Upcoming events

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

    Join us for the 1st Recreation Professionals of Ontario Convention at the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

    This packed Convention will begin on Wednesday with an Early Bird certificate session about Positive Approach To Care followed by an engaging Early Bird speaker to attend. Wednesday evening you can join us for a fun night at Woodbine Racetrack & Casino.

    Back by popular demand is our Exhibitors Hall. It will be at open 8 am – 5 pm on Thursday and Friday 8 am - 12 noon. Be sure to make this a priority stop as they will have many items of interest on display to view and/or purchase and participating in fun scavenger hunt could win you a large prize at the end of the convention.

    The Networking Breakfast on the Thursday morning will be a great opportunity to make those important connections within your region and all around the province. The day will continue with fantastic education sessions and if you are an RPO member be sure to join your RPO Board for the Annual General Meeting during Thursday lunch. Your input can make this organization even better! 

    After a busy Thursday, come out for a great night of celebration, meet new people and connect with old friends at the Banquet & Awards Ceremony. 

    As Convention wraps up on Friday, you still have many opportunities to network, meet exhibitors and win some amazing prizes.

    If you're a Student, wishing to register for Convention please contact our Convention Chair, Michelle Proulx directly at convention@rpontario.com 

    Download the Convention Booklet Click Here

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Toronto, Ontario

    Recreation Professionals of Ontario (RPO), formerly known as Activity Professionals of Ontario,  is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Convention to be held in Toronto, Ontario October 17th -October 19th, 2018.  


    The theme for our 1st Annual Convention is: New Beginnings


    We would like to invite leisure recreation providers from all healthcare settings, students, educators and allied health professionals to join us by submitting proposal presentations as they relate to RPO’s standards of practice.


    Topics include but are not limited to:  recreation assessments, documentation, development and implementation of recreation programs, evaluation and quality improvement, professional development, innovative programs, as well as legal responsibilities and legislative acts as they are applied in different healthcare settings.


    Speakers interested to submit a proposal must do so by mail to Maria Menounos, Education Chair at:


    Trinity Village Care Centre

    Attn: Maria Menounos

    2727 Kingsway Drive

    Kitchener, ON, N2C 1A7


    or by email at: education@activitypro.ca


    Deadline for submissions is Thursday February 15, 2018.


    For more information and to print a Call for Presentations form please visit RPO's website: www.rpontario.com



    Recreation Professionals of Ontario (RPO) is a professional organization for leisure recreation providers in healthcare settings.


    Educate ~ Engage ~ Evolve






Past events

11 Jul 2018 Webinar: "Integrating FALLS PREVENTION Into Practice" Presented by Paul Hyman
25 Jun 2018 2nd Webinar Added: Become a Registered Recreation Professional with RPO
25 Jun 2018 Webinar: NEW: Become a Registered Recreation Professional (RRP) with RPO
26 Apr 2018 Webinar: "Dealing with Sexual Expression: Practical Tips for Recreation Professionals"
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: “Making Moments Matter: Music at the End of Life" Presented by Sarah Pearson
20 Feb 2018 Webinar: “Science for Seniors" Presented by Gloria Hoffner
06 Dec 2017 Webinar: “It takes the loneliness away!”: Residents helping residents reduce social isolation
16 Nov 2017 Webinar: “Strategies for Understanding and Working with Sexual Expression in Care Settings”
18 Oct 2017 33rd Annual APO Convention "Charting A New Course"
23 Aug 2017 Webinar: "Art as Therapy"
27 Jul 2017 Webinar: "Meaningful Leisure and Cognitive Stimulation: Reading Activities for persons living with Alzheimer's or Dementia"
29 Jun 2017 Webinar: "HeartBeats Club – Lifting seniors’ spirits with cardio chair exercise and invigorating, upbeat music" Presented by Tammy Hand
17 May 2017 Webinar "Exploring the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being" Presented by Kathleen Burnette
26 Apr 2017 Webinar "Interpreting personal expressions, actions, and reactions" Presented by: Lisa Loiselle
23 Mar 2017 Webinar "The Brain Health Lifestyle" Presented by: Nicole Scheidl
19 Oct 2016 32nd Annual APO Convention "Building A Better Tomorrow... TODAY!"
31 Aug 2016 Webinar "Essential Oils 101: What Are Essential Oils?" Presented by: Eli Gilbert
30 Mar 2016 Webinar "Empowering Your Community Within" Presented By: Sarah Labelle
25 Feb 2016 Webinar "Recreationists: It Is Time To Prove Your Worth" Presented by Ron Martyn
21 Oct 2015 31st Annual APO Convention "Everything Old Is New Again"


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