Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Benefits and Services

Professional Liability Insurance Plan

Protects 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 legal services with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Gowlings) - Click here for more information.

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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.

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

Group Affinity Programs

  • CAOT Extended Insurance Plan can help protect your income, a business you might establish, and ultimately, your lifestyle, in the event 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.
  • 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
  • Member and Associate Assistance Program (MAAP) 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.
  • BarkBuilder website design platform offers exclusive rates for an extremely flexible and robust content management system.
  • 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.
  • Discounts on publications, conference and a variety of products.
  • Discount on ALL book purchases from Wiley-Blackwell.

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

Advocacy & Government  Relations

Find An OT

Launching October 2015- Find an OT 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. All members will have the option of becoming listed. For more information click here.


  • CAOT’S Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ connects you with the larger online occupational therapy community and relevant and timely information.
  • CAOT’s Occupational Therapy Networks connect you with colleagues and allow you to exchange information regarding research and practice
  • New FREE WFOT allows you access to a wide range of benefits and discounts in addition to joining a global occupational therapy community

CAOT Periodicals and Publications

  • Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT)  fosters advancement and growth of research, theory and practice in occupational therapy.
  • 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.
  • Risk Proof: The Risk Management Magazine for CAOT is the Risk management and insurance magazine that provides evidence-informed educational and practical client safety resources. 
  • Access online journals including the American (AJOT), Australian (AOTJ), British (BJOT), Hong Kong (HKJOT), Indian (IJOT), New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy (NZJOT), South African (SAJOT) (limited access) and  Journal of Occupational Science

CAOT Member Exclusive

  • Use of OT(C) with signature. Members are entitled to use the initials O.T.(C) or Erg (C) after their names where not prohibited by provincial/territorial law. It is the responsibility of the member to determine eligilibility to use the initials.
  • Funding through the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF), which offers several grants and scholarships each year.
  • CAOT Members Pins

National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination  (NOTCE)

If you have any questions regarding your member benefits and services, please do not hesitate to contact Chantal Houde, our Membership Services Representative at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 236, or email

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