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.
DROM™ Practitioner Certification Training
New date added!
Live Virtual Training Session:
March 19, 2021 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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. The DROM practice is an adaptable movement drumming and meditation practice designed to provide physical, social, cognitive, emotional and spiritual outcomes for people of all ages and abilities, while providing a safe space in which they can play, try new things and learn new ways of moving, thinking and being present.
Upgrade your professional knowledge and develop new skills to bring this dynamic program to your facility.
This session has been approved for up to 8 professional contribution credit (PCC) points.
Click here to register for the DROM Practitioner Certification Workshop on March 19.
Annual TRO Conference
Join us for three half-day online sessions
June, 2, 9, 16, 2021
With the continuing uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, TRO’s Executive and Conference Committees determined that it would be in the best interests of our members to proceed with another virtual conference for 2021.
TRO’s 22nd Annual Conference, TR: Push Through. Rise Above, will be held over three half-day online sessions on June 2, 9, and 16, 2021.
Registration and program information will be available SOON
Recorded 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
TRO is pleased to announce our 2020-21 Webinar Series! Please visit our TRO Webinar Series page for descriptions and registration information for each of our sessions. (Please ensure you are logged in to the TRO website before registering for your webinar).
Click here to purchase PCCs for the 2020-21 Webinar Series.
Recordings of all previous Webinar Series can be accessed on our TRO Webinar Recordings page.
Other Educational Opportunities
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.