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** 2021-2022 registration renewal is open. See the Current Renewal webpage in the Member Area. **

Please be advised we will not be monitoring phone calls & emails on Good Friday, April 2 and Easter Monday, April 5, 2021. We will re-open on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. 

As of Friday, March 20, the 120 Maryland St. office is closed however we continue to operate with all staff working from home. We will be answering emails and will be monitoring the phone. If you call the office, please leave your email address as this may be the most efficient way to be back in touch with you.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

Each day we await the email update or news broadcast regarding the pandemic. It creates a wave of emotions – optimism that the Manitoba case numbers are improving, worry and sadness that the northern communities are experiencing increased cases, concern that the vaccine roll out may be disrupted and hope that vaccinations will be the beginning of the end of the pandemic as we know it.

Life seems to have settled into a routine – albeit such as different one – for COTM staff and so many others I talk with. Nevertheless, the disruptions remain and new questions emerge daily.  We try to provide significant guidance and information on the COTM COVID-19 Update page https://cotm.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-update . However as in non-pandemic times, COTM is not in the position to instruct you in clinical practice and implementation of the public health guidelines. Nevertheless, please direct your questions, and we will support you in whatever manner we legitimately can.

In mid-December the pandemic response included the Ministerial Order that enabled occupational therapists taking on work as vaccinators. There are key features that must be in place for this to be acceptable so please read the Order with care. And be in touch with me should you have specific questions. https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/orders/_pdf-order.php?ord=2020-12-09  A key feature of the order relates to the training. If you have taken anything other than the Red River College (RRC) course you should be in contact with me to discuss your options to legally administer a vaccine.

COTM has begun 2021 with a number of new faces around the virtual boardroom table – we welcome Chelsey and Sheryl and extend our sincere thanks to Carolyn and Jeanette. The enthusiasm of all COTM member and public representative volunteers was in strong evidence at a recent COTM Council Orientation.

Thank you for your participation in our province’s efforts to fight the pandemic while maintaining the health of Manitobans. Be well.

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