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A young girl is listening to her female occupational therapist talk.
A man in a wheelchair is selecting flowers for his garden. He has chosen red geraniums. A woman is pushing him through the garden centre.

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COTM's mission is to protect the public by regulating, advocating and advancing safe, ethical and quality occupational therapy practice in Manitoba.
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Notice

The COTM Office will be closed for Canada Day, Monday, July 2. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

The first of June marks the start of COTM’s new registration year.  This is an interesting fact but likely something that does not affect your day-to-day practice as an occupational therapist.  However, an important milestone occurred on May 31, 2018 – the effective date of the regulation of registered nurses in Manitoba through The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).

Given that many health professionals continue to operate under their profession specific legislation – in our case, The Occupational Therapists Act – while audiologists, speech language pathologists and now registered nurses practise under the RHPA with a reserved act regime, it is important that you understand how your interactions may change and in what critical manner they should not.

To this end,  the Legislative Unit of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living has prepared communication.  Take the time to review this information by visiting https://cotm.ca/news/entry/message-from-the-legislative-unit

Many of you are also experiencing the changes that are being triggered by reforms to the health system. COTM recently received communication from the WRHA Interim President, Réal Cloutier.  He offered the following statement:  For more information, or to share any of our products with your staff or stakeholders, please visit www.healingourhealthsystem.ca  to find any of the materials we have shared publicly and more. You are encouraged to review the resource and share with others. As in many facets of life, it is essential to be informed so as to best contribute to shaping and responding to change.

Wishing you a very good summer.

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