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2023 International Women’s Day

This International Woman’s Day we bring awareness to the tireless fight to end discrimination, dismantle bias and trek towards inclusion ...

Mental Health Month 2022

May is Mental Health Month. TRO acknowledges the importance of the optimal mental health and well-being of our Therapeutic Recreation ...

International Women’s Day 2022

TRO wants to celebrate and acknowledge Women’s History Month and International Women’s day by highlighting just a handful of our wonderful members. We ...

Farewell Theresa

I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston was the number one song on July 6, 1987. This was also the ...

President’s Message October 2021

Hello TRO Members and Happy Fall! As this new season is upon us, I am very thankful. I am thankful ...

Completing an internship in a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we approach care, interactions with others, and recreation and leisure in general. I ...

President’s Message April 2021

Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping and the flowers are bursting. It is a time of hope and new ...

President’s Message 2020

Happy New Year! As we start a new year, and a new decade, my wish for you is health, happiness ...

President’s Message 2019

Hello! Welcome back after a beautiful summer across the province. I hope everyone had some time off and used it ...

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

Top 10 Reasons To Get Involved With TRO While You Are A Student 10. Looks great on a resume 9 ...

Capitalize on Your TR Education

In choosing to study Therapeutic Recreation (TR), you have made an important decision about your future! You are investing time ...

Stand-Out Placement/Internship

Many students are hired by an agency where they do a placement or internship. As a student, you want to ...

Preparing for TR Job Interviews

You have worked hard attending class, completing assignments and writing exams, but your work is not done. Now you need ...

The use of creative writing with individuals experiencing substance use

There have been multiple studies exploring the use of creative writing interventions as a recreational tool for adolescents and adults ...

Let’s celebrate Seniors’ Month!

June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario. The theme for this year’s celebration is Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors. The intention ...

A Bold New Vision for Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

On behalf of the Board of Directors of TRO, I wanted to share with you an exciting announcement from TRO ...

With a little help from my friends: a lesson in interprofessional advocacy

I come from an administrative and human resource background, and as a late thirty-something with two kids, a husband and ...

President’s Message 2019

The TRO Board of Directors has not let the winter blues get them down. They have demonstrated a commitment to ...

10 ways to add laughter and happiness to your facility

As someone who was raised on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, it was only natural that I would eventually become certified as ...

A Very Responsive Turnout for Education Day 2019

Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making the latest TRO Education Day in Woodbridge such a success ...

Five reasons why students should run TR Awareness Month events

1. Advocacy! Students are the future of this profession, so when you advocate for recreation therapy you are helping to ...

TR and Behaviours, Sudbury

Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making the latest TRO Education Day in Sudbury such a great ...

Top 5 Reasons to RENEW your TRO Student Membership

1. Transition Discount Now is an important time to renew your TRO membership, as students are offered a discount of ...

Expressive Arts Intervention: Wooden Signs

On Wednesday February 7, 2018, my classmates and I embarked a four-hour bus ride to YMCA Camp Geneva Park in ...

The Value of Advocacy Pays Off!

In the past year, TRO has been involved in many meetings and presentations related to advocating on behalf of our ...

New technologies in TR: How virtual reality is being introduced in the field

Technology is forever changing and progressing – at a rate that many of us struggle to keep up with. Love ...

The Cure is in the Kindness

Each year I find that by the time March rolls around people are in a slump, myself included. We’ve been ...

Top 5 reasons to attend the 2018 TRO Conference

You are invited to join us in Ottawa May 30 through June 1, 2018 where you will grow your profession and ...

Advocating for TR in the Schools: Highlights of a Member’s Journey

I would like to share some highlights from the year long journey towards bringing Therapeutic Recreation (TR) as a profession ...

R/TRO & R/TRO DIP and CTRS: How similar are they?

Are you wondering what the difference is between TRO’s designations (R/TRO and R/TRO DIP) and the CTRS© credential offered through ...

TRO Conference Experiences

At this year’s, TRO conference in London Ontario I was fortunate enough to be receiving the Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of ...

A first-timer’s perspective on the Annual TRO Conference

Though I’m a newcomer to Recreation Therapy, I’ve attended a number of conferences and networking events in years past. These ...

Mohawk College hosts “A Framework of Gentle Teaching”

Of all days to bring on the snow storm of the year, I thought for sure I was going to ...

Becoming a TRO Board of Director

With the TRO Board elections approaching, it's a great time to re-post the "Becoming a TRO Board of Director" blog article ...

Website Update

Due to unexpected service provider interruption. We are launching a new website recognizing that some content is missing. We are ...

Members Present to HNHB LHIN

On December 19, 2016 a presentation outlining the value of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) in the community took place with representatives ...

The History of Therapeutic Recreation in Ontario

The History of Therapeutic Recreation in Ontario Narrative History compiled by Adrienne Gilbert 2006/2007 TRO President History Timeline document In ...

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

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