Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
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The recreation therapist conducts an intensive needs assessment to determine the capacities of the population being served and the appropriate personalized interventions based on current best practices. To ensure appropriate service to individuals, the therapist must begin the process by developing a meaningful relationship with the individual receiving services and working together with them to determine how to go forward.
An assessment must look at the individual within the context of their family, environment, culture, friends, disability/illness. Then realistic goals must be set that can be achieved through engagement in recreation interventions and programs. The recreation therapist relies on various facilitation techniques to engage the individual in a variety of opportunities designed to foster a meaningful leisure lifestyle. Wherever possible, the individual receiving services should be involved in evaluating the goals, process and outcomes.
Throughout the process, the recreation therapist is responsible for advocacy and developing relationships with key stakeholders to ensure individuals are equally valued members of the community. They're also responsible for community development through recreation and leisure.
As a professional in a health care field, the recreation therapist is responsible for following TRO's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.