We’re celebrating YOU during CAOT Member Appreciation Week!

Learn, save, and have a chance to win great prizes! Take advantage of additional member discounts, free professional development opportunities, and several chances to win valuable prizes during our Member Appreciation Week. We’ll be giving away useful products from our corporate associates, FIND an OT listings, a CAOT Ready for Work Bundle, and much more. Just by being part of the CAOT community, you’ll be entered to win our grand prize- FREE membership and insurance (if applicable) for 2019-2020.

With something for everyone on our themed days, we hope you’ll join us in the celebration. Watch your email for more information and how you can get involved every day from February 4 to 8, 2019.

Monday February 4, 2019: Discount day

Today marks the beginning of our second annual Member Appreciation Week, a whole week dedicated to giving back to you. Starting today, take advantage of savings on popular CAOT publications and several CAOT Practice Evidence Webinars at no cost. 

Publications sale

From February 4 th through Sunday February 10 th, CAOT is offering an additional 30% off three of our already discounted books and eBooks. Choose from these three titles:

    Action Over Inertia

    Recovery Education Program: For Inpatient Mental Health Providers


Coping Strategies to Promote Occupational Engagement and Recovery: A Program Manual for Occupational Therapists and Other Care Providers

Free CAOT Practice Evidence Webinars  

As a thank you to you, we are offering you five complimentary Practice Evidence Webinars from February 4, 2019 to February 10, 2019.  Practice Evidence Webinars (formerly CAOT Lunch & Learn webinars) provide evidence-informed, occupation-based and practical resources and information that occupational therapists can take away and apply in their practice. These webinars are recorded and made available as On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinars following the live presentation. To successfully access the presentation handouts and certificates, please use one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.   

We thank the webinar presenters for their contribution to Member Appreciation Week 2019. They would greatly appreciate  if you took a moment to share your feedback  

“Facilitating ‘seamless’ transitions for adolescents with disabilities through skill development” presented by Stephanie Davies  

“Choosing coping strategies to promote engagement and recovery; an approach using Kolb’s adult learning model” presented by Theresa Straathof and Mary McNamara  

“Evaluation and treatment of medication management” presented by Dr. Jaclyn Schwartz  

“Creating and implementing a graduated return-to-work plan” presented by Carol Woloszyn  

« Comment évaluer le respect des limitations fonctionnelles selon les bonnes méthodes de travail et non pas selon les méthodes déficientes » présenté par Lucie Dupont  

Did you know our News and Resources Webinars are always free for CAOT members?

Check out the On-Demand News & Resources Webinars that you can watch at any time and bookmark our Events listing to see all upcoming Webinars, including the free options! Our recent News and Resources Webinar on “Economic evidence for occupational therapy” is a great resource for all occupational therapy professionals:

“Economic evidence for occupational therapy: Using the Occupational Therapy Now special issue to build capacity”

Presented by: Andrew Freemen and Nadine Larivière

Within the context of health care and related services, in which tremendous competition exists for available resources, not only is it necessary to demonstrate that occupational therapy makes a difference for clients, but also that it makes economic sense. Our profession’s collective capacity to develop and use economic evidence must be expanded—capacity in this context involves not only having access to a more substantial body of economic evidence, but also, importantly, being competent consumers and communicators of this research evidence.

Watch the recording

Open the presentation handout

Tuesday February 5, 2019: FIND an OT day

Be Listed! Be Found! FIND an OT is an online directory for anyone looking for an OT in Canada and is a CAOT member-exclusive benefit. CAOT occupational therapist members who have listings on FIND an OT as of Sunday, February 10 th will automatically be entered into a draw for an ‘Option 4’ listing for 2019-2020, valued at $100! There will be one winner per province/ territory.

Register now for your FREE listing to be entered into the draw: simply  login to My Account , locate the FIND an OT menu on the left side of the page and click the “Create my FREE FIND an OT Profile” link and you are on your way!

Wednesday February 6, 2019: Corporate Associate Day

Today we are featuring our Corporate Associates: did you know we partner with organizations, companies, and service providers that share our professional interests, values and goals? We are proud to share information about our Corporate Associates’ mission, products, and services that can help provide solutions for occupational therapists and their clients. Find out more or  join CAOT as a Corporate Associate . All our Corporate Associates will automatically be entered into a draw for one ¼ page ad in OT Now.

We have had several products provided to us by some of our corporate associates that we will be giving away. All CAOT members and associates are automatically entered to win!

  • Six Handybars from Stander: The HandyBar by Stander is the ultimate automotive safety tool. The HandyBar allows the user to easily sit or stand safely while entering or exiting their vehicle, offering support and protection from falls.



  • Three Munchable necklaces: Munchables kids’ chew necklaces are perfect not only as fashion accessories, but also for children that chew. Munchables chewelry provide a safe alternative to chewing on collars, cuffs, fingers. Made of durable, BPA-free, 100% food-grade silicone, Munchables can reduce anxiety and boost confidence.



  • Nest Learning Thermostat from The Personal: The Personal is committed to helping protect your home and auto and save you money with coverage, attractive discounts and quality service. This thermostat programs itself and helps save energy.


Thursday February 7, 2019: Student’s day

Today we’re recognizing the future occupational therapists of Canada.  CAOT Student Associates studying occupational therapy will automatically be entered into a draw to win a  NOTCE "Ready for Work" Bundle, Option #1 - valued at $259.00! The bundle ensures a seamless transition from being a post graduate student to a fully-insured occupational therapist. It includes:

  • NOTCE Study Guide and Practice Exam
  • First Year Membership with CAOT
  • CAOT Professional Liability Insurance
  • BONUS: Access to the original NOTCE Study Guide and Practice Exam (TOTEM/TOTE), which provides you with 200 extra practice questions!

If you know any students of occupational therapy, invite them to register with CAOT to take advantage of all our  member benefits  and be entered to win this draw. All CAOT Student Associates studying occupational therapy registered as of Sunday, February 10 th will be entered into the draw.

Friday February 8, 2019: New graduate day

Today is for all the occupational therapists who are just starting out their career- our new grads. All new graduate members are automatically entered to win a draw for one of our NEW “Easy choice: Practice bundles” (available by the end of February 2019) - featuring five On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinars in a specific area of practice of your choosing; the perfect resource to start your career. A $100 value!


All draws for prizes will take place at 3 pm EST on Monday, February 11 th, and include random draws for:

  • 1 x "Ready for Work" Bundle for an occupational therapy student
  • 13 x FIND an OT Option #4 listings (1 per province/territory) for OTs with current listings in FIND an OT
  • 1 x Grand prize- membership and insurance (if applicable) for 2019-2020 for a lucky CAOT Member or Associate
  • 1 x ¼ page ad space in OT Now for a Corporate Associate
  • 6 x Stander Handybars for a member or associate
  • 3 x Munchable necklaces for a member or associate
  • 1 x Nest Learning Thermostat from The Personal for a member or associate


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