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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.


TRO Events

TRO Golf Tournament

Sept. 22, 2019, Doon Valley Golf Course, Kitchener

We are pleased to be hosting our very first golf tournament! Join us on Sunday, September 22 at Doon Valley Golf Course for a great day of recreation and socializing with your peers! There will also be an Adaptive Golf education session beforehand (approved for 1 PCC point). For the tournament, we will be doing a shotgun start and best ball, so players of all abilities are welcome to join the fun. Join us afterward for a gourmet dinner and the opportunity to win some amazing prizes! This event is open to both TRO members and non-members. 

This event is open to both TRO members and non-members. 
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please message Lindsey Oretan at risk-audit@trontario.org.

Please click here to register and purchase your PCC transcript for this event. 

Click here to ONLY purchase the PCC transcript for the Golf Fore Life Adaptive Golf education session. 


Educational Opportunities

Enhance Your TR Practice Through the Power of the Herd

Sept. 20 and Oct. 4

Following the successful completion of their first workshop in May, the organizers of this event are now offering additional opportunities at two separate locations:

  • Friday, September 20 at Oz Farm (same location as the first workshop) – Download the flyer
  • Friday, October 4 at The Mane Intent, 2410 Cameron Line, Indian River, Ontario  K0L 2B0  – Download the flyer

Designed for Recreation Therapists, this equine facilitated learning workshop will enhance your practice through experiential learning. These workshops will be facilitated by Anna-Marie Duffy and Tori Poe, who are both advanced FEEL practitioners, Jennifer Garland (for October 4) and Kathryn Giffen of Oz Farms.

For registration/inquiries: contact Anna-Marie Duffy by email or at 519-670-6949.

PCC Transcript: These workshops have each been approved for up to 7 PCC points. Click here to purchase the PCC transcript for these workshops (you will be asked to indicate if you are attending the September or October event). If you are a CTRS, you may request a letter of participation to use toward your renewal.

International Symposium on Inclusive Leisure Experiences

Oct. 22-23, Trois-Rivières, PQ

With the shift to a strengths-based approach centred on inclusion in leisure, this inaugural conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in inclusive leisure for persons with disabilities.

For more information, please click this link


Annual TRO Conference

June 24 – 26, 2020
Alliston, ON

TR practitioners across province look forward to attending the Annual TRO Conference, where they can learn about new and innovative 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 Conference Sessions: 

Didn’t get to conference? 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 206, 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 2019-2020 Webinar Series

Planning is now underway for the TRO 2019-2020 Webinar series. We are once again hoping to provide five more sensational TRO Sponsored webinars. Stay tuned for updates on our newest sessions.


Webinar Recordings

2018-2019 Webinar Series

TRO Webinar Series 2018-2019

Click here to purchase PCCs for the 2018-19 Webinar Series. 

Building a Strengths-Based Team on Purpose

October 16, 2018

Click here to access the recording, slides and post-test for this webinar.

Presenter: Nicole Bergman, Engaged Lifestyle Solutions, Inc.

Breathe: Heal Yourself from the Inside Out

November 22, 2018

Click here to access the recording, slides and post-test for this webinar.

PLEASE NOTE: This session was presented at the 2018 TRO Conference. If you have collected a PCC from this session you will not be eligible for a PCC from viewing this webinar and post-test.

Presenter: Joseanne Spiteri, R/TRO, Owner/Founder, Spiteri Recreation Therapy Services

Katie DuTempleErin LeDrewWriting the Blues

January 15, 2019

Click here to access the recording, slides and post-test for this webinar.

Presenters: Erin LeDrew, R/TRO, and Katie DuTemple

Using Online Tools Effectively for Program Evaluation and Research

February 28, 2019

Click here to access the recording, slides and post-test for this webinar.

Presenters: Tiina Liinamaa and Stacy Jowett, R/TRO

Providing Adaptations in Programming for Individuals with Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety

May 17, 2019

Presenter: Sheelah Rodriguez, Therapeutic Recreation graduate and certified yoga teacher

Click here to access the recording, slides and post-test for this webinar.


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 loneliness 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 for PCC-approved opportunities.