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



Determining the Knowledge Gaps of Occupational Therapists in Indigenous Health
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada published a document that summarizes the findings of the commission in relation to the historic relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Government of Canada. In response to the findings, the TRC presented calls to action with the purpose of engaging Canadians in the process of reconciliation. At present, a need exists for the occupational therapy profession in Canada to respond to the calls to action to engage in reconciliation. In conjunction with the Occupational Therapy and Aboriginal Health Network, we developed a national needs survey to determine the knowledge gaps of occupational therapists in relation to Indigenous health with the intent of identifying steps to address the gaps and to inform the response of the profession to the TRC.
(Jan 15 - Apr 6, 2019)

Take the survey
Medically at-risk drivers: The road to developing evidence-based fitness to drive guidelines 
University of Saskatchewan is leading a 6-year study aimed at determining the most effective way for assessing medically at-risk drivers. Presently, there are no standardized methods for assessing fitness to drive as there are no batteries of tools/tests that can be used to predict safe driving. To address this issue, data from occupational therapists who conduct comprehensive driving evaluations will be collected in three provinces: Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
(Dec 6 - April 30, 2019)
Contact the study

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