario is working to connect the Niagara community through adapted physical activity and pathways to participation! ParaSport Ontario is coming to the Niagara Region to help make it the most inclusive region when it comes to adaptive sports, recreation and physical activity for people with disabilities. Working alongside partners like Niagara College, Brock University, Niagara Parks, Municipal Parks and Recreation departments, many different adaptive sport organizations and fitness clubs, educators, therapists and community leaders, we are here to demonstrate there is a sport for everyBODY! Register online and come anytime! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/niagara-parasport-festival-tickets-57114803916 Meet industry leaders and Niagara community partners, try new adaptive sports and fitness opportunities that work for you and so much more. With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are proud to offer this event FREE to everyone attending.

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