The CAOT-North Regional Director is responsible for:
- the analysis of issues which impact on occupational therapy practice across the territories, and
- overseeing the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of organizational activities to meet the strategic priorities for CAOT-North.
Melissa Croskery graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy in 2000. She started her career working at various Children's Treatment Centres in southern Ontario. In 2004, she decided to embark on an adventure and drove across the country, landing in Whitehorse, Yukon for a one-year position working for the Department of Education as a school-based OT. Over 16 years later, the adventure continues! Melissa has spent time working at the Whitehorse General Hospital, and in long-term care, however has spent most of her time working with children with special needs at schools and in the community. As a "jack of all trades" in OT, Melissa has recently focused on several areas of practice including assistive technology, trauma-informed care and self-regulation, and has been able to share this knowledge through consultation with Education colleagues in Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She has recently made the decision to embrace self-employment and is excited about the opportunities this presents. In her "downtime", Melissa balances playdates, hockey practices, homework, and other mom duties while also taking advantage of the many outdoor adventures the Yukon has to offer. In recent years, she feels she has rediscovered her passion for occupational therapy and wants to help spread the good news about how OT can help people engage meaningfully in life through connection and occupation.
CAOT-North, Regional Director
Tel: 1-800-434-2268 ext. 233
The Chair of the CAOT-North Advisory Committee is responsible for:
- the development and management of Advisory Committee meetings
- reporting on the business of the Advisory Committee to the CAOT Board of Directors, and
- representing CAOT at events and functions in the province, as required.