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 Josee Seguin for specific questions about this opportunity at or at 1-800-434-2268 ext. 260.

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. 

PLEASE NOTE:  There is no fee for this service.



How Feasible and Effective is a Brief Online Self-Compassion Program for Students in the Helping Professions?

Please participate in an online Self-Compassion Training Program for Students in Health Care Professions.

(November 27 - December 27, 2020)

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Promoting leisure participation of older adults in homecare occupational therapy
Do you work in the Ontario Home and Community Care sector with rural-residing older adults?  Have you addressed older adults' participation in their favourite activities?  You are invited to participate in a virtual interview followed by a virtual focus group exploring how OTs address leisure needs in rural settings.

Please contact lead researcher Tressa Ducharme by email to participate at

(November 27, 2020 - January 27, 2021)

Promoting engagement in physical activity among young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Development of a social network-based intervention 

Young People Living with JIA and Parents are Invited to Participate in a Study on a social media-based intervention to promote physical activity.  For more details

(November 16, 2020 - January 15, 2021)

The new Canadian model: preferred knowledge translation strategies

The objectives of this project are to determine what occupational therapists want to know about the new Canadian model being released in 2022 and how they want to gain this knowledge. Recruitment for this research will be open until the end of December of 2020. We will be conveying interviews as we receive participants. 

Sample of questions:
What model(s) do you use in your practice? 
How do these models influence your practice? 
What things helped you apply the models?

Contact's person's name:  Catherine Bourdeau 

(October 29th, 2020 to December 28th, 2020)

Funding Opportunities

COTF Awards, Research Grants and Scholarships

COTF Awards Program

Dates to remember:
February 28 – Research Grants
October 1 – Scholarships

For more information

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