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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.


Annual TRO Conference

Join us for the 21st Annual TRO Conference – Vision 2020: The Future of TR! We are pleased to host three half-day sessions on October 14, 21 and 28. The conference will be hosted on our new PheedLoop online conference platform, where you can attend individual sessions, network with other attendees and “hang out” virtually with others during our social activities. 

This year, you don't need to book your sessions in advance – attend any session, anytime. Watch it live during any of our three half-day sessions, or watch the recorded session at your convenience. 

Conference Program at a Glance 
Conference Program and Full Session Descriptions



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

About PCC Transcripts:

PCC transcripts provide proof of your participation in continuing education for registration purposes (initial application or maintenance). For example, if you attend the TRO Conference or other TRO-sponsored education opportunity, you must register for the event, sign-in for the session, and purchase the PCC transcript. PCC transcripts can be purchased through the TRO website, either before the event or up until midnight of the final day of the education event.

Keep your PCC transcripts in a safe, secure location. If you require a duplicate transcript, contact Stacey Sestric. Note that a replacement fee of $8.00 per transcript + hst will apply. 


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.




Webinar Recordings

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


Educational Opportunities

Connecting in COVID: Rethink and reprogram leisure in senior living

November 3, 1 to 2 pm EST

Walk with Me has partnered with the Eden Alternative to host a livestream event. Learn from Dr. Al Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, to understand how culture change and infection control in senior living benefit each other.  Heather Rozak, Recreation Therapist with CapitalCare, will share how they turned their recreation programming upside down and how it changed everything for residents during COVID-19. Registration and more info can be found here

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.


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 page 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 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 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.