CAOT Position Statements

CAOT develops position statements and maintains their currency and accuracy so that they can be used as communication tools for advocacy purposes to increase knowledge and raise awareness about occupational therapy amongst decision makers. Information in position statements, such as recommended actions, serve to support occupational therapists in the evolution of their practice.  

CAOT’s current Position Statements:

Autism spectrum disorders and occupational therapy (2015) 
Occupational Therapy and Aboriginal Health (2011) REVISED
Occupational Therapy and End-of-Life Care (2011) REVISED
Occupational Therapy and Home & Community Care (2016) REVISED
Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Care (2008)
Occupational Therapy and Older adults (2011) REVISED

Joint Position Statements:

Professional responsibility in fieldwork education in occupational therapy (2012) CAOT & ACOTUP
Joint Position Statement on Diversity CAOT, ACOTRO, ACOTUP, COTF, PAC
Joint Position Statement on Evidence‐based Occupational Therapy (1999 reviewed for currency 2009) CAOT, ACOTRO, ACOTUP, PAC
Professional identity, individual responsibility and public accountability through the use of title in occupational therapy (2013) CAOT, ACOTRO, ACOTUP, COTF, PAC
The Role of Health Professionals in Tobacco Cessation CAOT, CCPA, CDHA, CMA, CNA, CPA


CAOT members will continue to have access to archived “position statements”.  These will not be updated as position statements but will be reoriented as practice tools.

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