Life Membership

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists will grant Life Membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists in accordance with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists By-Laws.

Life Membership Nomination Form

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Life Membership Recipients


2018 Recipients

Jane McPhee

Jane is recognized as an outstanding leader and tireless advocate for the advancement of occupational therapy practice, locally in Saskatoon and Saskatchewan, as well as on the national stage through ongoing committee involvement with CAOT.

Patricia Rigby

Dr. Rigby has significantly influenced the profession in Canada and internationally through her contributions to the development and publication of the PEO model and bringing to the forefront the importance of play and child-centred play-based experiences.

Ann Bossers

Ann is recognized for her outstanding leadership in OT education and fieldwork over the last 30 years, as a pioneer in competency-based fieldwork education, and for her role as an exceptional international ambassador for OT.


Past Recipients

2017 - Susan Stanton
2016 - Lynda Lowry Rayner
2015 - Huguette Picard
2015 - Pat McKee
2015 - Sandra Hobson
2014 - Mary Gray
2014 - Mary Law
2012 - Anne Carswell
2011 - Thelma Sumsion
2011 - Elizabeth Townsend
2006 - Muriel Westmorland

Previous Recipients

Andrée Forget
Anthea Cammell
B. Kate Coffman
Barbara O'Shea
Elizabeth B. Bell
Grace M. Wilson
Isobel Robinson
Jean Burton
Joan L. Hannah
Judith Irwin
Marilyn Conibear
Micheline H. Marazzani
P. Anne Gaylard
Sheilagh J. McCullagh
Shirley Salomon

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