COVID-19 updates and resources for occupational therapists in British Columbia

The continued spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Canada and around the world will have impacts on occupational therapy practice and study. CAOT-BC has compiled resources specific to British Columbia to support you during this time. You can also access a list of national COVID-19 updates and resources for occupational therapists.

We will update this page as information becomes available and will continue to empower you to navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

COVID-19 Resource Sharing

To assist in resource sharing during this uncertain time, CAOT-BC has compiled a folder of COVID-19 resources for occupational therapists. This consists of resources shared with CAOT-BC through forums and member emails and includes: 

  • General COVID-19 resources
  • Client education materials and resources
  • Resources for telehealth / teletherapy
  • Resources for paediatric occupational therapists
Please note that CAOT does not endorse any of these resources, tools or products. They are provided solely for the purpose of information sharing and clinical judgement should always be used in determining the appropriateness of any tools or resources for use in practice.
Thank you to the occupational therapists who shared these resources with CAOT-BC, and we welcome the sharing of additional resources (please send to 


CAOT-BC is offering opportunities for occupational therapists to join together for discussion and information sharing on topics related to practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bring your questions, resources and ideas and take this opportunity to learn from each other. 

Please note this is an opportunity for information sharing only, and does not replace advice or direction from the College of Occupational Therapists of BC.

Upcoming Sessions 

Sessions have been discontinued at this time.

Past Sessions

CAOT-BC COVID-19 Forum: Adult/Older Adult
April 6, 2020 Webinar Recording
March 30, 2020 Webinar Recording
March 23, 2020 Webinar Recording

CAOT-BC COVID-19 Forum: Paediatric
May 25, 2020 Webinar Recording
May 4, 2020 Webinar Recording
April 20, 2020 Webinar Recording
April 8, 2020 Webinar Recording
March 30, 2020 Webinar Recording
March 23, 2020 Webinar Recording

COVID-19 Resources from the College of Occupational Therapists of BC

Updates, information and resources from the college, including BC Provincial Health Officer updates can be accessed here:

COVID-19 Resources from CAOT-BC

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Dealer Contacts for Occupational Therapists (Updated April 9, 2020)

Economic Relief Available to Occupational Therapists During COVID-19 Outbreak (Updated April 8, 2020)

COVID-19 Stakeholder Updates

Update to PWD application from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (May 27, 2020)

Telehealth message and FAQ for Occupational Therapists from ICBC (March 31, 2020)

HMEDA Update: Provision of Medical Equipment during COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)

Key Messages for Medical Community from RoadSafetyBC (March 20, 2020)

Fee for Service Occupational Therapist - COVID-19 from Veterans Affairs Canada (March 18, 2020)

BC Information and Resources

BC Centre for Disease Control. (2020). Interim Guidance: Public Health Management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. **See Page 11 and 12.

BC Centre for Disease Control. (2020). Health Care Provider Support.

SafeCare BC. (2020). COVID-19.


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