The following information in this section is not inclusive of all of the provisions under the PARO-CAHO Agreement, and provides answers to commonly asked questions. A full PDF version of the PARO-CAHO Agreement can be found on the PARO website.

The details provided in this package are of a general nature and may not necessarily be applicable to all residents in all situations. Please visit the PARO website for updates or feel free to contact the PARO office with any questions.

  • t: 416-979-1182 or 1-877-979-1183
  • email: paro@paroteam.ca
  • web: www.myparo.ca

Information regarding taxation, incorporation and disability is information provided from MD Management and should not replace professional advice from an accountant or financial consultant. 


Who Is PARO? 

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.