Get Involved

CAOT is always looking for volunteers to help us for both the Occupational Therapy Program Accreditation and the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA/PTA EAP). Although the accreditation process is time intensive, reviewers say they derive benefits for their own development as well as your program from the understanding of the process and learning of new methods and ideas.

For the accreditation of entry-level occupational therapy programs, there are three reviewers involved during the off-site and t on-site reviews, and one "reader" only involved during the off-site review. Reviewers submit their curriculum vitae for review by the Academic Accreditation Council (ACC), and must declare any conflict of interest if selected for a particular program review. To express your interest please contact:

Alison Douglas, Director of Standards
phone extension: 250
Ryan McGovern, Exam and Accreditation Officer 
phone extension: 235


CAOT Accreditation program seeking consultant:   The accreditation program would like to hire a consultant to help with our strategic plan and governance structure.  The Request for Proposals is due Aug 3, 2020 and is posted here.

Please contact the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA/PTA EAP) for more information about volunteering as reviewer.

Roster for the Academic Credentialing Council (ACC) 2019-2020


Sara Saunders 

Council Members

Katie Lee-Bunting
Catherine Vallée
Annie Carrier
Alicia Carey

Public Member

Suzanne Daneault

ACOTUP Representatives

Rose Martini 
Mary Forhan

ACOTRO Representative

Heather Cutcliffe

ACC Registry Members 2019-2020

List of current accreditation reviewers on the registry:

M.A McColl
P. Guitard (Fr)
E. Taylor
S. Hobson
H. Polatajko
L. Leclair (Fr)
J. Ripat
A. Carswell
L. Bainbridge (Pub.)
A. Freeman (Fr)
N. MacNaughton (Fr)
L. Liu
E. Etcheverry
C. Dieleman
J. Tremblay (Pub.)
N. Veillette (FR)
L. Poissant (FR)
P-Y. Therriault (FR)
S. Bressler
L. Letts 
N. Larivière
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