The Golden Quill Award

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists acknowledges an individual author or a group of authors that has/have published an exceptional article in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy in the previous volume year. The author or group of authors need not be members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists or Canadian citizens.

Golden Quill Award Nomination Form

Award nomination deadline is February 1st.

Visit the collection of Golden Quill Award Winning Articles – Sage website.


2017 Recipients

Laurence Roy, Jacqueline Rousseau, Pierre Fortier and Jean-Pierre Mottard
“Postsecondary academic achievement and first-episode psychosis: A mixed-methods study” appeared in the February 2016 issue of CJOT (pp. 42-52) and studied postsecondary academic achievement as an area of functional recovery for young adults living with mental illness. The authors recommend, based on their findings in this field with little previous research attention, that assessment and intervention focused on educational needs and skills should become landmark practices for psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, including occupational therapists.

Past Recipients

2016 - Alison J. Gerlach: Sharpening our critical edge: Occupational therapy in the context of marginalized populations
2015 - Rebecca M. Aldrich, Caroline Harkins McCarty, Brian A. Boyd, Caitlin E. Bunch and Cathrine B. Balentine: Empirical Lessons about Occupational Categorization from Case Studies of Unemployment
2014 - Cara L. Brown and Marcia L. Finlayson: Performance measures rather than self-report measures of functional status predict home care use in community-dwelling older adults
2013 - Daniel J. Sutton, Clare S. Hocking and Liz A. Smythe: A phenomenological study of occupational engagement in recovery from mental illness
2012 - Eleanor L. Wray and Patricia A. Mortenson: Cultural competence in occupational therapists working in early intervention therapy programs
2011 - Mary Egan, Lucy-Ann Kubina, Rosemarie Lidstone, Greg Macdougall and Anne Raudoy:  A critical reflection on occupational therapy within one Assertive Community Treatment team
2010 - Karen Whalley Hammell: Sacred texts: A sceptical exploration of the assumptions underpinning theories of occupation

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