Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists


90 years strong


CAOT members are part of a community of over 9,000 occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapist assistants (OTAs), students, retired OTs, and organizations from across Canada who speak with a unified voice in support of excellence in occupational therapy. Occupational therapists in BC and QC are also members of their respective provincial chapters, with additional regional support.

2016-2017 online renewal is now open! 




 CAOT members are surveyed at least once a year regarding the CAOT products, services and benefits that they value most. These are your…

Top 10 reasons to join

ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATION CAOT provides national leadership in bringing occupational therapy messages to key influencers and decision makers, to advance the profession.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAOT is your career partner for life. Evidence-informed webinars, workshops, and events give you the skills and confidence you need to excel at your practice. All at special member pricing.

The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT), your scientific journal, is published five times per year. OT Now, your practice magazine, is published six times a year. OT Weekly delivers the latest e-news each week. It’s timely, relevant information you can trust.

SENSE OF COMMUNITY CAOT members share and network. Our annual conference convenes the profession. Member Knowledge Exchanges bring the association to your doorstep. Twitter and Facebook connect followers with stories and ideas.

Over 96% of members purchase our Canada-wide insurance protection to risk-proof their practice. We partner with BMS Group to bring you comprehensive, affordable protection designed for occupational therapists. Your complimentary Risk Proof magazine is enclosed.

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT Exclusive member invites. Author a book, review a product, volunteer, submit a nomination, be a speaker, join an occupational therapy network, answer a survey or converse on social media. Become an advocate!

PRACTICE RESOURCES CAOT fosters evidence-based practice. Access to publications, research, networks, online journals, position statements, and materials enabling lifelong learning.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE Your CAOT membership team responds to each and every inquiry with knowledgeable advice and friendly support. Call us at 1-800-434-CAOT (2268) or email us for assistance.

MEMBER DISCOUNTS CAOT membership pays itself back. Save on publications, professional development, our annual conference, GoodLife Fitness, and more!

PERSONAL AND FAMILY PROTECTION Special member pricing on The Personal Home and Auto Group Insurance, Sun Life Extended Health and Life Insurance Plan, and Member and Associate Assistance Program (MAAP).



See our OTA benefits and services page for more information on the OTA-specific benefits and services, and the Member benefits and services page for more information on the benefits available to OT members, retired members and students.

A wide selection of products, great offers and more. THE CAOT STORE