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Notice

PREP 2019 - Pause Before You Post: Social Media Awareness.
This year’s resource is an online module. The PREP instructions, and access to the worksheet, module and quiz are contained in the link provided in a Dec. 19, 2019 email from COTM. View this email in the Recent Emails section of the Member Area.

The COTM Office will be closed Friday, January 31, 2020. We will resume office hours at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.

The COTM Office will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Louis Riel Day.  We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

A Message from COTM Council Chair

During the 2019 COTM AGM it was noted that succession planning has started in order for COTM to prepare for our Executive Director’s retirement. We wanted to clarify what that looks like in the short term.

Sharon Eadie, who has been our Executive Director for over 26 years, will retire in late 2022.  That is, her departure is not imminent.

Nevertheless, the COTM Executive Committee has begun significant work to ensure a smooth transition between Sharon and her successor.

One current aspect of the preparation was increasing the budget in the 2019-2020 fiscal year to fund additional senior professional staff. Currently, the Executive Director position is a 0.6 EFT. The added funds, which are equal to approximately another .4 EFT, will assist with managing the ever-increasing workload as well as provide for some overlap of function to support the smooth transition.

Over the next few years, members will be updated accordingly however if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to contact COTM at 204-957-1214 or OTinfo@cotm.ca

Katelyn Maruca, O.T. Reg. (MB)
COTM Council Chair