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.

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

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