Organization Award

Award Description

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.


This award was created in 2015 to highlight ​sole proprietors/education institutions/organizations who contribute to TR by supporting the profession.

Nomination Criteria

A nominee must…

  1. be employed in a leadership position in TR (e.g. Supervisor, Leader, Manager, Director, President)

Examples of outstanding support of the TR profession include; actively hiring TR trained staff, promoting the development of staff, supporting staff to be a part of TRO, organization attending TRO Conference, or organization participating in TR Month.



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: Jess Jones Recreation Therapy Inc.
  • 2022: St. Joseph’s Healthcare – Forensic Psychiatry Program
  • 2020: BSO Provincial Coordination Office –  North Bay Regional Health Centre
  • 2019: St. Joseph’s London – Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care
  • 2018: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Recreation Therapy Team
  • 2017: Niagara College
  • 2016: Sienna Senior Living
  • 2015: Dr. Mary Ann Mountain

The Winner Receives

  1. One complimentary package of conference session recordings
  2. A copy of the latest volume of the TRPR Journal of TRO
  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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