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TRO Regional Ambassadors are a liaison between the board of directors and members and regional groups to enhance two-way member communication. This role was first introduced at the 2016 TRO Conference as a way to increase communication, support Regional Therapeutic Recreation Associations in Ontario and bring together TRs from across the province. 

Regional Areas:

Southwest (RED):

Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Bruce, Grey, Dufferin, Wellington, Waterloo, Brant, Haldimand, Niagara, Hamilton

Ashley Palmer Southwest Ambassador

Southwest Ambassador: Ashley Palmer, R/TRO, troambassadorsw@trontario.org

Central (YELLOW):

Halton, Peel, Toronto, Durham, York, Simcoe, Muskoka

Preet Momi Central Ambassador

Central Ambassador: Preet Momi, troambassadorctl@trontario.org

Southeast (BLUE):

Kawartha Lake, Peterborough, Northumberland, Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Leeds & Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, Ottawa, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Joshua Whelan, Southeast Ambassador

Southeast Ambassador: Joshua Whelan, troambassadorse@trontario.org

North (GREEN):

Parry Sound, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Rainy River, Kenora

Rhiannan Buffet Northern Ambassador

North Ambassador: Rhiannon Buffett, R/TRO, troambassadornorth@trontario.org


During the 2018 TRO Conference, past and present Regional Ambassadors hosted the Jazz Cocktail event wearing feather boas representing their regional colours.
2018 TRO Conference Ambassador Meet & Greet -Lisa Gordon, Rhiannon Buffet, R/TRO, Sara Richardson-Brown, R/TRO, Ashley Palmer, R/TRO

"At the TRO conference this year, Northern representation was small but mighty!  I enjoyed seeing familiar faces as well as meeting new Northern Ontario practitioners.  I was fortunate to connect students and practitioners to one another.  Another great conference and I look forward to connecting to everyone more on the Northern Ontario Therapeutic Recreation Network group on Facebook."

–Rhiannon Buffett, Northern Regional Ambassador


“While attending the TRO Annual conference, I was thrilled to discover there was an opening for a TRO ambassador in my local Southeast region. I applied to the position right away, because it’s a great opportunity to spread awareness about our profession, share my passion for TR, and make great connections with like-minded individuals. I can’t wait to support and positively influence the field of recreation in the Southeast region.”

–Joshua Whelan, Southeast Regional Ambassador

"The conference was an amazing opportunity to start my term as the SW regional ambassador.  I loved the energy of those that came to introduce themselves and I thank you. I'm looking forward to making more contacts and helping those in my region."

–Ashley Palmer, Southwest Regional Ambassador


“Had  a great time meeting up members and welcoming new members to the central region!! I look forward to connecting with you.”

–Lisa Gordon, former Central Regional Ambassador


Although I wasn’t at this year's conference, I am honored to be working with Lisa as an Ambassador for the Central Region. I look forward to being active in the TRO community and I am excited to make new and valuable connections with our members!

–Preet Momi, Central Regional Ambassador