Research and Funding Opportunities

CAOT supports the dissemination of research activities and funding opportunities that advance the practice of occupational therapy in Canada. Researchers have the opportunity to post surveys and calls for recruitment on this Research Listing.  To request consideration for posting, please complete the electronic form or contact Tracy Jolliffe for specific questions about this opportunity at or at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 241.

CAOT encourages its members to be active participants in building the body of evidence supporting the profession of occupational therapy.

DisclaimerCAOT’s acceptance to post a research opportunity is not an endorsement of the research project. The posted opportunities have not been subject to a methodological quality review by CAOT. For concerns related to a specific posting, please contact the principal investigator designated in the invitation letter. 

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no fee for this service.

CAOT Initiatives


Survey of Canadian Occupational Therapists Regarding Military, Veteran and Family Health

You are being invited to participate in a study that explores how occupational therapists in Canada understand and prepare to address the unique health issues of military personnel, Veterans, and their families.

Participation involves the completion of an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. Please note that participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to decline or withdraw participation at any time for any reason without consequence. You can decline participation by disregarding this post and you can stop participation by quitting the survey if you have already begun.  

If you wish to participate in the study please click on the "take this survey" button to the right of this posting. Please carefully read the informed consent information before starting the survey. You are providing consent to participate by clicking the “next” button at the bottom of the “Informed Consent and Study Information” page and proceeding through the survey. 

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator, Dr. Heidi Cramm, via telephone at 613-533-6094 or via email at

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Online Technology for Occupational Therapy (OT4OT) is collaborating with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) to explore the role of occupational therapy in supporting well-being in a "Tech-Saturated World" (Pew Research Centre, 2018).

The findings of this survey will be used to build a shared understanding of the priorities for supporting skill development within the profession.

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, managers of occupational therapy services, students, educators, and researchers are invited to participate in this voluntary survey, which should take about 10 minutes to complete. For more information please follow the link to the survey:

Questions can be forwarded to the Principal Coordinating Researcher, Anita Hamilton: , the Principal Researcher, Merrolee Penman: or the World Federation of Occupational Therapists 

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IDDSI International Stakeholder Survey: Soft [but not necessarily bite-sized]

IDDSI has received a number of questions suggesting that people are looking for a label and testing methods for foods that are ‘soft’ but not necessarily served in ‘bite-sized’ pieces (e.g. without particle size restriction). Specifically, “how do we order ‘soft’ whole foods (e.g. omelette, fish), while avoiding things like nuts, tough meats, stringy/fibrous foods, etc?”

In order to address this question we have created a short international stakeholder survey and we would appreciate your input. The survey should take no more than 4 minutes to complete and can be found here:

The survey will be open from: 25 June -31 July 2018

Please feel free to circulate the survey link widely. Thank you for your help. We look forward to sharing the results in upcoming e-bites and on the IDDSI web-site.

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Currently, despite the significant potential of occupational therapy for individuals with ID, there is a lack of knowledge of the multiple roles of occupational therapists. The purpose of this study is to provide a portrait of occupational therapy practice for clients aged between 6 and 30 years old with intellectual disability of all levels. The result from this study will provide a more complete and accurate understanding of the different roles of occupational therapist with this clientele, thus promoting a better linkage between rehabilitation services and establishing a common foundation for developing knowledge about this population. To participate, you must have accumulated at least 1 year of experience with clients with ID aged from 6 to 30 years.

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