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TRO Awards

2018 TRO Award Nomination Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Check out our new and improved TRO Awards for 2018! Upon review of our awards, this year we have streamlined the nomination process and changed the award prizes. We would like to encourage you to celebrate the many successes in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) by making an RT stress ball USB carabiner, I heart TR pin, pen/highlighter and water bottleaward nomination during TR Awareness Month this February to enter a draw for a TRO prize pack!


2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2017 TRO Award Winners! The award winners were announced during the 2017 Annual TRO Conference Awards Ceremony Dinner. Visit the six award pages below to learn about each award winner and start thinking about who you will nominate for 2018.

Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of students within and outside of their academic programs. In celebrating the academic and extra-curricular accomplishments of students, we highlight the vast array of experiences and knowledge that these future professionals bring to our field.

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 everyday 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.

Brian Bennison Practitioner Award

The Brian Bennison Practitioner Award recipient is a TR practitioner, working in direct client service capacity, who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the field of Therapeutic Recreation through their work, advocacy and/or community involvement. The award is presented to a practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in relation to the Core Values, Standards of Practice and Scope of Practice.

Organizational Award

This award was created to honour the individual / organization who shows outstanding support to the TR profession. This individual / organization assists in contributing to TR and elevating the field by supporting innovative programming, education, TR Awareness Month (etc.).  The TRO Organizational Award highlights an outstanding individual / organization who continues to support the growing profession of TR.

Student Mentorship Award

This award is given to an educator, instructor, professor or direct internship/practicum/placement supervisor who has been influential to a student in TR. The successful recipient will be someone who has helped guide a future practitioner in the field of TR through assistance with educational instruction, field placement, etc. M of building the future of this profession!

Volunteer Leadership Award

TRO has been very fortunate to have many hardworking, dedicated and passionate volunteers who give numerous hours of service every year to the organization.  They take on projects big and small that help us live our vision and mission.  This award acknowledges those individuals (or group) that have taken on leadership roles on behalf of TRO.