To find an occupational therapist closest to you,
use our OT Finder.
Occupational therapists work in a number of settings; for example
In the community: Home care, specialized services, health boards, community health centres, clinics, community action groups, workers compensation boards, and government.
In institutions: Acute care hospitals, long term care hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes and mental health centres.
In business/insurance companies, construction/architectural firms.
In private industry, rehabilitation companies, and private practice.
Finding an Occupational Therapist
Individuals seeking access to occupational therapy services are advised to consider the following:
- Use the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists “OT Finder” database to search for on occupational therapists in your region.
- Contact local hospitals or health care centers to access to outpatient or community based services covered under the provincial health insurance plan
- Consult family physicians or other health care professionals for referral information to occupational therapists in your community
- Consult the Yellow Pages for listing of occupational therapists in the community
- Search the Internet for occupational therapists serving your community
- Request occupational therapy services from your insurance company
- Contact the occupational therapy organizations in your province. See www.caot.ca for a listing of occupational therapy associations in Canada