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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Childhood Arthritis Hand Assessment Technology Survey

University of Saskatchewan Engineering students aim to design a device to quantitatively assess hand function in children with arthritis. The project’s first phase is to conduct a survey of care providers to ascertain the need for and desired features of such a device. The survey takes 3 minutes to complete.
(Nov 7 - Jan 7, 2019)

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The profile of knowledge brokers in the rehabilitation field across Canada

The field of knowledge translation (KT) promotes the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) in healthcare. Currently, there is a paucity of data related to the work and occupations of Canadian KBs, limiting the ability of health care organizations to deploy KBs effectively in rehabilitation settings. The aim of this study is to describe the personal and professional characteristics, roles and activities, and training of KBs working to promote the uptake of research evidence across Canadian rehabilitation settings.
(Oct 18 - Dec 31, 2018)

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Substance use among Canadian professionals

Invitation for Research Participants: Let's talk openly about your use of substances. Anonymously share your experiences and perspectives. Participation options include the following components: a) an online survey, b) App daily tracking, c) telephone interview. For information about this study, participation options, and how to participate, visit:
(Oct 7 - Dec 5, 2018)

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Use of Title by Occupational Therapists—A Survey of Therapist Interests

Invitation for occupational therapists to share their thoughts about the use of title “occupational therapist” in retirement or alternative titles under a regulatory college. More information may be found within the questionnaire link.
(Oct 11 - Dec 10, 2018)

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Therapeutic alliance tension and repair in Psychotherapy Practices: A Psychotherapy Practice Research Network study

Free professional development training and ongoing case consultation for regulated professionals practicing psychotherapy who enrolled in the Psychotherapy Practice Research Network CIHR funded study on therapeutic alliance.
(Oct.22 - Dec 21, 2018)

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