|Membership with your national association has special perks! We provide tools to ensure the visibility of your occupational therapy practice, help occupational therapists and consumers make informed product choices and connect you with a global community.|
FIND an OT
|A member exclusive benefit, now two ways to be found: By the public and by CAOT members!
FIND an OT (public) is the best way for Canadians to locate the occupational therapy services they need. By choosing this option, the Find an OT contact details you provide will be shared and searchable.
FIND a CAOT member will make it easier to find colleagues for networking and referral purposes. By choosing this option, the contact details you provide will be shared and searchable by CAOT members only, in a secure setting.
Learn what information you can include.
Register today through online membership join/renewal or update your preferences through My Account: view/edit my profile.
Product Recognition Program
CAOT’s Product Recognition Program (PRP) benefits both members and consumers. CAOT members conduct a comprehensive professional review of submitted products, publish a consumer report and award a CAOT Seal of Recognition to applicant organizations that meet PRP’s rigorous criteria. The Seal can then be used in product advertising, to help occupational therapists and consumers make informed choices.
All full members of CAOT receive a FREE membership with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists - the official international organization for the promotion of occupational therapy. Access a world of resources and discounts, including:
- the annual WFOT Bulletin – WFOT’s international professional journal
- opportunities to develop international networks by interacting with colleagues from around the globe
- eligibility to apply for research awards
- access to Occupational Therapists International Online Network
- generous discounts on products and promotional items offered for sale in WFOT’s online store
- pre-release downloads of the latest FREE publications and promotional materials up to 12 months before they are released publicly
Activate your free membership in the World Federation of Occupational Therapy today:
- Access the WFOT website www.wfot.org
- Click on 'Member registration' at the top right of the page
- Verify you are a member of CAOT by selecting us from the drop-down menu, providing your last name and your member ID number
- Follow the instructions to create your account
Student Associates and Occupational Therapist Assistants may also join the WFOT for only $30 per year! Contact us today to join!
Receive the latest news directly to your email inbox each week with CAOT’s electronic newsletter, OT Weekly. You’ll never miss updates on advocacy initiatives, governance information, special opportunities, and other timely news!
Support for research
Your membership helps provide annual funding to the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF) for developing occupational therapy research opportunities. Five dollars from each paid CAOT membership goes to COTF along with a dollar-for-dollar matching of COTF fundraising amounts up to $125,000 annually. Members can also donate directly to COTF through a convenient box right on your annual CAOT membership renewal form. You’re encouraged to subscribe to COTF Monthly to follow Foundation news.
CAOT Volunteer Program- Get Involved !
|A volunteer role with CAOT may be of interest to you, as an opportunity to add to your skills, share your expertise, build your network or to allow you to give back to occupational therapy. Specific experience is needed for some roles and others are more general. Our mission of advancing excellence in occupational therapy would not move forward without volunteerism being central to the membership experience at CAOT. Volunteer roles come in a wide range of time commitments and responsibilities.|
|Through our awards program, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists seeks to:
Watch for information in your email inbox, on social media, and in OT Weekly during the fall on how to nominate your colleagues for one of our prestigious awards.
We celebrate YOU during CAOT Member Appreciation Week!
Take advantage of additional member discounts, free professional development opportunities, and several chances to win valuable prizes during our annual Member Appreciation Week. With something for everyone on our themed days, we hope you’ll join us in the celebration.