The College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) exists to serve and protect the public interest (The Occupational Therapists Act, 2002). COTM administers The Occupational Therapists Act and the Occupational Therapists Regulation (2005).
COTM works to maintain and build confidence in the occupational therapy profession by:
- setting standards for practice and ethical conduct;
- registering only those occupational therapists who meet established education and practice standards;
- responding fairly with concerns and complaints raised about members' practice; and
- monitoring and supporting members’ continued competence.
We acknowledge that our organization name can create confusion. COTM is definitely not involved in the formal university education of occupational therapists. In Manitoba, organizations created by legislation and mandated by the government to regulate the health professions are known as colleges.