CAOT-Qc Advisory Committee

The CAOT-Qc Advisory Committee provides consultation, advice, and support to CAOT with respect to provincial issues related to occupational therapy, to advance excellence in the profession. The CAOT-Qc Advisory Committee promotes information sharing and coordinated planning on provincial issues related to occupational therapy to further the development of the profession.

Kashif Baig  

Kashif Baig
Kashif graduated from Occupational Therapy from McGill University in 1997.  He cherishes being an Occupational Therapist.  Kashif is currently Manager of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the McGill University Health Centre and Faculty Lecturer Affiliate Member at McGill University.  He has worked both in Montreal and previously in Boston and attained his Masters in Business Administration while working in Boston at the University of Massachusetts - Boston in 2003.  His clinical interest has been in Occupational Therapy in Critical Care.  Kashif feels that these unique qualities / experiences of working both in Canada and the United States as well as a clinician and in management will serve the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist's Advisory Committee positively.

 nathalie doucet  

Nathalie Doucet
Nathalie is an occupational therapist working as a clinician at the “centre de réadaptation Marie-Enfant” (Marie-Enfant rehabilitation center) of the CHU Ste-Justine, in Montreal. She has a lot of experience with children exhibiting a motor impairment. Her practice has always been supported by an interest in improving practices, the sharing of knowledge, innovation and inter-professional cooperation. This is why she recently received a masters’ degree in rehabilitation practices to strengthen her knowledge in these fields. She joined the CAOT-QC advisory committee enthusiastically. She sees it as an opportunity to share our knowledge and best practices based on scientific evidence in order to develop collaborative efforts between different regions to enrich, innovate and promote our profession.

 anita gagnon

Anita Gagnon
Anita is a graduate from Université Laval and has been an occupational therapist since 2009. She works mainly in socioprofessional rehabilitation in private practice in the regions of Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches. She has a definite interest in physical rehabilitation and even more interest in mental health rehabilitation where services are sometimes less well known. The profession of occupational therapist is captivating and inspiring. By representing CAOT-QC she wishes to contribute to the development and the recognition of the profession, where activity is the heart of practice.

 isabelle matte

Isabelle Matte
Isabelle graduated from the university of Ottawa in occupational therapy in 2000 and obtained a masters’ in education from the same institution in 2008. She has always felt a desire to promote and advance our profession. She has been involved with CAOT as a volunteer for over 13 years and spent 12 of those years as a member of the National Occupational Therapy Examination Committee and then as a member of the CAOT Temporary Advisory Committee. She believes that this involvement has contributed to improving her practice as much as a clinician as a clinic coordinator at the Sherbrooke CIUSSSE-CHUS. She is proud to be able to participate in the development of the association’s provincial chapter and she hopes to succeed in having a concrete impact for sustaining occupational therapists so that we can be proud of what we accomplish together in our fields and in our search for excellence.

 marc rouleau

Marc Rouleau
Marc is currently the academic assistant for the Université de Montréal’s various occupational therapy education programs and is also responsible for continuing education. As part of his responsibilities he participates in reviewing the content and educational model of the programs, he collaborates in the development of new educational programs as well as developing the continuing education program yearly. Marc says that he is lucky to be involved with dedicated, educated, creative and passionate occupational therapists through his work. This fact and his deep belief in the added value of occupational therapy to our population motivates him to want to be more involved in supporting, advancing, representing and developing our profession.

 martine robin

Martine Robin
Martine graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1991 and has practiced as a clinical occupational therapist with various types of clients with physical disabilities, both in intensive rehabilitation and socio-professional integration at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital and at CRDP Le bouclier des Laurentides. For the past 10 years she has worked with technical aids for motor disabilities for CISSS des Laurentides. She is the head of a clinical team that assesses technical aid needs for locomotion, mobility and posture. She works as a clinical occupational therapist, clinical coordinator and consultant with partners in her region. She obtained a DSSS in management and organization development in 2015. Her experience has allowed her to gain a global vision of direct client services and of certain professional issues. Within this context she is motivated to collaborate with CAOT towards the development and the recognition of the OT profession and to the development of the partnership that aims to contribute to improving access to, and the quality, of health services offered to the population of Quebec. She sees CAOT-QC as an opportunity to discuss the current realities of practicing occupational therapy and to be surrounded by and to share with occupational therapists who are passionate and involved. Since the health system is being restructured she considers CAOT-QC as a platform for promoting the profession and for supporting occupational therapists with regards to the pressures applied by the governance. As a member of the committee she also wishes to be part of the discussion about clinical and political issues that affect our profession and the services offered to the population. 

 michelle belanger

Michèle Bélanger
Michèle has been an occupational therapist specializing in mental health for the past 35 years. She graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1982. She has worked in rehabilitation in the Quebec health system (university hospital, LCHC, outpatient clinic, specialized clinic) and in private clinic settings. For her, mental health and its’ challenges have been a source of professional improvement, both in terms of her knowledge and her human competencies. Over the years, teaching at the university, supervision and sponsorship have allowed her to stay on top of the developments in occupational therapy that she embraces with passion. Before she retires, her goals are to give back to our network, to be involved with the next generation of occupational therapists and to innovate. Participating in the CAOT-QC advisory committee is a venue that will allow her to pursue this professional project where she will be able to interact with passionate professionals to build a strong occupational therapy community.

 melissa lalande

Mélissa Lalande
Mélissa is an occupational therapist who has been working in mental health for 5 years. She currently works in a university outpatient clinic with clients exhibiting anxiety and/or mood disorder(s). She keeps a link to the university environment by supervising interns and by collaborating on various research projects and by being involved in teaching. Promoting our wonderful profession is very important to her and she believes that it will flourish with CAOT-QC. This is why she is committed to being involved.

 geneviere larrivee

Geneviève Larrivée
Geneviève works as an occupational therapist in adult mental health at the CISS des Laurentides outpatient clinic. She loves working in environments where occupational therapy is emerging. She likes being involved in teams in order to inform people about the added value of occupational therapy. She wishes to get involved in the advisory committee in order to use technology and innovation to help with activities to represent and promote the profession in Quebec.










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