Award of Merit

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists acknowledges significant contributions to the profession by occupational therapists and non-occupational therapists through its prestigious service award called the Award of Merit.


Nomination and Narrative Froms

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Recipients

2017 Recipients

Joint Accreditation Committee of the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Program Education Accreditation Program 

The JAC has been in existence since 2011 and since that time this highly committed inter-professional team has diligently fulfilled their initial objective to design and implement an accreditation process for OTA & PTA programs across Canada. This group is recognized for their innovative contributions to the profession at the post-secondary education level, their critical role in the development of the OTA & PTA Education Accreditation Program, and their efforts in promoting and representing the profession of occupational therapy, among many other accomplishments. 

Dr. Marie-Josée Drolet

Marie-Josée’s accomplishments and contributions to the profession in the areas of education and publication have led to great developments in her field of expertise, the integration of ethics in the practice of occupational therapy. Her work in creating an original 10-step process to resolve ethical conflicts using a methodical ethical analysis designed to engage practitioners in finding professional and personal clarity helps teams develop a solid foundation for decision-making, allowing them to empower clients and be effective agents of change. 

 

Past Recipients


Kathy Corbett 
2016
Elin Schold Davis 
2015
Christie Brenchley 
2015
Carol Morrison 
2015



Catherine Backman
2014
Donna Collins
2014
Catherine Vallée
2014



Jane Davis
2013
Brian Gomes
2013
Deborah Rudman
2013



World Federation of Occupational Therapists
2013
Lieutenant-Colonel Markus Besemann
2013
Noémi Cantin
2013




CAOT-BC Transition Team/Les Smith, Catherine Backman,
Mary Wallace Poole, Mary Glasgow Brown

2013
Isabelle Matte
2013




The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
2012
 

The Health Human Resources Database Development Project Team for the Canadian Institute for Health Information
2011
 

Don Pollock
2011
Marcia Finlayson
2011
Muriel Westmorland
2011



Donna Klaiman
2010
Sandra Hobson
2010
Kathy Pringle
2010



The British College of Occupational Therapists
2009
Dr. Karen Jacobs
2009
Paulette Bourgeois
2009
 
Kristi Bridgeman
2009
Edrich Richards
2009
Dr. Gail Whiteford
2009



Patty Brady
2008
Debra Cameron
2008
Canadian Institute for Health Information
2008
 

Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation
2008
Jacquie Ripat
2008
Catherine Vallée
2015
 

Johanne Desrosiers
2008
Helene Polatajko
2007
Elizabeth Townsend
2007



Mary Clark
2007
Jim Zamprelli
2006
Mary Lou Boudreau
2005



Isabelle Gélinas
2004
Pat Leece
2004
Jan Miller Polgar
2004



Jennette Toews
2004
Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation
2003
Mary Egan
2003
 

Heather Gillespie
2003
Elaine Kuretzky
2003
Moira Toomey
2003



Lynn Cockburn
2002
Raymonde Hachey
2002
Kim Lenahan
2002



Aileen Stalker
2002
Geraldine Moore
2002
Lesley Bainbridge, Heather Chilton and Randy Murphy, Co-Convenors of the Tri-Joint Congress 2000.
2001
 

Rekha Chhatre
2001
John Voyer
2001
Bernie Bressler
2001
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