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TRO is pleased to be able to offer TRO members an exciting array of educational opportunities. Click on the links below for more event details and registration information.


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.



Annual TRO Conference

Join us for three half-day online sessions:

June 2 – 8:15 am-12:00 pm
June 9 – 8:30 am-12:00 pm
June 16 – 8:30 am-12:00 pm



Please check out the following links: 

Conference Program at a Glance
Conference Program and Full Session Descriptions

(PCC and CEU approval is in progress)


gardeningRecorded Conference Sessions:

Didn’t get to one of our past conferences? Missed 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. Sessions are now available for purchase from the 2019 TRO Conference, as well as past recordings from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 TRO Conferences. Thank you to all of the presenters and delegates from these sessions for your cooperation! 

CLICK HERE to purchase Conference Recordings


TRO 2020-2021 Webinar Series

Please visit our TRO Webinar Series page for descriptions of each our sesisions. 

Click here to purchase PCCs for the 2020-21 Webinar Series.

All five sessions of the TRO 2020-21 Webinar Series are now available for members to access FREE any time! Visit our TRO Webinar Recordings page to access recordings and presentation materials. Be sure to follow the PCC/CTRS Procedures for Recorded Webinars. 

If you are collecting PCCs for use toward your Registration Designation or maintenance, please click here to purchase PCCs for the 2020-21 Webinar Series.


Webinar Recordings

Recordings of all previous Webinar Series can be accessed on our TRO Webinar Recordings page.


Other Educational Opportunities

EAPO Webinar Series: Cultural Perspectives and Elder Abuse
April 28, 1 pm (via Zoom)

This first session in EAPO’s new webinar series explores the complexities of elder abuse issues, their impacts and barriers to prevention within diverse communities (including SE Asian, European and South American in future sessions).
Click here to register. 

Creative Aging Books & Ideas
April 29, 2 pm (via Zoom)

This is a new monthly event presented in part by Art Your Service. Join host Jen Tindall in conversation with Moira Welsh, author of Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches To Long-Term Care.
Register here for this event. 


Support group for healthcare workers, Thursday evenings until May 11

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on health-care workers. To help support those who give so much of themselves to others, TRO Member Amanda Brown has launched a new pay-what-you-can online support group for healthcare workers, running Thursdays until May 6. Please contact Amanda to register at amanda@rushassociatestherapy.com

Power of the HERD workshop, June 11     

Join the HERD for an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) workshop designed for Recreation Therapists (RTs).  Enhance your practice by acquiring professional development skills through experiential learning! 7 PCC points available for this one day opportunity:

  • create beneficial shifts with clients and co-workers by learning the impact of presence, non-verbal communication and connection
  • acquire mindfulness techniques to use personally and to share with clients within work environments
  • apply theory to practice by reflecting on your EFL workshop experience through the lens of Experiential Learning Theory, Attention Restoration Theory and the Leisure Ability Model

Friday, June 11, 2021, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm at OZ Farms in Kenilworth, Ontario

PCC Transcript: This workshop has been approved for up to 7 PCC points. Click here to purchase the PCC transcript for this workshop. If you are a CTRS, you may request a letter of participation to use toward your renewal.

Download the flyer for more information. Registration/Inquiries: please contact Anna-Marie Duffy.

International Conference on Ageing & Spirituality, June 2021 (online)            

The conference theme, Vital Connections: Claiming voice and learning to listen, invites conversation about communication, communion and community in the context of aging and spirituality, issues that are increasing in importance in these pandemic times. Visit the conference website to learn more about the theme and plenary speakers. Registration ($65 CAD) is now open.

Music Care webinars

(held second Wednesday of the month until June 2021)

Learn from experts in diverse music care fields in this monthly series. Each season of the Music Care Webinar Series is curated to bring you an eclectic range of current topics and engaging speakers. From mental health to dementia care, neurological music therapy to end-of-life care, these hour-long sessions cover a broad bandwidth of music’s influence. Click here to view topics and registration info.


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 download and 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 this or other pages on our website 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 for PCC-approved opportunities.