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2016 Session Participants

Many TR practitioners, educators and students in the province look forward to the Annual TRO Conference to learn new innovate program ideas, stay current on the latest TR trends and research, earn Professional Contribution Credits (PCCs) and connect with other TR professionals during the social networking opportunities.

Group Session with BallTRO Conference Delegates at Social Event




2018 TRO Conference

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario is pleased to announce our 19th Annual Conference at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Hotel Reservations

Please click on the following link to book your hotel room at the special conference rate: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49430256

Program Laughter Yoga Certification

From May 30 through June 1, 2018 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 and Conference Centre”.

Click below to download all of the conference details including a new twist to this year’s conference -a new certification stream will be offered to become a “Certified Laughter Yoga Leader”!   

Conference highlights include:

  • Presentations that feature a variety of popular topics and current issues in our field
  • Keynote speakers that will challenge you to assess your personal and professional growth
    • Valerie Spironello- will explore compassion fatigue and explain the “cost of caring”
    • Todd Nicholson- as an icon in the competitive sports world for persons with disabilities and Chef de Mission of the Canadian team for the 2018 Winter Paralympic games, Todd will share his passion and his journey.
  • The interactive AGM on Wednesday afternoon
  • An opportunity to reunite with colleagues across the province and recognize and celebrate achievements at the Wednesday  Dinner and Awards Event  (included in your conference fees)
  • Valuable information relevant to TR shared in Poster Presentations
  • Amazing products and services showcased through the Tradeshow and Silent Auction
  • A variety of “Re-energize” sessions, all on site and complimentary for easy access
  • Two Evening Socials will “invigorate your senses” and touch all 5 domains of a healthy you.

Conference Guide

Click HERE to Download the Full Conference Brochure

*Please note that PCC approval is pending. Once approval is achieved the Brochure will be updated and reposted on the TRO website. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Conference registration is now open! Be sure to register by April 8 to receive the Early Bird discount.

Click HERE to Register for the Conference

Travel Discounts

Thinking of traveling to Ottawa using VIA RAIL, Porter, or Air Canada? Click HERE for discount details!

AIR CANADA     porter   VIA Rail Canada


Call for Volunteers Contact Erin Langiano: erin.langiano@theroyal.ca or Kathy Sager: Kathy.Sager@theroyal.ca

Call for Volunteers

Volunteering at the conference is a great way to get involved, add a new dynamic to your conference experience and earn a point towards getting or maintaining your Registration designation (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP)! If you want to volunteer or have any questions about volunteering please contact the 2018 TRO Conference Volunteer Co-Chairs:
Erin Langiano & Kathy Sager


Exhibitors and Sponsors ~Come join us in Ottawa!

The 2018 TRO Conference is an outstanding educational event that provides exhibitors and sponsors with access to over 275 delegates from a variety of educational, health care, rehabilitation, mental health, long term care and community-based areas of practice. You are invited to prominently position your organization in front of this captive audience to promote your products or services by becoming a sponsor and/or by exhibiting in the Tradeshow. The Tradeshow has sold out each of the last two years. To avoid disappointment, register early:
Book your Sponsorship or Tradeshow Table
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