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Notice

Holiday Closure:  Please be advised we will not be monitoring phone calls & emails from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through January 1, 2021. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 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

Hello All,

I am writing this on the day the City of Winnipeg Metropolitan Area enters into the Red Critical Level of Pandemic Response.

In the coming period, the Manitoba health regulators will be working with Shared Health to address means to improve the capacity for the health system to respond to the surge in cases.

COTM shared information as to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the October 27th, 2020 Annual General Meeting. This highlighted operational arrangements, information for members and responses to those with queries, and cooperative work with our partners in regulation (through the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges and the Association of Canadian OT Regulatory Organizations).

The key items addressed at the AGM regarding COVID-19 and practice relates to redeployment. Members are encouraged to review materials on the COTM COVID-19 Update webpage.

We will continue to carry on our operations, albeit with all staff working from home, and to partner with others to plan ahead as the health system is strained by the current case rate.

Please feel free to review the COTM Annual Meeting package which remains available on the COTM website https://cotm.ca/about/agm

We know that the coming months will pose challenges for all – please reach out to COTM if you feel that we can assist you through providing information that will support you in your practice. And COTM would like to commend all COTM members for their participation in the pandemic response.

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