New certification gives graduates competitive edge​

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After an extensive curriculum review, graduates from the Therapeutic Recreation program at St. Lawrence College (SLC) are now able to apply for the registration designation with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO). The curriculum offered by SLC provides the education and practical experience required by TRO for registration. 


“Receiving this certification puts our graduates ahead in terms of employability,” said Louise ChattertonLuchuk, Associate Dean, School of Community Services at SLC. “The registration designation demonstrates excellence in the field of Therapeutic Recreation, and we are very pleased with this positive outcome.”


“We’re thrilled that SLC has earned this certification,” said Rozalyn Werner-Arcé, Executive Director, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario. “We know that graduates coming into the field are fully equipped and meet the professional requirements to succeed and offer the highest level of care to their clients.”

Offered on the Kingston campus, the Therapeutic Recreation program is a one-year (three semester) graduate certificate program that prepares students with specializedevidence-based training to utilize recreation to maximize independence and promote an optimal leisure lifestyle that contributes to the well-being and quality of life of clients. 


SLC will welcome guests to an event celebrating this achievement on Monday, March 4 at 2 pm in the Innovation Hub. For more information about the event or the designation, please contact: 
Shannon McCallum
613-544-5400, ext. 1864




About TRO

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) was created in 1999 with the goal of uniting and advancing the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) profession, by providing guidance and support for its members. In addition to networking opportunities and educational events, TRO provides resources to help Therapeutic Recreation professionals develop quality services and advocates to advance the profession in order to protect the rights of individuals across diverse delivery settings throughout the province.


St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students and more than 100,000 alumni.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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