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Resident Mentors Needed

The Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities (CAPD) is currently seeking resident mentors for a peer mentorship program for disabled learners in medicine. The objective is to connect Canadian medical students with more senior medical trainees (medical students or residents) who have shared experiences of disability, chronic illness (physical or mental), neurodivergence, and/or require academic accommodations. If you identify as... Read more

With Deepest Sympathy

Dr. Candace Nayman, a valued member of PARO's Board of Directors, died this morning. Candace was a third year paediatrics resident at McMaster University. She was elected to PARO's General Council in her first year of training and to the PARO Board the following year, winning re-election for a second term in June. Candace was participating in the Toronto Triathlon... Read more

Nominations for PARO’s 2022/23 General Council are open!

Consider a role on General Council and be part of an inclusive, future focused, problem-solving, highly productive team. Nominations for the 2022/2023 General Council are open from Monday, July 11, 2022 at 1100 hrsuntil they close on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 1100 hrs.  Elections will follow, starting Monday, July 25th 2022. If you are elected to the PARO General Council, you... Read more

PARO’s Guide To Optimal Academic Days

Academic Days make a unique contribution to residency training through opportunities for dedicated teaching time and different approaches compared to teaching in a clinical setting. PARO is committed to helping programs, residents, and clinical teachers optimize dedicated academic time. We've designed a Guide to Optimal Academic Days to help Chief Residents, Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and others plan and deliver excellent... Read more


Your Vote Counts

Ontario's provincial election is on June 2nd, and we encourage all members who are eligible to exercise their right to vote.  If you have moved since the previous election, ensure your voter registration is up to date by May 23rd in order to receive your voter information card by mail.  There are three ways to vote.  Election Day (in person) ... Read more

2020-2023 PARO-OTH Collective Agreement

The 2020-2023 PARO-OTH Collective Agreement is now available. Don't have time to look through the full Collective Agreement? Check out our Top Contract Questions. Still have questions or can't find what you're looking for? Email us and our team will be happy to assist you. Read more

Put a Spring In Your Step!

Your local GC reps have continued to find fun and novel activities that residents can participate in virtually to relieve stress, build resilience, and meet your fellow residents. While the province's reopening means that there will be more opportunities to socialise in person, PARO is committed to providing an variety of virtual events for those who may not yet be... Read more

President’s Update

Sent on behalf of Dr. Carl White Ulysse, PARO President - March 22nd, 2022 I am writing to provide you with three important updates: your PARO dues; applying for the LMCC; and the extension of the Medical Resident Redeployment Program.  More Money in Your Pocket PARO is proud to be your representative voice and throughout the pandemic we have worked... Read more

Beat the March Blues!

Winter may not be completely over, but luckily, PARO has lots of ways for you to stay connected with your peers from the comfort of your own home. Your local GC reps have continued to find fun and novel activities that residents can participate in virtually to relieve stress, build resilience, and support one another during this exceptionally challenging time.... Read more