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 situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

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

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