A young boy in a wheelchair shares a laugh with his female occupational therapist who is kneeling beside him.
A senior woman smiles and talks with her female occupational therapist while preparing some food in her home.
A man wearing a hard hat in a wheel chair reviews and discusses a blue print with another man also wearing a hard hat.

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Notice

The COTM Office will be closed during the Holiday Season from: December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019.
We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

October is the time of Occupational Therapy Month celebrations and Annual General Meetings for both COTM and the Manitoba  Society of Occupational Therapists and of course a huge shift in the seasons – something that can be both invigorating and disconcerting.

For the first time since 1994, COTM and MSOT will not be convening our AGM’s as part of one event.  Sharing the arrangements was one of three operational initiatives that the two organizations agreed to as part of the Manitoba Occupational Therapy Organizations Review (euphemistically known as MOTOR).  MSOT and COTM also committed to sharing office space and conducting joint renewal; arrangements that continue to this day ... 24 years later.

COTM will hold its first AGM using Go-to-Webinar on October 24th, while the MSOT meeting will offer in-person and virtual means of participating in their October 16th event. Though both organizations are committed to reducing any duplication of effort and costs to our members, our meeting needs have diverged.  I hope that you, as an occupational therapist in Manitoba, will join each of these opportunities to exercise your member rights and obligations and to learn of the activities of COTM and MSOT.  Regardless of changes to COTM’s quorum requirements, the COTM Council is keen for you to participate.

In the meantime, Happy OT Month!

Sharon Eadie, O.T. Reg. (MB)
COTM Executive Director