WFOT Newsletter: February 2021
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Start Planning for CAOT Conference 2022: Hybrid
Registration is now open for CAOT’s 2022 Conference: Hybrid, which is taking place in Whistler, B.C. from May 4-7. With both in-person and virtual options available, don’t miss your chance to learn, connect, and reflect at this annual event that features more than 200 sessions available on a wide range of topics. Early bird pricing is in effect until March 16.
Canadian OT Receives Highest Honour
CAOT congratulates occupational therapist Helene Polatajko who was recently awarded the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. An internationally acclaimed researcher, educator, and practitioner, Helene was granted the title of Officer of the Order of Canada for her work in advancing the understanding of developmental coordination disorder in children. She joins three other Canadian OTs – Rachel Thibeault, Karen Goldenberg, and Mary Law – who have previously been appointed to this honour as recognition of their outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
New Practice Resource Hub Now Live
CAOT has launched its new online Practice Resource Hub to provide relevant, reliable, and diverse bilingual resources that reflect best guidelines related to dozens of different practice areas within occupational therapy for OTs, OTAs, and students. Available to its paying members, the platform includes a search function that allows the filtering of results by area of practice and format, such as websites, evidence, mega resources, etc.