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Notice

The COTM Office will be closed Monday, August 5, 2019 for a Civic Holiday. We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

As you know, in Manitoba our horizon can be a long way off.  Nevertheless, there are a number of things that are occurring in the foreseeable future that may require your attention or could just be of interest to you.

Firstly, we hope that you have put the date of October 22, 2019 into your calendar.  This is the date for the COTM AGM which will be conducted via webinar.  Information will follow in the coming weeks regarding registering for this meeting.  The meeting package will be posted in the latter part of September and the Annual Report will be available by September 30th.

Some unanticipated priorities have pushed the launch date for the MAID Practice Guidance document to the latter part of August.  Our apologies.  Nevertheless, if you have questions on this front, you are encouraged to contact the office.

We will begin our Fall 2019 audit cycle of members’ Continuing Competence Program materials in mid-September.  The process for selection this year will put members who have not yet been audited into a special category.  Communication on the process will be sent to all COTM members by early August.

The Council is beginning its work to develop the next Strategic Plan which sets the direction it wishes COTM to take during the 2020 – 2022 period. We look forward to involving you in this process.

COTM is also engaged in strategic planning with the Manitoba Alliance of Health Regulatory Colleges (MAHRC). This organization is one important way in which COTM keeps abreast of current issues, is informed through direct contact with government, and works collaboratively on issues of shared importance.

The CCP PREP module for 2019 will focus on the use of Social Media in practice.  The development has occurred with seven other regulatory colleges in Manitoba.

Work is underway on the Core Com project – to learn about this national, multi-stakeholder initiative which will result in one competency document for the profession of OT in Canada, please visit https://www.corecomcanada.com/

Lastly, I hope the immediate future offers many opportunities to enjoy our Manitoba summer.

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