Membership Types

Membership Type





  • Currently practicing, supervising, educating, or on leave from the field of TR for a maximum of 3 years

  • OR a recent graduate from Therapeutic Recreation program (eligible for 1 year after convocation date), and

  • Does not hold the TRO designation.




  • Individuals who are interested in furthering the objectives of TRO and the TR profession, but are ineligible for an R/TRO Designation, Professional membership, or Student membership.




  • Individuals who are pursuing a degree or diploma in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation & Leisure Studies on a full-time basis.

  • NOTE: Students who attend a school that has an EIP with TRO receive a FREE student membership. Make sure to apply your schools’ code at checkout.

Education Institution Partnership (EIP)



  • Recognized post-secondary education institution offering courses in Therapeutic Recreation

  • Includes free student memberships for all enrolled full-time students plus one faculty TRO membership.

R/TRO Designation

Once you are a Student member or Professional member of TRO, you may submit your application to receive your R/TRO Designation
For more information and to submit your application, click here.

Membership Benefits

Please note that all TRO members have access to the same benefits, with the exception of Student members not having voting rights.


A strong voice to advocate for Therapeutic Recreation to government, healthcare, and the general public

Advocacy tools including brochures, an elevator statement and promotional items

Professional documents including standards of practice, code of ethics, essential competency framework, role descriptions

Professional Development

Continuing education opportunities (annual TRO conference, webinars, workshops, events)

Free download of the TRPR Journal

Registration Designation for members to demonstrate a level of excellence in TR

Career resources including job postings, TRO member directory, networking opportunities, job interview preparation, and liability insurance


Discounted rates on TRO merchandise, Goodlife Fitness, Perkopolis, and CAA

Current news in the field of TR included in TRO’s e-TRO newsletter, blog, social media and upcoming events webpage

Opportunity to connect with education institutions

Volunteer opportunities

Established in 1999, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) is the only professional association that represents Therapeutic Recreation practitioners in the province.

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