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TRO & the Media

TRO welcomes media inquiries about issues related to Therapeutic Recreation, our members and the people to whom we offer service. For media inquiries, please contact Rozalyn Werner-Arcé, Executive Director at ed@trontario.org or call 289-626-8761 x. 1

January 26, 2018

CBC Marketplace - with David Common

A Marketplace hidden camera investigation reveals nursing home abuse and violence. The report first aired  Jan 26, 2018

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario Calls for Protected Recreation Funding and Meaningful Programs to Help Reduce Abuse Incidents in LTC

In response to the CBC Marketplace “Crying Out for Care”, an investigation into abuse in Ontario’s Long-Term Care homes, TRO has written an in-depth letter to the Hon. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care detailing the role and the research of therapeutic recreation in long-term care. TRO also included a Call for Action which included:

  • Establish a life enrichment protected envelope of funding that would support TR in LTC settings
  • Increase Therapeutic Recreation (TR) programs delivered by qualified practitioners
  • Increase the ratio of TR practitioners to residents in Ontario’s Long-Term Care homes
  • Establish hiring standards which include consistent education requirements, job titles and adequate compensation for TRs.

Click here to read the letter.