Research and Funding Opportunities

CAOT supports the dissemination of research activities and funding opportunities that advance the practice of occupational therapy in Canada. Researchers have the opportunity to post surveys and calls for recruitment on this Research Listing.  To request consideration for posting, please complete the electronic form or contact Tracy Jolliffe for specific questions about this opportunity at or at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 241.

CAOT encourages its members to be active participants in building the body of evidence supporting the profession of occupational therapy.

DisclaimerCAOT’s acceptance to post a research opportunity is not an endorsement of the research project. The posted opportunities have not been subject to a methodological quality review by CAOT. For concerns related to a specific posting, please contact the principal investigator designated in the invitation letter. 

CAOT Initiatives


Survey of Canadian Occupational Therapists Regarding Military, Veteran and Family Health

You are being invited to participate in a study that explores how occupational therapists in Canada understand and prepare to address the unique health issues of military personnel, Veterans, and their families.

Participation involves the completion of an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. Please note that participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to decline or withdraw participation at any time for any reason without consequence. You can decline participation by disregarding this post and you can stop participation by quitting the survey if you have already begun.  

If you wish to participate in the study please click on the "take this survey" button to the right of this posting. Please carefully read the informed consent information before starting the survey. You are providing consent to participate by clicking the “next” button at the bottom of the “Informed Consent and Study Information” page and proceeding through the survey. 

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the principal investigator, Dr. Heidi Cramm, via telephone at 613-533-6094 or via email at

  Take the survey  

A special issue in Occupational Therapy Now about economic evidence will be published in July 2018

We would like to encourage you to reflect upon this important subject by asking you to respond to a very brief 10-minute survey, the findings of which will be included in an editorial piece for the special issue.

   Take the survey  



Mindfulness-Based Techniques (MBTs)
This study will attempt to answer the research question: “What is the current profile of practice for registered occupational therapists using mindfulness-based techniques in Canada?” by using a nationwide online survey and interviewing self-selected participants.
  Take the survey  

Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Pilot Grants: 2018 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are pleased to launch the call for the second annual Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Pilot Grants Program. Please see attached application form.

In this call, up to $50,000 in total will be awarded to up to 5 grants valued at up to $10,000 each. The attached guidelines are applicable to all proposals. Additionally, partner contributions enable the following.
  • Up to 1 grant may be awarded to a proposal where one of the PIs is a Network member from Quebec.
  • Up to 1 grant may be awarded to a proposal aimed at improving MSK rehab practices to improve mobility of children.
Application submission and deadlines: Please send your completed application form in a single PDF file to The deadline for 2018 submission is: March 16, 2018 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Please note that a second round of competition for 2018 Pilot Grants will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Canadian Bone & Joint Conference held in London, Ontario May 11-12, 2018. The conference is a major initiative of the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network featuring renowned international speakers, a full day dedicated to trainee development, and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities. The draft conference agenda has been attached. Stay tuned for more information on the conference and Network travel awards over the coming weeks.
Twitter: @MSKrehabnet

Practice survey: Occupational therapy in oncology

I invite you to participate in a short survey, that I am conducting as a requirement for my Master's project in Occupational Therapy at Université de Montréal’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

This project aims to explore the practice of occupational therapists working in oncology care as well as the challenges they face in their practice. Your participation is entirely voluntary and shall be strictly anonymous. Your answers will be handled according to the most rigorous standards for ensuring data privacy. Completing the survey should take you about 15 minutes. Your participation would be valuable to help deepen knowledge about the practice of occupational therapy in oncological care situations.

The results will be compiled, and analyzed following which, its conclusions shall be presented at the Annual Student Symposium. Furthermore, it will also be published as an article that shall be accessible to the public at the University of Montreal Rehabilitation School's thesis database.
I thank you in advance for considering participation in this survey and to help further my scholarly endeavors. If you have any questions about the survey or the project, please contact me by email at

I would appreciate having the survey completed by March 30, 2018.

CADTH is undertaking an Environmental Scan titled Access to and Availability of Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in Canada. We are conducting this work in collaboration with researchers from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – Canadian Chronic Pain Network (CPN). This report will aim to provide an overview of the current availability, accessibility and funding status of non-pharmacological treatments for chronic non-cancer pain in Canadian jurisdictions. In addition, it will discuss barriers and facilitators that may impact the use of these interventions. 

Deadline date is the end of business day on April 3rd.

If you have questions about the survey or the Environmental Scan, please contact Bert Dolcine, Program Development Officer at CADTH.
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