2009: PARO receives its second Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence in the Not-For-Profit category.
2007: 25th Anniversary Award from the Ontario Trillium Foundation recognizing excellent leadership and delivery of innovative programs.
2005: Rosalind Lockyer, founding Executive Director, receives the Influential Women of Northern Ontario, Public Sector Award, Northern Ontario Business, in recognition of women who have contributed to the economic wealth, job creation and growth in communities across the North.
2005: Lori Wychopen Morin receives Employee of the Year Award Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce 2005
2004: PARO receives the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence in the Not-For-Profit category.
2002: PARO receives the Soroptimist International Award for Eastern Canada for Advancing the Status of Women.