Leadership

CAOT President  

Nicola MacNaughton, CAOT Presidents

Catherine Backman, PhD, Reg. OT (BC), FCAOT

As of October 1, 2018, we are pleased to announce Catherine Backman as President and Chair of the CAOT Board of Directors. Catherine will serve a two-year term and looks forward to engaging with members from across the country and around the world, as well as developing a new strategic plan with contributions from members, board and staff.

Catherine is passionate about teaching occupational therapy and is Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at The University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada. She is no stranger to volunteer positions with professional organizations and has contributed extensively to CAOT throughout her 36-year career, including as Secretary, board director and on the CJOT Editorial Board and the CAOT-BC Advisory Committee. Among her many distinguished awards, Catherine was CAOT’s Muriel Driver Memorial Lecturer in 2005 and is a CAOT Fellow.

Catherine can be reached through board@caot.ca

CAOT Executive Director

Nicola MacNaughton, CAOT Presidents


Suzanne Maurice, CHRP

Suzanne Maurice (CHRP), Director of Administration at CAOT, has assumed the interim role of Executive Director (ED) until the selection of a new senior officer is complete and the candidate is in place at the national office.  The ED search is progressing well, the search committee is impressed with the candidates, and the new Executive Director should be announced soon. Suzanne’s work is supported by the CAOT Board of Directors and CAOT staff. You can reach her at smaurice@caot.ca






CAOT Board of Directors 2018-2019

President  Catherine Backman Vancouver, BC
Vice-Chair             Christine Fleming  Saskatoon, SK
Secretary  Melissa Greene Conception Bay, NL
Treasurer Jutta Hinrichs Calgary, AB
British Columbia    
Alberta Shaniff Esmail  Edmonton, AB
Saskatchewan Suzanne Lendvoy Regina, SK
Manitoba     Lisa Diamond-Burchuk  Winnipeg, MB
Ontario Phillip Wendt Glenburnie, ON
Quebec  Martine Brousseau Trois-Rivières
Nova Scotia Terry McLaughlin Cow Bay, NS
Prince Edward Island   Marilee Miller     Charlottetown, PE
New Brunswick Claudia Martin Charlo, NB
Newfoundland 
and Labrador
Sarah Burt 

Mount Pearl, NL

Northwest Territories/
Nunavut/Yukon   
Cathy McNeil Whitehorse, YK
External Member Dirk Silversides Regina, SK
WFOT Director Andrew Freeman Quebec City, QC

The CAOT Board likes to hear from you.  Please direct any inquiries to board@caot.ca


Board Nominations

If you have a vision for occupational therapy in Canada and want to influence positive change for the profession on the national level, then CAOT needs you! We are looking for potential candidates with initiative, creativity, foresight, and a keen desire to promote and manage the activities and affairs of the association.

We are accepting nominations for several board positions: 


CAOT Board Meeting Dates

Friday, November 16, 2018, 8:30am to 5pm Local Time and Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:30am to 3pm in Ottawa, Ontario

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12pm to 2pm Eastern Time, Board Meeting teleconference

Monday, March 25, 2019 12pm to 1pm Eastern Time, AGM

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12pm to 1pm Eastern Time, Board Meeting teleconference

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