October is occupational therapy month in Canada

Join us in celebrating occupational therapy and advocating for occupational therapy solutions that work!

There are many ways to get involved:

Advocate on social media: “If an OT were prime minister then…”

Advocate for OT leading up to the federal election on October 21st  and once a new leader has been chosen by sharing the impact of occupational therapy solutions.

If you or one of your colleagues were prime minister, what would the impact of your policies be? How would you change the lives of Canadians?

We’ve given you some ideas below, now get creative to tell us and the rest of Canada: "If an OT were prime minister then…"

Print the PDF to share your message!

There’s just 5 easy steps to participate:

  1. Print out the blank PDF image available here
  2. Add your message in big, bright letters! Use a marker to make a bold impact.
  3. Take a selfie holding the image. 
  4. Share the photo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtags #OT365 and #ItsOurVote in your post to advocate for OT!
  5. Watch the hashtags during OT month; retweet and share other posts to help the message spread.

You could also download and share the images below on social media. Be sure to use the hashtags in your post! 

OT Month book sale

Add to your library and advance your practice with bundles of some of our most popular publications! 

CAOT volunteer showcase

Did you know that there are more than 300 members currently filling volunteer roles with CAOT?

CAOT couldn’t operate without the time, energy and skill that our members contribute to the association. Our mission of advancing excellence in occupational therapy would not move forward without volunteerism being central to the membership experience at CAOT.

This month, meet some of your colleagues who contribute to CAOT committees, programs, professional development, advocacy initiatives and more!

Click on each profile to see their full story. 

Check out the CAOT Volunteer Program: Get Involved  and decide how you might get more involved in CAOT.

Participate in World OT Day activities through the WFOT

World Occupational Therapy day falls in OT month, so on October 27, let’s go global and help promote OT around the world!

The WFOT invites you to join them in promoting and celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day 2019. The theme for this year is “Improving world health and wellbeing”.

  • WFOT is once again partnering with promotingot.org to support the OT Global Day of Service (OTGDS) that will take place on the 27th October.

  • The WFOT has a range of resources that you can use to promote World Occupational Therapy Day 2019. They can be downloaded from the WFOT Resource Centre.

  • Use the hashtag #worldOTday to tweet about occupational therapy on the 27th

Find out more about World Occupational Therapy Day 2019.


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