TRO Awards

Select an award below for more information.

Please note that nominations closed on February 29, 2024

Student Award of Excellence

Formerly the Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence.

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of students within and outside of their academic programs. In celebrating the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of students, we highlight the vast array of experiences and knowledge that these future professionals bring to our field.

Outstanding TR Practitioner Award

Formerly the Brian Bennison Practitioner Award.

The Outstanding TR Practitioner Award recipient is a TR practitioner, working in direct client service capacity, who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the field of Therapeutic Recreation through their work, advocacy and/or community involvement. The award is presented to a practitioner who has demonstrated excellence in relation to the Core Values, Standards of Practice and Scope of Practice

Innovation in TR Award

This award was created to honour and recognize those individuals in TR who continue to elevate the practice of therapeutic recreation through innovation in research and practice. They have created new programs or documents that everyday practitioners are able to use in daily practice through their evidence based research. This award acknowledges that because of their contribution to TR the profession has been positively impacted.

Organization Award

This award was created to honour the ​sole proprietor/education institution/organization who shows outstanding support to the TR profession. This sole proprietor/education institution/organization assists in contributing to TR and elevating the field by supporting innovative programming, education, TR Awareness Month, etc. The TRO Organization Award highlights an outstanding sole proprietor/education institution/organization who continues to support the growing profession of Therapeutic Recreation.

Student Mentorship Award

This award is given to an educator, instructor, professor or direct internship/practicum/placement supervisor who has been influential to a student in TR. The successful recipient will be someone who has helped guide a future practitioner in the field of TR through assistance with educational instruction, field placement, etc. Mentoring students is a very important part of building the future of this profession.

Volunteer Leadership Award

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.

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

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