Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

 Momentum (Online Mentoring Module)

“Mentorship should be considered a process, a process for growth for both the mentee and mentor based on a more experienced individual proving guidance, knowledge and support to a colleague with less experience” (Beshay & Baptiste, 2013)



CAOT’s Momentum consists of webinars that allow individuals/mentees to explore the concepts of mentorship, coaching, networking and partnering, as well as an opportunity to be matched with a mentor based on similar values, interests and professional paths. During a 3-month period, mentees and mentors are paired to address the reflective goals established by the mentee and guided by the mentor.

Mentees are:

Mentors are:

· Recent graduates of occupational therapy programs

· Internationally educated occupational therapists

· Occupational therapists re-entering the workforce

· Occupational therapists transitioning into new roles

· Seasoned occupational therapists that can share professional experience and help younger or less experienced occupational therapists with a career development path

The mentorship pair uses a reflective process with a workbook to foster dialogue and encourage mutual evaluation of the expectations and efficacy of the relationship. Momentum’s goal is to assist an occupational therapist to foster professional growth through guided reflective processes for both the mentor and the mentee. The Momentum experience is intended to open a new chapter in your professional and, often, personal life.

Speaking about Momentum, a mentor said: “It is excellent for the growth and development of individuals and thus the profession.” Momentum can help to provide the relationships and opportunities to take the next steps in your career.

Dates and Times



Monday, November 7, 2016 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Mentees only

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Mentees and mentors in separate groups

Monday, November 21, 2016 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Mentees and mentors together

Between mid-December 2016 and mid-April 2017, mentees and mentors meet at least three times

Monday, April 24, 2017 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

Mentees and mentors together

Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

Mentors only

The webinars start at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Please note the time difference if you are not participating in Eastern Time: 4:30 p.m. Pacific / 5:30 p.m. Mountain / 6:30 p.m. Central / 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 8:30 p.m. Atlantic / 9:00 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador.

Are you interested in participating as a mentee?

CAOT Members and Provisional Associates for the 2016-2017 membership year are eligible to participate. Click here to find out more about membership opportunities.


Early bird rate: $199 if you register by September 28, 2016

Regular rate: $249 if you register between September 29 and October 19, 2016

Plus applicable taxes

Registration deadline: October 20, 2016

*Due to the highly interactive and personalized nature of this program, there are limited registrations available: Maximum 15 mentees.

Are you interested in participating as a mentor?

If you are a CAOT Member for the 2016-2017 membership year and you are interested in participating as a mentor, please complete this brief survey and we will contact you should you be selected as a mentor for the fall 2016 offering. Mentors will be selected in a variety of practice settings and to correspond to the areas of growth that the mentees have indicated. Please note that not all mentors selected for the program may be paired with a mentee during this offering as a greater number of mentors than mentees are selected for the program.

Technology Requirements

For the Momentum webinars, mentees and mentors will connect via web conference and teleconference line. Access to a computer with stable Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player version 13.0 or higher will be required for the web conference to be able to view the PowerPoint slides. Access to a telephone will be required to connect to the teleconference line. If you are participating from outside of Canada or the U.S.A., please contact for more information.

*If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All refund requests must be sent in writing to the CAOT National Office. Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering.

For additional information, contact us at or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231.

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