Who We Are
The Professional Association of Residents of Ontario is the official representative voice for Ontario’s doctors in training.
PARO’s priority is to advocate on behalf of its members, addressing professional and educational concerns in order to optimize the training and working experience of Ontario’s newest doctors thus ensuring that patients receive the best possible medical care.
Members of PARO are, by definition, post-graduate medical residents training in accredited programs which lead to certification by either the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), in one of their recognized specialty or subspecialty programs.
All that to say, you are automatically a member of PARO and there is no need to register. Welcome.
Interested In Getting Involved?
PARO is comprised of resident representatives from across the province, based on proportional representation distributed among 22 Electoral Groups. General Council representatives bring the voice of their resident constituents to General Council as PARO sets its policy and direction for the year.
Elections for a new General Council are held in July via an online election process. We encourage you to consider participating in PARO. An e-blast will be sent out detailing nomination information and key dates. We’d love to see you get involved!
Find Your Current Board of Directors and General Council Representatives Here:
Need Us? Reach Us:
Toll Free: 1.877.979.1183
Due to COVID-19, the PARO office is operating remotely, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Should you need to get in contact with us, please send us an email or leave us a voicemail. All messages will be responded to within 1 business day.
If you are changing addresses in between medical school and residency, please email the PARO office so we can keep you up-to-date on PARO-related matters.