Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - News from Member Organisations September 2022 – Canada
Innovative Canadian Model of Occupational Participation Featured in New Book
The new Canadian Model of Occupational Participation and the Canadian Occupational Therapy Inter-Relational Practice Process Framework have been unveiled in the next evolution of the Enabling Occupation book series. Developed by co-editors Mary Egan and Gayle Restall, Promoting Occupational Participation: Collaborative Relationship-Focused Occupational Therapy / L’ergothérapie axée sur les relations collaboratives pour promouvoir la participation occupationnelle is available in English and French and features a wealth of resources from multiple worldviews. It introduces many important developments, including the process of occupational therapy as it shifts to focus on justice, equity, and rights for individuals and collectives.
Strategic Conversations Underway
CAOT’s members, board, volunteers, and staff have begun a collaborative undertaking to create a new strategic plan that will guide our direction and actions from 2023-2025. This robust planning process will articulate our current strengths and needs and set an assertive agenda for a sustainable future as we advance excellence in Canadian occupational therapy and prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2026.
Leadership Transition this Fall
It is with deep gratitude that CAOT will bid farewell to President Giovanna Boniface as her two-year term comes to an end on Sept. 30. During her tenure, she played an essential role as we navigated the many challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic. Starting Oct. 1, Phillip Wendt will serve as CAOT’s President.