Advocacy 2014: A Year in Review

January 2014

  • Meeting of the Dysphagia Practice Network
  • Meeting between CAOT-BC and OSM-V
  • Meeting with BC Association of Social Workers, Advocacy Chair
  • Representation at Disability White Paper in-person consultations
  • Meeting of the Professional Alliance of Canada

February 2014

March 2014

  • Presentation to University of Alberta MOT class
  • CAOT-BC meeting with Val Avery, President of the Health Sciences Association of BC

April 2014

  • Meeting of the Kids in Motions Conference Organizing Committee (CAOT-BC is a member of this group)
  • First meeting with First Nations Health Authority
  • Interview with reporter for article on the risks associated with sedentary behaviour (to be published in HR Professional)
  • CAOT-BC attended the Health Sciences Associ Meeting of the Kids in Motions Conference Organizing Committee (CAOTBC is a member of this group)
  • CAOT-BC attended the Health Sciences Association 2-day Convention
  • Meeting of the BC Workforce Collaborative “What is Occupational Therapy” presentation to Vancouver Community College massage therapy class

May 2014

June 2014

  • Health Sciences Association of BC Professional Associations Meeting
  • Disability White Paper Summit
  • Meeting with PainBC
  • Meeting of the Professional Alliance of Canada
  • Letters to British Columbia Ministers of Advanced Education, Health, Children and Family Development, Social Development and Social Innovation and Premier Clark on the issue of the need for more training spaces for the occupational therapy program at UBC

July 2014

  • Host to 1st Annual CAOT-BC Networking and Professional Development Day
  • Working with UBC planning for a human resource planning project
  • Meeting with BCAA to begin planning for the first CarFit event in BC
  • Meeting of the CarFit Organizing Committee
  • Meeting with the President of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia
  • Participation in Government of BC Short-Form RFP training
  • Meeting with the Executive Director CNIB (BC & Yukon)
  • Follow-up letters to British Columbia Ministers of Advanced Education, Health, Children and Family Development, Social Development and Social Innovation and Premier Clark on the issue of the need for more training spaces for the occupational therapy program at UBC

August 2014

  • Working with UBC planning for a human resource planning project
  • Exhibit at Capstone Conference

September 2014

  • Meeting between BC Workforce Collaborative and Ministry of Advanced Education and Ministry of Health representatives
  • Meeting with ICBC
  • Meeting with SafeCare BCExhibit at the Rehab Equipment Expo
  • Exhibit at WorksafeBC Health Professional Conference

October 2014

  • Representation at Driver Fitness Advisory Group, Roadsafety BC
  • Representation at stakeholder meeting regarding Government of BC equipment procurement process
  • CarFit Technician Training and Consumer Check-up Event
  • Exhibit at Stroke Congress 2014
  • Presentation to UBC MOTII class
  • Presentation to rehab assistant program, Capilano University
  • Presentation to massage therapy class, Vancouver College
  • Presentation to Fraser Health Bridges
  • Meeting of the BC Workforce Collaborative
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