TRPR Journal

The Therapeutic Recreation: Practice and Research (TRPR) – Journal of TRO is a platform for both practitioners and researchers to discuss Therapeutic Recreation 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.

TRO Journal – list of all articles of the TRO Research Annual and Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Research Journal.

​Journal of TRO 2023

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Objectives of the TRPR

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, and 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 Jaylyn Leighton, former Editor in Cheif,  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 Hannah Mueller.

TRPR Writing Webinar

The TRPR team has created a great webinar series to help with the writing process! Check it out here. Don’t have time? Check out their workbook that you can follow along with your paper. Download it here.

Calls for Papers

Call for Professional Practice Papers: 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 practitioners.

Call for Research Papers: 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.

See the following resources for submitting your paper:

The deadline for submissions was May 1, 2023. For questions, please contact Jaylyn Leighton.

New Online Review System – Scholastica

We are excited to share that we have moved our revision process to an online system via Scholastica. We would like to invite authors who are planning on submitting a manuscript to do so via the Scholastica platform.

To submit your manuscript, you must create an author’s account. You can find the instructions below. Additional resources can be found in Scholastica’s Author’s Guide. This guide offers concise instructions and detailed video walk-throughs for authors’ most common uses of Scholastica.

  1. To create your account, click here.
    • Fill out the entire form and click “signup”.
    • Follow the confirmation prompts.
  2. If you already have an account, simply login.
  3. To submit a manuscript, click “submit a manuscript” from the dashboard of your account.

New to writing? The following resources are designed to demystify the process.