Seeking occupational therapist to provide national representation and leadership in professional issues about occupational therapy at the Board of Directors level. The Treasurer works collaboratively with the President and Chief Executive Officer to support the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities. The successful candidate will possess initiative, creativity, foresight, knowledge in finance, strong communication and interpersonal skills and a keen desire to promote and advance the profession.

Nominations deadline is December 1, 2020


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 an eligible  candidate for Treasurer, you 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


  • Present a financial report at each meeting of the Board and Annual General Meeting;
  • Recommend the appointment of the auditor each year;
  • Chair the Finance, Audit and Risk committee;
  • Be familiar with and comply with the bylaws, governance manual, code of ethics and policies of the association.
  • 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, 2021.


To complete the nomination form, you must be prepared to complete/attach the following:

  • The nominee and nominators must sign this form and upload it on the application;
  • A 150-word statement of Association priorities;
  • A 350-word resume;
  • Upload a curriculum vitae outlining your education, work history, past professional offices held and research accomplishments;
  • Upload a headshot photograph (head/shoulder, high resolution).

Nominations deadline is December 1, 2020

Complete nomination form

If you have any questions, please contact
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