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2023 PARO Award Recipients

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for a PARO Award. The Awards Committee had the difficult job of choosing this year's winners. To see the complete list of winners, please click here. Read more

Updated Program Admin Guide

We recognize that Program Administrators have a significant impact on the culture within a program. This represents an important responsibility, as well as a huge opportunity to foster a positive environment for all of our members who work and train in programs in Ontario. Many of PARO’s Resident Advocate Award recipients are Program Administrators – such is the value of... Read more

Financial Primer and Tax Tips – Updated for 2023

Just in time for tax season, PARO has updated our Tax Tips for the 2022 Tax Year, with assistance from our auditors, Rosenswig, McRae Thorpe LLP. We've also updated our Resident Financial Primer, which includes more detailed financial and tax information, as well as useful tools and links. Keep in mind that our financial resources are general in nature, and... Read more

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

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

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