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TRO Advanced Practice in TR Award

This award was created to honour and recognize those individuals in TR who continue to elevate the practice of Therapeutic Recreation through innovation in research and practice. They have created new programs or documents that practitioners are able to use in daily practice through their evidence-based research. This award acknowledges that, because of their contribution to TR, the profession has been positively impacted.

2019 Award Winner:

Kamila Gemin, R/TRO
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

l to r: Kamila Gemin, Monica Almas


This award was established in 2015 to highlight Registered Professional Members of TRO who elevate the practice of TR.

Past award winners:

2018 Jennifer Ashby, R/TRO
2017 Kristen English, R/TRO
2016 Kim Durst-Mackenzie, R/TRO
2015 Kim Lopez and Carrie Briscoe


Nomination Criteria:

A nominee must demonstrate:

  • Development of innovative practice, research or advancement in the profession
  • Evidence of stimulating adoption of said practice(s) by professional at local, regional and provincial level and/or national level
  • Demonstrate transfer of knowledge and expertise to other professionals through activities such as presentations, publishing, dissemination of  templates/documents for agency utilization
  • Must hold R/TRO or R/TRO DIP designation

The Winner Receives:

  • One Complimentary Registered Professional membership renewal
  • Recognition at the Annual TRO Conference Awards Ceremony Dinner (includes two complimentary tickets)
  • TRO Certificate
  • TRO Award
  • Recognition in various TRO communications: TRO website, e-TRO, TRO Blog, etc. 

Selection Process:

The Awards Sub-Committee consists of a minimum of three volunteers including: at least one representative from the Membership Services Committee and up to six TRO members (TRO's Communications Coordinator is an ex-officio member). It is responsible for reviewing TRO award nominations and will forward recommendations to the Membership Services Committee for approval by the TRO board of directors.

Application Requirements:

Anyone may nominate a Registered Professional member for this award. Download the award nomination form questions, complete and save on your computer. Upload your completed form (describing how your nominee meets the criteria for this award) where indicated in the award nomination form below. Complete and submit the award nomination form. 

Download TRO Advanced Practice in TR Award Nomination Form Questions

If you have any questions about the award nomination process, please contact the Communications Coordinator at: communications@trontario.org.


Thank you for your involvement in the award application process!


Select which TRO Award you are making a nomination for:

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