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.

Please note that the TRPR: Journal of TRO is currently on hold (as of Fall 2023). However, you may still access some previous volumes as part of your membership via the Members Area of the TRO website.

Objectives of the TRPR

In TR practice, research, and education, the TRPR Journal’s goal was to 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.


TRO would like to formally acknowledge and thank all the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to the TRPR journal over the years. 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.

Thank you to all the advisors, editors, co-editors, and volunteers over the years: Adrienne Gilbert, Sherry Dupuis, Susan Arai, Leeann Ferries, Carrie Briscoe, Dr. Kimberly Lopez, Shannon Hebblethwaite, Shannon Knutson, Colleen Whyte, Julian Macnaughton, Ashley Flanigan, Kim Lyons, Hannah Mueller, Sabrina Teles, Akua Kwarko-Fosu, Jasmine Nijjar, Alexine Serota, Dr. Jaylyn Leighton and Crystal-Jade Cargill. DEIB Committee Volunteers (Special issue – 2023): Yvonne Ng-Gerritsen, Debbie-ann Fender, Chelsea Lazar, Bethesda Galindez, Mary Afable, Jelena Vicentic, and Rhiannon Buffet.

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

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