Seeking occupational therapists to provide national representation and leadership in professional issues to Canadian occupational therapists at the Board of Directors level. The successful candidate will possess initiative, creativity, foresight, strong communication and interpersonal skills and a keen desire to promote the profession.

Nominations deadline is December 1, 2019


To be a director of the Corporation an individual must be at least 18 years of age. No person who has been declared incapable by a court or who has the status of a bankrupt shall be a director. 

To be eligible to be candidate for secretary, the individual must:

  • Be a member of the Corporation;

  • Have practiced occupational therapy in Canada for a minimum of five (5) years; and

  • Have served as a director on the Board for at least one (1) term.

The Governance Committee may make a written request to the Board for the waiver of some qualifications. In its discretion, the Board may grant the waiver of such qualifications.


  • Understand the functions and responsibilities of the Board;

  • Awareness of valuable networks and contacts for the occupational therapy community;

  • Knowledge on a diversity of issues related to occupational therapy;

  • Ability to think strategically;

  • Ability to guide the work of the Association to meet the mission, vision and strategic priorities;

  • Ability to commit interest, energy and ideas for the work of the CAOT Board;

  • Willingness to consider other viewpoints and seek consensus;

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership.

  • Utilize networks and contacts to promote occupational therapy


  • Supervise the governance of the association;

  • Work collaboratively with the President and Executive Director to ensure CAOT meets its legal requirements, including procedures related to the Annual General Meeting, board meetings and Governance committee meetings;

  • Liaise between the CAOT Board of Directors and constituents;

  • Be familiar with and comply with the bylaws, governance manual, code of ethics and policies of the association.

  • Represent CAOT or participate in CAOT activities as directed by the Board;

  • Attend all Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting of CAOT, to set policy, determine strategic directions for the Association and monitor compliance with the Board policy and achievement of strategic priorities.


Anywhere in Canada

Term of Office

Two years commencing on October 1, 2020.


To complete the nomination, you must be prepared to submit the following to:

  • Signed nomination form; (attachment)
  • A 150-word statement of Association priorities;
  • A 350-word resume;
  • A curriculum vitae outlining your education, work history, past professional offices held and research accomplishments;(attachment)
  • A headshot photograph (head/shoulder, high resolution) (attachment).
Nominations deadline is December 1, 2019

Complete nomination form

If you have any questions, please contact
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