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Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Courses

Please contact individual schools from the ones listed on the Post-Secondary TR Programs page to find the right fit for you. Be sure to consult with the Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) Application package for the formal education requirements.

Educational Opportunities

Teepa Snow

The Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frotenac, Lennox & Addington, and TRO-ER are bringing Teepa Snow to Kingston on October 30th at the Discovery Centre.

Topics Covered:

  • Does the Enrivonment Affect Abilities & Behaviours
  • Working with Young Onset Dementias: The Unique Challenges

Regular registration = $100, Students/Caregivers = $60

To register, email reception@alking.com or call 613-544-3078 ext. 201


Eating disorders, CBT & DBT workshop

The Simcoe Muskoka Therapeutic Recreation Association, in collaboration with WaterStone Foundation and Dr. Anita Federici, is hosting an eating disorders, CBT and DBT workshop on Nov 2nd at the Painswick Branch of the Barrie Public Library.

For more information, please see the flyer below, or contact Colleen Stoneman, R/TRO, interim president, SMTRA, at simcoemuskokatra@gmail.com.







Annual TRO Conference:

Each year this is a TRO Sponsored event many TR practitioners in the province look forward to in order 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.


Recorded Sessions: 

Didn’t get to conference? Miss a session or want to see it again? Looking to earn more PCCs? To support our members in their professional development, TRO has recorded several conference sessions. Thank you to all of the presenters and delegates from these sessions for your cooperation! 

CLICK HERE for Conference Recording Details


2018-2019 Webinar Series 

TRO Webinar Series 2018-2019

TRO is pleased to announce our 2018-19 Webinar series! Registration as well as the option to purchase PCCs (either for the full series or individual sessions) will be open the week of September 24, 2018 for our first webinar entitled Building a Strengths-Based Team on Purpose, which will take place October 16, 11 am to 12 pm, and will be presented by Nicole Bergman.

Presenter Joseanne Spiteri will lead a webinar entitled Breathe: Heal from the Inside Out on November 22, from 11 am to 12 pm.

Details on these and other webinars in this series will be available soon!

Webinar Recordings

2017-2018 Webinar Series

Session #1 Active tool for rehabilitation

Session #2 A comparison and contrast of the Registration designation and the CTRS credential

Session #3 It takes the  lonliness  away!: An innovative program for social isolation

Session #4 Utilization of the Leisure Well-Being Model into the Circle of Practice

Session #5 Evaluating and Implementing Meaningful TR Programs through Calendar Evaluation

2016-2017 Webinar Series

Session #1 Chair Yoga in your 70s, 80s and beyond

Session #2. Registration designation: applying with TRO

Session #3: Conceptions of Suffering & Supporting Persons through Life Review

Session #4: The Journey to TR Publication...the good, the bad and the ugly

Session #5: Therapeutic Recreation & A Strengths-Based Approach

Members click HERE to access all of the webinar recordings & post-tests for free!  

Purchase All 5 of the 2017-18 Recorded TRO Webinars ($75 +hst). Non-Members are welcome to purchase a single webinar for $25 (incl. HST). Please contact our Communications Coordinator for details.

Click on the link below to purchase your PCC Transcript for your initial Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) or Maintenance application. If you would like a letter of participation for your CTRS renewal, contact Amanda at communications@trontario.org and be sure to follow the instructions outlined above.

Purchase PCC Transcript for 2017-18 Recorded Webinars

Purchase PCC Transcript for 2016-17 Recorded Webinars

Upcoming Events Webpage:

Continuous learning is essential in order to grow as a professional and to stay up-to-date with current research and trends related to the practice of Therapeutic Recreation. TRO members, be sure to login and view our "Upcoming Events" webpage for a list of various educational opportunities. Collecting Professional Contribution Credits (PCCs) for your R/TRO Application or Maintenance package? Any session listed as a "TRO Sponsored Event" on our Upcoming Events page has been pre-approved for PCCs. See below for more details about TRO Sponsored Events. Do you know about an upcoming event that may be of interest to TRO Members? Please let us know by Submitting an Event!  

PCC Application to Become a TRO Sponsored Event:

If you are organizing an educational opportunity, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario is now offering PCC points for members who attend educational opportunities made available by/to regional groups or facilities. Attendees will be awarded 1 PCC point for every 1 hour of education sessions they attend. Only attendees who purchase PCC points will be able to submit the education session along with PCC transcript for points in their Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) application / maintenance packages. The organizing individual/group must complete the PCC application form and send along with an abstract/brochure (click link above to learn more).

TRO Sponsored Events

Collecting Professional Contribution Credits (PCCs) for your Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) Application or Maintenance package? Any session listed as a "TRO Sponsored Event" on our Upcoming Events page has been pre-approved for PCCs. Please note: in order to receive your PCC Transcript, you will need to purchase PCCs for the event you are attending and follow the PCC procedures as outlined for the event. 

TRO members have indicated that they want more TRO sponsored educational opportunities in addition to our Annual TRO Conference. One of the ways TRO is addressing this request is by sharing details below for the following PCC-approved opportunities.