The History of Therapeutic Recreation in Ontario

The History of Therapeutic Recreation in Ontario Narrative History compiled by Adrienne Gilbert 2006/2007 TRO President History Timeline document In preparation for the first poster session at the annual TRO conference, 2006, I was asked to share a visual summary of...

Members Present to HNHB LHIN

On December 19, 2016 a presentation outlining the value of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) in the community took place with representatives from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). This presentation followed the request in...

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Mohawk College hosts “A Framework of Gentle Teaching”

Of all days to bring on the snow storm of the year, I thought for sure I was going to be sending regrets to our students and community partners.  Call it divine intervention or just good timing, but we were still a go and Dr. McCrovitz’ plane had landed at Pearson...

A first-timer’s perspective on the Annual TRO Conference

Though I’m a newcomer to Recreation Therapy, I’ve attended a number of conferences and networking events in years past. These were mostly business and marketing related (as my work before healthcare was in communications) and they were all very informative. However, I...

TRO Conference Experiences

At this year’s, TRO conference in London Ontario I was fortunate enough to be receiving the Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence. Being a student this was my first TRO conference experience, I had no idea what to expect. I arrived at the Four Points London on...

R/TRO & R/TRO DIP and CTRS: How similar are they?

Are you wondering what the difference is between TRO’s designations (R/TRO and R/TRO DIP) and the CTRS© credential offered through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)?  If you answer “Yes”, you are likely not alone! Let us explore...

Top 5 reasons to attend the 2018 TRO Conference

You are invited to join us in Ottawa May 30 through June 1, 2018 where you will grow your profession and your practice and at the same time, re-energize your personal and professional self without ever having to leave the grounds of the beautiful, “Brookstreet Hotel...

The Cure is in the Kindness

Each year I find that by the time March rolls around people are in a slump, myself included. We’ve been trudging through winter for four months and the excitement of that first snowfall has long worn off. December has Christmas, January has that buzz of New Year...

The Value of Advocacy Pays Off!

In the past year, TRO has been involved in many meetings and presentations related to advocating on behalf of our profession. The question is, does it promote change? I think in terms of Behavioural Support Ontario (BSO), we have made a difference. In the past 6...

Expressive Arts Intervention: Wooden Signs

On Wednesday February 7, 2018, my classmates and I embarked a four-hour bus ride to YMCA Camp Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario. As students of the Recreation Therapy Intensive program at Mohawk College, a mandatory component of the program is a three-day, two-night...

Top 5 Reasons to RENEW your TRO Student Membership

1. Transition Discount Now is an important time to renew your TRO membership, as students are offered a discount of 50% when theytransition from a student membership, – to a professional membership. 2. Careers/Job Postings A membership with TRO allows you access...

TR and Behaviours, Sudbury

Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making the latest TRO Education Day in Sudbury such a great event. Special guest France Gélinas (pictured, right), MPP for Nickel Belt and NDP Health Critic, welcomed more than 40 TR professionals to the TR and...

Established in 1999, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) is the only professional association that represents Therapeutic Recreation practitioners in the province.

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