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Having a membership with TRO does not mean a person is Designated with TRO. Designation means that a person has successfully applied for their designation. (R/TRO).

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 preperation, 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 oportunities

Select an option below to join as a NEW member, RENEW your existing membership, CHANGE your type of membership, or apply for an EIP membership: