CAOT Product Recognition Program
Helping Consumers and Occupational Therapists Make Informed Choices
Through this program, the Association recognizes products with a ‘Seal of Recognition’, an indication of quality that consumers and health professionals can use as a basis for making decisions on products to refer or purchase.The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists formally recognizes products relevant to the practice of occupational therapy in Canada through the Product Recognition Program.
CAOT’s Product Recognition Program (PRP) benefits both members and consumers.
Would you like to have a product officially recognized by CAOT?
Any corporate associate interested in obtaining the Seal of Recognition must submit an application and processing fees to CAOT’s Product Recognition Team.
How Products are Evaluated
Initial applications will be screened on the basis of the relevance of the product to occupational therapy and will undergo a product review by a panel of selected reviewers, who will assess the product based on overall performance, socio-economic and ethical considerations, etc. All reviews are evidence-informed and a final report is produced with detailed information on the review, including final recommendations. The entire process will take between 4-6 months.
Use of Seal
The applicant may use CAOT’s Seal of Recognition for up to 3 years, with a renewal option. An annual fee is paid to CAOT for each product that carries the CAOT Seal. Applicants must agree to the use of the following End User Message in all material used to promote the program:
This Seal is a recognition that the end user may benefit from using this product for the stated purpose and intent. Recognition is not a substitute for advice from a health care professional.