CAOT-North Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year Award

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – North will recognize members living in Yukon, Nunavut or North West Territories who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession throughout his or her career. Only one (1) award will be granted each year. Nominations for this Award will be considered annually but the Award will be made only when recognition is merited in accordance with stated criteria. Nominators whose nomination is unsuccessful in a particular year may allow the nomination to stand for a maximum of three successive years.

Submit a nomination

Award nomination deadline is December 1st.


2019 Recipient
George Kokuryo

George has distinguished himself in the Yukon as an adaptable and solution-focused practitioner who is committed to creating structural change to support the occupational therapy profession in Canada’s North. His work in the Continuing Care division of Home Care in Whitehorse has led to greater efficiency and effectiveness in occupational therapists’ and occupational therapist assistants’ service delivery in long term care homes. He has also initiated improvements to ensure organizational support for new occupational therapists. George has personally supported many occupational therapists across the territory with seating assessments. He is well liked by colleagues and clients alike and is known for his commitment to client care- often going the extra mile to establish rapport, build trust, and meet the unique needs of Northern populations.

Past Recipients

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