• Message from the Legislative Unit of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

    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 occupational therapists understand how their interactions may change and in what critical manner they should not… Keep reading →

  • The Accessibility for Manitobans Act

    The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) received Royal Assent in 2013 ( In October 2015, the Customer Service Standard Regulation went into effect (  If you own a company in Manitoba, it is critical that you understand your obligations under this provincial legislation and regulation.  There are November 2018 deadlines . Visit to see the resources and information offered by the Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office. Keep reading →

  • COTM Employment Opportunity

    Are you interested in joining the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba workforce?  We are seeking an individual to take on the role of COTM Continuing Competence Program Coordinator. The plan is for the incumbent to begin by May 22, 2018 to participate in this challenging and ever evolving work. We hope the Coordinator description will provide much of the information you need… Keep reading →

  • Celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, 2018

    COTM celebrates and appreciates the value of the volunteers who contribute so much to our communities. Volunteering builds confidence, competence and connections. It creates cohesion, capacity and lifelong friendships.  Volunteering creates the foundations of a just and caring Canada… Keep reading →

  • Redesigned website launched today

    COTM is pleased to announce the launch of its “new” website today. Our website has been redesigned to improve security and to address concerns and suggestions provided by members. It is still at the same location: The website now includes a secure Member Area that requires login. The Member Area contains many new features including a link to the Member Portal, Member News updates, Email updates and content designed for COTM members only… Keep reading →

  • Formal Consultation on a new Standard of Practice for Prescribing Opioids

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba invites members, related stakeholders, and the public to provide comments on the proposed new Standard of Practice for Prescribing Opioids, excluding patients with active cancer, in palliative care or at the end-of-life. Keep reading →

  • The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act

    On September 15, 2017, Minister Scott Fielding announced the proclamation of The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act and its regulation. This new legislation allows provincial government departments, organizations and others who provide services to at-risk and vulnerable children to collect, use and share personal information (including personal health information) about supported children, their parents and legal guardians. Keep reading →

  • COTM Survey re: Managing Client Information

    Record keeping is the single area about which COTM receives the majority of practice-related questions.  For the past several years, the Practice Issues Committee has been working to prepare a document that will provide members with information that assists members in meeting their practice obligations as required by The Personal Health Information Act of Manitoba… Keep reading →

  • Proclamation of The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Enhancing Passenger Safety)

    On December 1, 2015, The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Enhancing Passenger Safety) and its supporting regulation, the Standards for Mobility Aid Securement and Occupant Restraint Systems and Related Exemptions Regulation came into force. In the winter of 2014/15, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation consulted stakeholders on this initiative and now provides… Keep reading →

  • MB Ombudsman responds re: Client access requests

    In response to a number of questions COTM has been receiving from occupational therapists, the Manitoba Ombudsman worked with MPI to clarify a correct approach to client access requests. Please see their response letter here under Quick Links. Keep reading →