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Feb 10, 2023

January 26, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

Registration Fees

The Board approved the plan for increasing registration fees by up to 2% annually for a maximum of 5 years, commencing next year, for the 2024/2025 registration year. For reference, a 1% increase to current fees would be $7.44 and a 2% increase would be $14.86. Registration renewal fees for the 2023/2024 registration year remain unchanged.

The College last approved a registration fee increase 15 years ago, in 2007. The College must now increase revenue to:

  • sustain operations,
  • keep up with the pace of the growing registrant base,
  • fulfill its public protection mandate, and
  • ensure it maintains the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for unrestricted reserves. 

Details of the requirements for reserves and further information regarding the proposed change are publicly available in the January 26, 2023 Board meeting package.

A public consultation on the proposed change will be held in the spring.

Learn more about the use of College fees.

Governance Reform

In support of the ongoing commitment to governance modernization, the Board approved the following changes:

  • restructuring the electoral districts;
  • establishing a Nominations Committee; and
  • introducing committee composition requirements to reduce the the overlap between Board and statutory committees.

Further information about the changes will be shared in the coming months.

Learn more about governance and the College’s Board of Directors.

Standards of Practice

The Board approved the proposed Standards of Practice for publication. The revised Standards of Practice are principle-based, reflect the 2021 Competencies for Occupational Therapy Practice, and put public protection at the forefront. The Standards will come into effect later this year.

All current Standards remain in effect and are available online under Standards & Resources.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

The Board received the College Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Plan, which sets out how the College will address diversity, equity, and inclusion both as an employer and as a regulator. The Centre for Global Inclusion’s Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World will be used by the College as a guide to inform the strategic and operational plans. 

View the College’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion commitment and additional resources.


Learn about how the College works to protect the public.