CAOT-Qc Membership Benefits

CAOT-Qc is your provincial representative. Together we strengthen occupational therapy, building excellence for the profession and better health and well-being for Quebecers. 

Occupational therapists registered to work in Quebec are not required to complete the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination (NOTCE) in order to be a member of CAOT.

Membership with CAOT and CAOT-Qc is combined. Choosing to belong to CAOT in Quebec gives you exclusive provincial benefits through CAOT-Qc, in addition to all that CAOT has to offer including access to:
  • CAOT Professional Liability Insurance, comprehensive protection the covers legal costs in the event of disciplinary action,
  • CAOT Mentorship on Demand, for those wanting to take their career to the next level,
  • CAOT Practice Networks, to connect with peers and build capacity in a specific area of practice, and
  • Member discounts on professional development and conference, low annual fees for new practitioners and much more.
Learn about all of CAOT’s member benefits.

CAOT provides:

Dedicated leadership. The CAOT-Qc Managing Director works on behalf of members to deliver chapter-specific initiatives that affect your practice and create networking opportunities that build a sense of community.  The CAOT-Qc Advisory Committee helps to prioritize chapter activities based on a broad spectrum of occupational therapy input.

Professional development. 
CAOT-Qc advances excellence in occupational therapy through collaboration with regional experts on member initiatives such as:
  • The Agent of Change project. An exclusive training program developed and delivered in collaboration with recherche-action to build individual skills aimed at increasing representation and visibility for occupational therapy across the region.  

  • U of M webinar series. Working in partnership University of Montreal's continuing professional development program, CAOT Members and Associates receive preferred rates on a catalogue of French and English language professional development.
Practice resources. Through both collaborative and selective initiatives, CAOT-Qc provides members with relevant and timely resources in support of professional practice, such as:
  • COVID-19 resources to help Quebec OTs adjust their practice and exchange ideas during the pandemic.

  • ‘Pathways to Resilience’, a complimentary 5-part webinar series featuring renowned occupational therapist Rachel Thibeault, to foster improved coping skills and resilience for use during the pandemic and beyond.

  • OT Now practice magazine feature, Solutions to Meet Quebec's Health Priorities.

Networking. CAOT-Qc creates opportunities for members to meet and discuss the profession’s issues.  Recently :


Members of CAOT-Qc are eligible to nominate colleagues for all CAOT awards of recognition, and to receive one.  Award nominations are accepted year-round with a December deadline. Specific to Quebec: 

Member communication. Members stay connected and share the latest news and resources with CAOT-Qc’s dedicated communications:
  • CAOT-Qc Facebook page, @ACEQcCAOT

  • CAOT-Qc Instagram account, @ace_quebec

  • Watch these CAOT-Qc web pages for updates!
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