A West Coast Welcome from the 2013 Host Committee
The 2013 CAOT Conference Organizing Committee warmly welcomes guests to Victoria, City of Gardens on our “Island in the Pacific”!
The CAOT 2013 Conference Committee and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists is delighted to invite you to Canada’s lovely West Coast. The Conference theme: “The Future is here: Leading Solutions”, speaks to the enabling role of occupational therapists and occupational scientists, in providing people centered care and research to clients in a range of settings, such as the home, hospital, school, community or work place. Occupational therapists spearhead solutions, whatever their areas of expertise, whether it is state of the art research, thinking outside the box or putting innovative concepts into practice.
British Columbian occupational therapists are pioneers and leading the way with great pride in successfully establishing the first provincial branch of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, known as CAOT-BC. CAOT-BC supports professional development and representation endeavors in British Columbia and Canada. Its priorities are aligned with both CAOT and the needs of occupational therapy practitioners in British Columbia. The Social Committee is happily engaged in planning for the myriad ways in which to enrich your experience of Victoria. Activities include The Pickle Pub Crawl Gala dinner at the Empress Hotel, with a downtown conference location with access to many of Victoria’s amenities. We are eager to show you the west coast of our great country: Coastal and Olympic mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Georgia Strait, the Inner Harbor, Dallas Road and our famous Garden City.
We are proud of our city and coupled with an exciting scientific and professional agenda, the conference committee is confident that you will find many ways to ensure your time in Victoria is productive, meaningful, enjoyable and memorable. Look for the conference “hub” where we will be present to welcome you.
Looking forward to meeting you in May!
Your 2013 Conference Host Committee:
Co-Convenors: Caroline Ehmann and Susan Gmitroski
Committee Chairs: Julia Oland (Social), Allison Patterson (Volunteers), Andrea Bowden (Registration), Melissa Lee (Students), Michelle Dalzell (Pre-conference workshops) and Julie Longo (Accessibility)
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