Award for Leadership in Occupational Therapy

This award has been established to recognize and honour the exceptional contributions of an individual occupational therapist who has been in the forefront of activities which provide strategic leadership and direction for developing the profession.

Submit a nomination

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Recipients

2019 Recipient 

Kim Hewitt 
Her for her passion and vision in expanding opportunities for occupational therapy involvement in mental health and wellness; particularly in the area of suicide prevention. Kim’s influence has been far-reaching – in clinical practice, research, education, and community development – and her personal drive combined with exceptional client-centred skills have helped to achieve tangible outcomes in terms of increased student placements and OT job creation. Kim is a sought-after guest facilitator at universities and admired as a supervisor for student projects.  CAOT is grateful to Kim for founding and chairing the CAOT practice network “Addressing Suicide in Occupational Therapy Practice” as well as her support in developing our 2014 Professional Issue Forum “Suicide Prevention and the Role of Occupational Therapy.”

Past Recipients

Heidi Cramm
2018
Melanie Weller
2017
   


Judith Friedland    
2016

Marlene Stern
2015

Barbara Worth    
2014

Shrikant J. Chinchalkar
2013

Margo Paterson
2012


Françoise Rollin     
2011


Terry Krupa 
2010


Élisabeth Dutil 
2008


 

 
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