Award for Innovative Practice

This award has been established to recognize and honour the exceptional contributions of an individual occupational therapist who has shown innovation and leadership in clinical practice.


Nomination and Narrative Froms

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.

Recipients

2019 Recipient

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth is recognized as a pioneer and dedicated advocate, practitioner and educator in the field of community mental health. Liz has provided our profession with a number of ‘firsts.’ She developed the first school-based occupational therapy program in a First Nations community and the first YWCA day care program for children with disabilities. Elizabeth was one of the first occupational therapists in Canada to work in community mental health where she advocated successfully for changes to policy and funding in the Alberta mental health system. Her inspired work with The House Next Door Society has made it a model for community programming in Canada and around the world. Liz’s contributions have had a significant impact on clients’ lives and in their ability to become positive role models themselves. As a professor at the University of Alberta and an international mentor, Liz is known for developing innovative experiential learning experiences and engaging learners in inter-professional contexts to ensure that occupational therapy principles and benefits are understood and drawn upon across disciplines.

Past Recipients

Mary Forhan
2018

Karen Rebeiro Gruhl  
2017
Jenny Hardy  
2017

Briana Zur
2016

Julie Entwistle
2016

Crystal Dieleman
2015

Chris Everdell 
2015

Danielle Hogan
2015

Pat McKee
2011

Catherine (Carrie) Clark
2010

Adeena Wisenthal
2009

Marie Brine
2008

Pam Andrews
2007

Darla King
2007

Jeannette Edwards
2006


Heather Cutcliffe
2004


Susan Duff
2004


Hillary Drummond
2002


 

 
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