Conference

Registration is OPEN

Registration for in-person attendees will close on May 3. Registration for virtual attendees will close on May 31.

Session Selection

Please note that session selection is first-come, first-serve. The capacity for each session has been set based on the size of the venue and the set-up of each particular session. We recommend you register as soon as possible in order to ensure you are able to attend your preferred sessions. There is no waitlist for sessions.

Event Details

When? June 5 & 6, 2024

Where? Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, ON & virtual live-stream

Conference Fees

Virtual Live-Stream
full-conference $199

Early-bird pricing ended April 19, 2024.

In-person ticket sales closed on May 3, 2024.

Full Programs

  • In-Person: Click here to view the Program for in-person conference attendees
  • Virtual Live-Stream: Click here to view the Program for those joining via the virtual live-stream

Please note that the programs are subject to change.

PCCs & CEUs

All conference sessions are approved for PCCs.

All conference sessions are approved for CEUs with the exception of W3.

 

 

Live Streaming

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to watch some of the conference via live-stream for those who are unable to join us in-person.

However, please note that this live-stream option will NOT allow attendees to choose which sessions they would like to attend. The live-stream will be done using 1 camera that will stream sessions taking place in a room at the conference. The streamed sessions have been selected in order to offer education on a variety of topics.

Nottawasaga Inn

TRO’s discounted hotel rate at the Nottawasaga Inn expired on April 21, 2024.

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Optional Add-On Certifications: Informed Art Facilitation Training

TRO is partnering with Informed Art Training to offer an optional certification add-on for our conference attendees! See below for more details.

  • Friday, June 7th @9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Price: $200 (+HST) per person – includes art supplies
  • Registration: click here

Are you wondering how to successfully facilitate art making groups, foster creative self-expression, and encourage moments of insightful sharing? Whether you’re a therapist, PSW, nurse, educator, parent, or art student, you’ve come to the right place! Join Natalie V. Bochenska, artist, Art Therapist, and Registered Psychotherapist, in a day full of creativity and fun.

In this experiential certification program, you will gain the basic skills of art facilitation inspired by core art therapy principles and mindfulness practices. You can expect to engage through hands-on art-making demos, meditative practices, and refreshing discussions in a small group setting.

We will address the meaning of therapeutic boundaries, confidence and imposter syndrome, the ingredients necessary for safe spaces, and how to tap into non-judgmental curiosity.

Whether you devote your work to children, youth, adults, or older adults, the same principles still apply. Get your crayons ready! You will leave the training with an updated approach towards art making, easy to apply techniques and creative projects, and a calm, inspired mind.

Please note there is a limit of 15 attendees for this training.

Optional Add-On Certifications: Virtual DROM Practitioner Certification

TRO is partnering with DROM to offer an optional certification add-on for our conference attendees! See below for more details.

via Zoom on June 7, 8:30-12:30.

The DROM Practitioner Certification is designed to inspire Therapeutic Recreation professionals to deliver a dynamic and powerful practice to your participants. DROM is a unique combination of drumming (the DRUM) and meditation (the OM) to energize, relieve stress, bring clarity and calm – all while having FUN drumming on an exercise ball or tables and chairs.

This hybrid training will include a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Training content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC and has become a TRO Sponsored event for those collecting PCCs for Registration in Ontario (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP).

Cost: $299 | TRO Members Save 15% =$254.14 +tax

TRO Member Discount Code: TRO-JUNE07

Registration has been extended to May 17, 2024: https://www.dromcommunity.com/offers/rSCozpWe/checkout

Can’t make it to the live training? Check out our Online Independent Certification training which you can complete at your own pace. Register by June 6, 2024 using the following coupon code TRO-ONLINE to save 10%: DROM Registration -Independent Online

For more information visit the DROM website or contact Amanda at training@drompractice.com

2023 Conference Recordings

Missed out on last year’s Conference? The 2023 Conference Recordings are available for purchase: $70 +( HST) including a PCC Transcript!

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

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