CAOT-BC is your provincial representative. Together we strengthen occupational therapy, building excellence for the profession and better health and well being for British Columbians.
Membership with CAOT and CAOT-BC is combined. Choosing to belong to CAOT in British Columbia gives you exclusive provincial benefits through CAOT-BC, in addition to all that CAOT has to offer.
Provincial representation . CAOT-BC influences policy change regarding occupational therapy through regular meetings with BC government decision-makers. Advocacy initiatives to third party funders and key stakeholders champion the value of the profession.
Dedicated leadership . CAOT-BC staff (National Director of Professional Affairs and Service Coordinator) work on behalf of members to deliver hcapter-specific initiatives that affect your practice. The CAOT-BC Advisory Committee promotes information sharing and coorindated planning on provincial issues.
Regional public awareness activites . Innovative community-based outreach raises the profile of occupational therapy to media, government and the public.
BC-only member communications . CAOT-BC members stay engaged and informed through receipt of weekly blog updates, OTalk BC monthly e-newsletter and Twitter. The CAOT-BC website identifies relevant events, listings and learning opportunities for you to take advantage of.
Practice Networks . Practice networks provide opportunities for valuable networking and resource sharing through local educational events, workshops and publications that build knowledge and promote practice excellence. With 14 to choose from, there is one to fit your practice needs.
Tight-knit community . CAOT-BC members actively contribute by participating, volunteering, collaborating or leading an initiative, Outstanding individuals and groups are recognized through a dedicated awards program.
Access to Electronic Health Library of BC (e-HLbc) . CAOT-BC members receive complimentary access to this evidence-based suite of online health library resources designed to support excellence in the academic and health care community of British Columbia. This included 12 million bibliographic citations and abstracts for 6,148 journals.
Exclusive BC discounts . Member-only rates have been negotiated for Vancouver Whitecaps and Vancouver Giants games, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Playland and Broadway Across Canada.
All this for only $75 more than your CAOT national membership package. It's a small price to pay for a 'mountain' of added value! Continue your commitment to occupational therapy today.