The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists in achieving excellence in their professional practice. CAOT provides leadership to actively develop and promote the client-centred profession of occupational therapy In Canada and internationally.

About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) are regulated health care professionals that help people solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things they need and want to do. OTs are highly trained health care professionals that obtain their training through a university education program. Since 2008, all Canadian education programs for OTs must lead to a Master’s credential. OTs work with people of all ages and abilities. OTs define occupation as much more than a person’s chosen career, it refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life. Here are a few examples of what OTs can do:

  • Help people manage their health so they are as active and independent as possible
  • Help people with mental illness to function in their daily lives
  • Help older adults remain independent and safe as they age
  • Help people with an injury or disability find and keep a job
  • Promote health and well being
  • Work with children and their families to help them succeed in daily activities such as play
  • Learning and socializing

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CAOT Mission

Advance excellence in occupational therapy.

CAOT Vision

Occupational therapy is valued and accessible across Canada.

Who is Included in FIND an OT?

FIND an OT is not a complete listing of all occupational therapy practitioners in Canada. Inclusion is voluntary and only CAOT members who have signed up for the FIND an OT service are listed.

Professional Regulation

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the occupational therapist is currently registered to practice occupational therapy in Canada. Please check directly with the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) to locate the regulatory body in your province in order to determine the status of an occupational therapist. Please click here to visit their site. Please note that the listings of occupational therapy practices in FIND an OT are not endorsed by CAOT. The information contained in FIND an OT is subject to change without notice. CAOT may modify by changing, adding, or deleting content on the individual listings to ensure consistency, and appropriate content.