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Summer Update

Greetings, everyone. It has been a challenging summer for many with incredible heat and a resurgence of COVID-19. The economy and the longer-term impacts of the pandemic add to the worries.

On the brighter side and closer to home, some staff are now working in the office. Marina Lyassova (Registration Associate) and Victoria Priadko (Operations Associate – Executive Assistant), who joined us in June, are both in the office fulltime. The building remains closed to the public however you are now able to make an appointment to visit as needed. We hope that some COTM Council meetings will be held in person this calendar year.

COTM has evolved with its staffing and soon three staff will be working fully / primarily from their home offices. I am the one hybrid – splitting my time between working from home and at the office. Technology has allowed us to operate seamlessly for the most part.

Ines McKenzie will join the COTM staff complement in August 2022 as our first Professional Practice Manager – assuming work in the area of practice support, registration, investigations – working closely with other COTM staff and volunteers.

I want to highlight the date of August 15th, 2022 – this is the deadline for submitting nomination papers to run for a council position with the term beginning January 1, 2023.

Lastly, please put October 18th into your calendar if you are a COTM member. Our Annual Meeting will take place that evening via an online platform – details to follow.

I welcome your questions. And as always, take care, be well.

Sharon Eadie, OT Reg. (MB)

COTM Executive Director