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.
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.
- 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 :
- CAOT-Qc is working with associations in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg to create the first-ever international conference dedicated to French-speaking occupational therapists, the Première Conférence Internationale des Associations Francophones des Ergothérapeutes (CIAFE), now set for 2022.
- CAOT-Qc engages members during occupational therapy month, in 2020 with the ‘Together we make a difference’ campaign.
Recognition. 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:
- The CAOT-Qc Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year Award
- Each of the five Quebec occupational therapy programs participate in regional awards for the Fieldwork Educator Award of Excellence and Student Award.
- Certificates of Recognition are issued to eligible students who have distinguished themselves as Agents of Change.
Member communication. Members stay connected and share the latest news and resources with CAOT-Qc’s dedicated communications: