Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoP) are regional/localized networks that advance professional practice in a specific area of practice. CAOT-BC Communities of Practice (CoP) provide a forum for sharing expertise and experience in occupational therapy in British Columbia. CoPs assist CAOT-BC to identify, monitor and address issues affecting occupational therapy practice across a variety of practice areas. This core group of OTs and/or OTAs exchange knowledge and best practices while identifying key practice issues affecting occupational therapy.  Each CoP ultimately advances occupational therapy awareness, access, and strengthens individual practice. 

All meetings are run via webinar or videoconference, making them accessible to occupational therapists anywhere in BC. 


Dysphagia

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  Benita LeMorvan    Email


Private Practice Business Network

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  CAOT-BC   Email


Northern BC

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  CAOT-BC     Email

Paediatric

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 Hina Mahmood   Email

 

PURPOSE:

CAOT-BC Practice Networks provide a forum for sharing expertise and experience in occupational therapy in British Columbia.

The Practice Network (PN) assists CAOT-BC to identify, monitor and address issues affecting occupational therapy practice across a variety of practice areas.

 

MEETINGS:

  • Frequency shall be decided by the PN chair and members.
  • Method of meeting (e.g. in-person, teleconference, webinar) shall be determined by PN chair and members.
  • Teleconference and/or webinar access will be provided by CAOT-BC in order to enable and encourage province-wide participation.

REPORTING:

The CAOT-BC Practice Networks report to the CAOT-BC Service Coordinator. Copies of minutes of the meetings will be forwarded to the CAOT-BC Service Coordinator within two weeks of the meeting date. Copies of minutes will be retained by CAOT-BC and will be archived in the practice network section of the CAOT-BC website, as appropriate.

MEMBERSHIP:

CAOT-BC PN membership is open to all members of CAOT-BC [1] . A chairperson, who is a member of CAOT-BC will be decided upon by PN members.

PN meetings are also open to non-CAOT-BC members for a fee [2] . Fees are as follows:

            $20 per meeting

FUNCTIONS:

  1. To establish a province-wide network among members in the practice area.
  2. To identify key issues affecting occupational therapy in the practice area.
  3. To provide recommendations to CAOT-BC related to education and resource needs of occupational therapists in the practice area.
  4. Provide education (formal and informal) to the network, as appropriate .

SUBGROUP:

Occasionally the need arises for the creation of a short-term or task-specific subgroup to address a specific objective or fill a specific purpose. For these subgroups, the CAOT-BC Practice Network Terms of Reference will apply. Creation of a subcommittee, as well as any changes to subcommittee purpose and activities must be discussed with CAOT-BC Service Coordinator prior to creation.



[1] Exception - Private Practice Business Network has restriction to 1 primary member representative and 1 associate member representative per organization.

[2] Exception – Private Practice Business Network is a member exclusive group and not open to non-CAOT-BC members.

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