Research and Funding Opportunities

CAOT supports the dissemination of research activities and funding opportunities that advance the practice of occupational therapy in Canada. Researchers have the opportunity to post surveys and calls for recruitment on this Research Listing.  To request consideration for posting, please complete the electronic form or contact Tracy Jolliffe for specific questions about this opportunity at or at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 241.

CAOT encourages its members to be active participants in building the body of evidence supporting the profession of occupational therapy.

DisclaimerCAOT’s acceptance to post a research opportunity is not an endorsement of the research project. The posted opportunities have not been subject to a methodological quality review by CAOT. For concerns related to a specific posting, please contact the principal investigator designated in the invitation letter. 

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no fee for this service.


WHO QualityRights E-Consultation - Good Practices of Community-Based Mental Health Services
WHO has invited WFOT to participate in a survey on mental health good practice for a document that will present information on community-based mental health services that promote human rights and the recovery approach. This is a significant opportunity to showcase occupational therapy mental health practice in our country at a global level.

Take the survey in Spanish / Toma la encuesta

Take the survey in Portuguese / Pegue a pesquisa

(April 2 - June 30, 2019)

Take the survey
Understanding Sustainability: Perspectives of Canadian Occupational Therapists
As a response to the call from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, we are inviting Canadian occupational therapists to tell us about their perspectives on sustainability in their work and personal lives through a cross-sectional online survey.
(March 6 - May 6, 2019)

Take the survey
Horses in Occupational Therapy: Client and Therapist Perspectives
The goal of this study is to better understand how occupational therapists and clients experience horses in therapy. Occupational therapists incorporate horses in rehabilitation with diverse populations across the lifespan. This is done in many ways, such as by supporting horseback riding, grooming the horse, managing the stable, and animal companionship. Unfortunately, there is very little research on the use of horses in occupational therapy. We are seeking occupational therapists who use horses in their practice to share their experiences in a 1 – 1.5 hour interview that can take place in-person or via video call. Interviews will be scheduled from March 1 to May 1, 2019. We are happy to provide you with any additional information that you may need to help you decide if you would like to participate in this study.
(March 1 to May 1, 2019)
Contact the study

Funding Opportunities

COTF Awards, Research Grants and Scholarships

COTF Awards Program

Dates to remember:
February 28 – Research Grants
October 1 – Scholarships

For more information

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