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Quality Assurance Program

Quality matters. The QA program is designed to help occupational therapists reflect on their roles and responsibilities, and identify new learning to ensure they are practicing competently.  We do this by having occupational therapists participate in continuous quality improvement activities that reflect evolving practice and the expectations for safe, effective and ethical services.  

This is fostered through activities that enable ongoing professional learning such as:

  • self-reflection,
  • online education, and
  • competency assessment.

Quality Assurance activities are designed by occupational therapists and are founded on core resources such as the Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada, the Code of Ethics, and Standards of Practice. Insights from research and data also help to shape the activities. Each has the goal of helping to identify strengths and areas for development in occupational therapy practice.

The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 requires the College to have a Quality Assurance program to support the mandate to protect the public and requires all occupational therapists to participate. A declaration is made at registration and each year during annual renewal.