Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy Now

Occupational Therapy Now is the Association's 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. Articles in both print and on-line versions encourage discussion and debate of occupational therapy issues. Topics include clinical applications of recent research and theory, evidence-based practice, product reviews, socio-cultural, political and economic influences on occupational therapy as well as other information relevant to the profession at large. Articles appeal to anyone with an interest in occupation and its impact on health: health care practitioners, consumers, policy and decision makers and members of the general public from around the world.

Occupational Therapy Now is available in English and French.


Cover photo contest 2017 – we want your photos of occupation in Canada!
Early deadline: December 12, 2016  Deadline: January 31, 2017
View here for more details.


Call for papers - Showcase on occupational therapy community practice in CanadaSpecial issue: July 2017                    Submission deadline: February 1, 2017

View the full call for papers. For more information or to inquire about possible submissions, please contact otnow@caot.ca 


Occupational Therapy Now topic editor volunteer positions open
Occupational Therapy Now is looking for topic editors to fill vacant positions for the following OT Now Topics:

  • Indigenous Peoples and Occupational Therapy in Canada
  • Older Adults
  • Adults
  • Mental health
  • Knowledge Translation + Occupational Therapy
  • Everyday stories
  • Private Practice Insights

Topic editor responsibilities include evaluating articles for suitability for publication, providing constructive feedback to authors and assisting with the solicitation of articles. A complete description of responsibilities can be found here. Topic descriptions can be found here. To apply, send your curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your interest and experience to otnow@caot.caDeadline to apply : February 28, 2017.


Occupational Therapy Now Editorial Board positions open
Occupational Therapy Now is looking for members to fill vacant positions on the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board provides consultation, advice, and support to the Managing Editor with respect to purpose, direction, policy, ethical, and content issues of the publication.

A complete description of position responsibilities is available upon request. If you are a clinician, faculty member, or a post-professional graduate student interested in being on the Board, apply by sending your curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your interest and experience to otnow@caot.caDeadline to apply: February 1, 2017.


Subscription information (2016 rates)

Subscription to Occupational Therapy Now is included in the CAOT annual membership fee. Non-member subscription rates (institutions only) are listed below. Cheques and money orders are payable in Canadian funds.

Institutional (Canada): $61.00
Individual/Institutional (USA): $87.50
Individual/International Institutional: $104.00
Online version only $115.00
Single issue (if available): $12.50
Single issue International: $17.00

Subscription Agency click here to review CAOT's subscription policies.

To subscribe to Occupational Therapy Now, contact us by phone at 800 434-2268, ext. 243, by fax at 613 523-2552 or by e-mail.

Subscription refund policy. Refunds are only available for subscription that have not begun and are subject to a $10 service charge. Once a subscription has begun there are no refunds.

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