Volunteer Leadership Award

Award Description

TRO has been very fortunate to have many hardworking, dedicated and passionate volunteers who give numerous hours of service every year to the organization. They take on projects big and small that help us live our vision and mission. This award acknowledges those individuals (or group) that have taken on leadership roles on behalf of TRO.


This award was created in 2015 to recognize dedicated TRO volunteers who have through their leadership roles contributed to the vision and mission of the organization.

Nomination Criteria

A nominee must…

  1. have donated time in services to TRO through committee work, etc.
  2. not be a member of the Board of Directors
Selection Process

The Awards Sub-Committee consists of a minimum of three volunteers including: at least one representative from the Professional Development Committee and up to six TRO members (TRO’s Communications Coordinator is an ex-officio member).

It is responsible for reviewing TRO award nominations and will forward recommendations for approval to the TRO Board of Directors. The selection committee will identify if there is a conflict of interest with any of the award categories, any persons with a conflict of interest will not be part of the discussion and decision-making process for that award.

Previous Winners
  • 2023: Stacy Jowett
  • 2022: Sue Verrilli
  • 2021: Christine Wilkinson
  • 2020: Vicki Di Giovanni
  • 2019: Andrea Laforge
  • 2018: Nancy de Vera
  • 2017: Rebecca Thompson
  • 2016: Katherine Lee
  • 2015: Gabrielle Magowan

The Winner Receives

  1. One complimentary membership renewal
  2. Professional contribution points for initial Registration (R/TRO) application (awarded = 2, nominated = 2, to a maximum total of 4 points)
  3. Recognition at the Annual TRO Conference Awards Ceremony
  4. Recognition on the TRO website, newsletter, and social media

Nominations closed on February 29, 2024


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

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