Award for Innovative Practice
This award has been established to recognize and honour the exceptional contributions of an individual occupational therapist who has shown innovation and leadership in clinical practice.
Nomination and Narrative Froms
Dr. Briana Zur
Dr. Briana Zur for her exemplary work in practice, education, research and policy. Briana is a scholar and expert in the area of cognitive assessments, with her doctoral work conducting validity testing for the Cognitive Competence Test earning numerous accolades including publication requests, CIHR support, and speaking engagements. More recently Briana has brought an occupational perspective into policy discussions related to driving and age-friendly environments, as a member of the Age-Friendly City advisory committee for Waterloo, Ontario. Her commitment to the profession of occupational therapy has been a true source of inspiration for those who have worked with her.
CAOT recognizes Julie Entwistle for her work developing Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy into one of the largest OT-only rehabilitation firms in Ontario with over 30 occupational therapists and a mandate to provide a unique range of services to individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury. Despite a full case load, Julie strives each day to provide solutions for living to her patients, to mentor and guide her staff, and to advocate for occupational therapists using social media, video, blog and dedication.