CAOT Volunteer Program

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Thank you for more than 300 members currently filling volunteer roles with CAOT.

CAOT could not operate without the time, energy and skill that our members contribute to the association. Our mission of advancing excellence in occupational therapy would not be able to move forward without volunteerism being central to the membership experience at CAOT. 

Volunteer roles in a wide range of time commitments and responsibilities.

Our Volunteer Showcase shares insights and stories from some of CAOT's most active members.

Our volunteer listings ensure that you are aware of the roles and opportunities available:

 Current opportunities Deadline  

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Editor-in-Chief|Scientific Editor of the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT) welcomes applications from qualified individuals to serve as Associate Editors on CJOT Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board provides consultation, advice, and support to CAOT and specifically to the Editor-in-Chief|Scietific Editor with respect to the purpose, direction, policy, ethical and content issues of the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT).

The Associate Editors provide input on eligibility of manuscript submissions for peer-review at CJOT and oversee the complete peer-review process for approximately 10 manuscripts per year.

Associate Editors are selected to cover the various populations served by occupational therapists and the wide spectrum of existing research methodologies.


April 30, 2020 For more information



Occupational Therapy Now
OT Now is looking for topic editors and editorial board members to join the team. Topic editor responsibilities include evaluating articles for suitability for publication, providing constructive feedback to authors and assisting with the solicitation of articles. Editorial board member responsibilities include engaging in policy development, reviewing manuscripts, quality improvement, and Topic Editor selection.

March 10, 2020 Topic editors

Editorial board members

Autism Speaks Connect Fair. CAOT-BC is seeking volunteers to promote occupational therapy at the Autism Speaks Connect Fair. This involves sharing information, resources and offering interactive activities that highlight the role of occupational therapy services for people with autism. In addition to attending the event, there will be a planning meeting via teleconference in September.  ASAP Contact us

 Ongoing opportunities       Deadline  
  Board nominations. CAOT is looking for potential candidates with initiative, creativity, foresight, and a keen desire to promote and manage the activities and affairs of the association. Answer the call and submit your name for one of the CAOT Board of Director positions.  September 1 -December 1 Contact us

The OTA and the PTA Education Accreditation Program (OTA / PTA EAP) is looking for reviewers who are professional therapists who speak English or are bilingual . A video and information about this opportunity is on the EAP website  and please note the eligibility criteria to be reviewed .

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Product reviewer for CAOT's Product Recognition Program. Share your expertise with others by reviewing a new or leading-edge assistive technology or product. Most worthy of purchase or referral. 

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Mentors. We are seeking mentors as part of CAOT Mentorship on Demand . This new program allows individuals to seek mentorship on demand. Mentees and Mentors work together for a period of 6 months to address reflective goals established by the Mentor and guided by the Mentor. This experience is open to a new chapter in professional and, often, personal lives. Please consider giving back by becoming a mentor. 

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Represent CAOT on a coalition or task force. CAOT relies on volunteers with expertise in key areas to represent the association; to engage with government influencers at all levels, other health professionals and consumers.  Open Contact us
Volunteer at CAOT Conference . CAOT’s conference is the annual gathering of the occupational therapy profession and an ideal opportunity to network and learn by taking on a volunteer role.  Find out more about CAOT conferences. January - March Contact us
Conference abstract reviewer. Each year, a team of subject experts evaluate submitted abstracts, to select those to be featured at the annual CAOT Conference. 


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Become a Presenter. CAOT Professional Development seeks proposals for presenting evidence-informed and occupation-based workshops and webinars. Please submit a proposal form   to describe the professional development activity that you would like to present, facilitate or develop the content for. Open Contact us

Become an Author/Writer.   There are several avenues to contribute to the body of knowledge of occupational therapy as an author and writer:

  • Submit a manuscript to the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (CJOT) , using guidelines and resources available online.
  • Respond to a call for papers to contribute to CAOT’s practice magazine, Occupational Therapy Now.
  • Respond to the Call for Papers for the CAOT Conference and submit an abstract.


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OT Now

Become active in a CAOT chapter. CAOT-BC, CAOT-QC and CAOT-North are supported by a regional Advisory Committee to promote information sharing and coordinated planning on provincial occupational therapy issues. 



Take part in research initiatives.  Consult CAOT Research Listing page to get involved in the latest initiatives to advance the body of knowledge that support occupational therapy practice. Research listing


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