Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Benefits and Services

CAOT offers a wide range of benefits and services to support you in your practice and to advance excellence in the Occupational Therapy profession in Canada. Select one of the categories below, or scroll through this page to learn more about the valuable resources we offer.

Insurance Coverage for your Practice 

CAOT Member Exclusives

Group Affinity Programs


Professional Development 

Advocacy and Government Relations


Insurance Coverage for your Practice

Practice in peace knowing your personal interests are protected from liability with our comprehensive and affordable insurance plans.

Canada-Wide Professional Liability Insurance Plan

Our plans protect you against liability/allegations for damages resulting from a negligent act, error, omission or malpractice arising out of your profession as an occupational therapist. Liability insurance offered through BMS Group includes sexual abuse therapy and counseling fund endorsement. This coverage also meets the requirements of all Canadian regulatory bodies.

  • For-member by-member insurance program offers the best product for occupational therapists
  • Full and cost-effective coverage
  • Enhanced coverage
  • Enhanced risk services with Risk Proof: The Risk Management Magazine for CAOT
  • Specialized pro-bono legal services with Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP - Click here for more information.

For more information, please click here.If you are not currently a CAOT Member, you may register or renew now to purchase our Canada-wide Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

Insurance for Professional Practice 

If you are incorporated or employ OTs and OTAs, you should consider additional coverage, which protects your business assets in the event that your business name is included in a statement of claim or lawsuit.

Other insurance options available to protect your business: 

  • Professional liability insurance for your clinic
  • Multi-Discipline Clinics
  • Business Package Insurance
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance


Group Affinity Programs

CAOT has partnered with a number of companies to offer you discounts on a wide range of services and products!

Sun Life Extended Health and Life Insurance Plan

This plan can help protect your income, a business you might establish, and ultimately, your lifestyle in the event that the unexpected happens. Through Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, the program combines the flexibility of an individual plan with the cost advantage of a group plan to help you take advantage of a broad range of protection benefits for you and your family.

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GoodLife Fitness Membership

Save up to 55% off of the regular individual GoodLife membership rates and get access to over 320+ GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada and Energie Cardio in Quebec.

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Flaman Fitness

Receive a 25% discount on regularly priced home-use fitness equipment and 10% off sale-priced fitness equipment at all Flaman Fitness locations and at 

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Member and Associate Assistance Program (MAAP)

This is a significant health and wellness benefit that offers members (and their families) access to short-term counselling from highly experienced and trained professionals in a variety of areas.

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Personal Home and Auto Group Insurance

offers you personalized coverage, attractive discounts and quality service. The Personal is proud to partner with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists to bring you home and auto insurance designed to suit your needs. Please note that due to provincial legislation, personal automobile insurance coverages are not available under the Insurance Program in the Provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

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Discounted book purchases from Wiley-Blackwell.

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Professional Development

Access to and acquisition of current relevant and evidence-based knowledge, skills and behaviours are the key to the development and use of best practices in occupational therapy. CAOT Offers a wide range of webinars, workshops and events to help you advance in your practice! 


Lunch and Learn WebinarsWith over 25 Lunch and Learn's each year, we will cover many interesting topics. Join us during your lunch hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. Click here for more information and to see upcoming webinars.

Member Only Water Cooler Talks Join us for FREE on scheduled Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. Click here for more information and to see upcoming Water Cooler Talks.

Management MondaysJoin us for FREE on scheduled Mondays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST. Click here for more information and to see upcoming Management Monday Webinars.

CAOT Workshops We offer a wide range of evidence-based and hands-on education in cities across Canada. Click here for more information and to see upcoming Workshops.

Momentum (Online Mentoring Module) allows individuals/mentees to explore the concepts of mentorship, coaching, networking and partnering. Click here for more information.

CAOT National Conference

CAOT Members and Associates receive significant discounts on tickets to our National Conference each year.

Join us in Charlottetown, PE for the CAOT 2017 Conference.

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CAOT Member Exclusives


Helping people find the occupational therapy services they need!

Be Listed! Be Found! FIND an OT is a directory that is accessible by anyone looking for an OT in Canada. Occupational Therapists who are members of CAOT may register to become listed.  Click here for more information.


All full members of CAOT receive a FREE membership with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists - the official international organization for the promotion of occupational therapy.

Advantages of your WFOT membership include:

  • the semi-annual WFOT Bulletin – WFOT’s international professional journal
  • opportunities to develop international networks by interacting with colleagues from around the globe
  • eligibility to apply for research awards
  • access to Occupational Therapists International Online Network
  • generous discounts on products and promotional items offered for sale in WFOT’s online store
  • pre-release downloads of the latest FREE publications and promotional materials up to 12 months before they are released publicly

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CAOT Product Recognition ProgramHelping the public and occupational therapists make informed choices

CAOT’s Product Recognition Program (PRP) benefits both members and consumers. CAOT members conduct a comprehensive professional review of submitted products, publish a consumer report and award a CAOT Seal of Recognition to applicant organizations that meet PRP’s rigorous criteria. The Seal can then be used in product advertising, to help occupational therapists and consumers make informed choices.

Products recognized by the CAOT Product Recognition Program.

Funding Opportunities
through the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF), which offers several grants and scholarships each year. Click here for more information

Free Access to CAOT Periodicals and Publications
Access online journals including the Journal of Occupational Science, and the American (AJOT), Australian (AOTJ), British (BJOT), Hong Kong (HKJOT), Indian (IJOT), New Zealand (NZJOT), South African (SAJOT) (limited access) journals. Click here for more information

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT)The journal fosters the advancement and growth of research, theory and practice in occupational therapy. Click here for more information.

Occupational Therapy Now OT Now is our occupational therapy practice magazine and is published six times a year. Occupational Therapy Now provides occupational therapists with information to meet the challenges of their day-to-day practice. Click here for more information.

Risk Proof: The Risk Management Magazine for CAOTExclusive risk management and insurance magazine that provides evidence-informed educational and practical client safety resources. Click here for more information.

Discountson publications, conference and a variety of products, all listed on this page.


Advocacy & Government  Relations 

Monthly Occupational Therapy ResourcesPackages on a different area of practice each month. Click here for more information.

Representation to GovernmentCAOT holds yearly meetings with Members of Parliament from across the country and parties. Click here for more information.

Partnerships With International, National and Provincial Groups     as well as associations and Lobby Groups to support the growth of the Occupational Therapy profession in Canada. Click here for more information

Extended Health Insurance Lobby
CAOT has made a concerted effort to have changes made to extended health benefit plans to ensure that occupational therapy services and occupational therapists are covered. Click here for more information

Position StatementsCAOT has published statements on a variety of relevant topics, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Driver Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy in Primary Care. Click here for more information.



CAOT offers a number of ways you can connect with your occupational therapy colleagues across Canada.

Occupational Therapy Networks
CAOT's online networks connect you with colleagues and allow you to exchange information regarding research and practice. Click here for more information

CAOT’S Social Media
CAOT is active across a number of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Instagram, YouTube and Google+. Become involved with the larger online occupational therapy community and share relevant and timely information about Occupational Therapy, CAOT Membership and more. Click here for more information


CAOT National ConferenceCAOT's annual Conferences are a great chance to connect and build relationships with occupational therapists, students of occupational therapy, occupational therapist assistants and other stakeholders in the occupational therapy profession from across the country. Click here for more information

National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam

CAOT is the administrator of the NOTCE, and offers a number of resources to help you prepare for the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination (NOTCE).

If you have any questions regarding your member benefits and services, please do not hesitate to contact our Membership Services Representatives at 1-800-434-CAOT (2268)- Vickie (bilingual) x 221 and Chris x 246
or email

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