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Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Research (TRPR) – Journal of TRO

The TRPR is a platform for both practitioners and researchers to discuss Therapeutic Rrecreation practice and research happening in the TR profession in Ontario and across Canada. Across the country, TR researchers and practitioners in Canada continue to work together to critically reflect on their practices and engage in research to transform the field of TR. Alongside these shifts, TRO continues to work to make research more accessible to practitioners, students, and people with whom we work. The journal's goal is to reach practitioners across Canada and encourage them to become more involved in research in our field. We actively promote, support, and encourage diverse theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and practices. We aspire to be the premiere TR journal in Canada aimed at inspiring innovations in knowledge, thought, and social justice. To accomplish this, we are committed to being a resource that builds capacity, knowledge, and collaboration to inform practice, research, education, and advocacy in TR.


In TR practice, research, and education, the TRPR Journal will:

  • publish high-quality, innovative papers for sharing TR knowledge

  • bridge diverse interests and perspectives across all stakeholders  of TR

  • inspire and embrace creative ways to critically reflect on, advance, and disseminate a multiplicity of TR perspectives

  • stimulate continuous development of TR research to comply with TRO’s Research Standard of Practice

Since its establishment in 2003, the journal of TRO (formally known as the TRO Research Annual) has involved collaboration between TRO and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies department at the University of Waterloo. Editors consisted of Adrienne Gilbert, Sherry Dupuis, Susan Arai, Leeann Ferries and co-editors, Carrie Briscoe and Kimberly Lopez. Previous volumes have also been edited by Shannon Hebblethwaite, a faculty member from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and Colleen Whyte, a faculty member at Brock University. The current Editor of TRPR - Journal of TRO is Jaylyn Layton. 

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2021 (Volume 15) Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission for Volume 15: September 30, 2020 (Please note the Volume will be released in June 2021)

We invite practitioners, students, and researchers to write about issues, experiences, and examples of innovative programs, interventions, or practices in TR service delivery that would be of interest to TR practitioner. To support engagement in the spirit of research, the TRPR Journal of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario invites authors to submit empirical and conceptual research papers with relevance to the field of TR. Research papers are written to communicate information about research studies being conducted and encourages further initiatives in research.

To submit, download the Call for Papers 2021 and submit your manuscript as an attachment by email to Jaylyn Leighton, Editor in Chief.


Download Previous Issues

Download electronic versions of the TRPR – Journal of TRO and the TRO Annual by clicking on the links below. To purchase a hard copy of a journal click here.

TRPR – Journal of TRO, Volume 14 (2020)

TRPR  Journal of TRO, Volume 13 (2018)

TRPR  Journal of TRO, Volume 12 (2017)

TRPR  Journal of TRO: Volume 11 (2016)

TRPR  Journal of TRO: Volume 10 (2015)

TRPR  Journal of TRO: Volume 9 (2014)

TRO Annual: Volume 8 (2011)

TRO Annual: Volume 7 (2009)

TRO Annual: Volume 6 (2008)

TRO Annual: Volume 5 (2007)

TRO Annual: Volume 4 (2006)

TRO Annual: Volume 3 (2005)

TRO Annual: Volume 2 (2004)

TRO Annual: Volume 1 (2003)


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