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Dec 8, 2022

Opportunity: Seeking 5 OTs for Professional Committee Appointments to College Statutory Committees

The College is seeking:

  • 2 occupational therapists to serve on the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee.
  • 1 occupational therapist to serve on the Patient Relations Committee.
  • 1 occupational therapist to serve on the Fitness to Practice Committee
  • 1 occupational therapist to serve on the Discipline Committee.

We invite you to apply to the College for appointment to a committee. Each appointment is for a 3-year term. In your expression of interest, please indicate your preferred committee or committees. Resumes are kept on file for one year. If you are not appointed with this call, you may be contacted for a future opportunity.

At this time, there are opportunities on the following four committees:

Inquiries Complaints and Reports Committee: reviews concerns about an occupational therapist’s practice that have been brought to the attention of the College.

Patient Relations Committee: develops and oversees the Patient Relations Program. Core elements of the program include: development of standards of practice for registrants; educating the profession, Board and staff about sexual abuse, conflict of interest, and professional boundaries; informing the public about these issues; and, administering the Sexual Abuse Therapy and Counselling Fund.

Fitness to Practise Committee: holds hearings to decide if an occupational therapist has physical or mental problems that make them unfit to practise.

Discipline Committee: holds hearings when cases are referred to it that allege an occupational therapist is guilty of professional misconduct or incompetence.

All candidates are to:

  • Be currently registered with the College.
  • Not be currently serving on the Board, Panels, or any other role in the College.
  • Understand the role and mandate of the College.
  • Have access to a secure and reliable internet connection that is not publicly accessible.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria as per the Policy on the Approval of Supervisors and Other Agents of the College.

Additionally, the College considers:

  • Geographic location to try and balance district representation.
  • Experience with virtual procedures, including interfacing with technology to attend meetings and review documents.
  • Experience with committees, group work, and collaboration.
  • Experience writing guidelines and/or educational materials.

Term and time commitment:

  • Registrants may be appointed for a maximum of two three-year terms.
  • Committee meetings are held during business hours, virtually or in-person, and appointees must be available to participate.
  • Meeting frequency and preparation time varies. View additional information about each committee.

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our opportunities. Accommodations for participation are available.

For more information or to indicate your interest in this opportunity, please provide your resume to Andjelina Stanier, Bilingual Executive Assistant to the Registrar & CEO by January 15, 2023: astanier@coto.org.