The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Enewsletter | July 2020
In this issue…
  • Year in Review & New 2020-2023 Leadership Outcomes
  • Annual Renewal
  • 2020 Quality Assurance requirements
  • June Council meeting highlights
  • Upcoming special elections and webinar
  • Q&A: occupational therapists and coaching
  • Updated Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation
  • COVID-19 updated FAQs and IPAC webinar
  • Professional liability insurance reminder
Year in Review & New Outcomes
See the College's presentation and our 2020-2023 Leadership Outcomes
Year in Review Presentation
At our June 23rd College Council meeting, College Registrar Elinor Larney delivered the strategic outcomes for Year 3 of the 2017-2020 College Strategic Priorities. 

Y ou can view the presentation online to learn about key accomplishments for the College.

New Leadership Outcomes
The College’s 2020-2023 Leadership Outcomes were approved earlier this year and came into effect on June 1, 2020. The 2020-2023 Leadership Outcomes outline the College's priorities for the next three years.  Learn about the College mission, vision and leadership outcomes .
Annual Renewal Reminders
Requests for monthly installments must be received by July 14, 2020
The registration renewal period has been extended to August 31, 2020  and we hope this helps ease some of the pressures you may be experiencing.

This year, we have also offered the option of paying annual renewal fees in monthly installments. If you are interested in paying your annual renewal in monthly installments,  please contact  by July 14, 2020  to pay two monthly installments of $328.78 plus HST either through credit card or telebanking.

Requests for monthly installments must be received by July 14, 2020. Any renewals completed after July 15, 2020 will be processed as one payment. 

Please note: your renewal is not considered complete until you have submitted your online annual renewal application and full payment has been received.

You must complete annual renewal by August 31, 2020 to continue practising on September 1, 2020.
2020 QA Requirements
Reminder: 2020 Quality Assurance Requirements are now available
2020 Quality Assurance (QA) requirements are now available in MyQA . The College has extended the due date for both the 2020 Prescribed Regulatory Education Program (PREP): Managing Risks in Occupational Therapy Practice and the 2020 Self-Assessment (SA) to December 31, 2020.

Additional information is available on our website and on your MyQA page.

If there are circumstances that may prevent you from completing your 2020 PREP and 2020 Self-Assessment by the due date, please contact Seema Sindwani , Manager of the Quality Assurance Program, to discuss as soon as possible. 
College Council Highlights
Highlights from the June 23 Council Meeting
The College Council had a virtual meeting on June 23, 2020. Learn about key decisions in the  highlights from the meeting . All Council meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates and materials are posted online.
Special Elections & Webinar
Upcoming elections in District 1 & 2. Join us for a webinar on July 14th
The College will be holding a special election this summer to fill unexpected vacancies in two districts.

Beginning July 8, 2020, nominations will open for a special Council election in District 1 and District 2.

  • District 1 - position open for a 1.5 year term: District 1 includes Toronto; the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Simcoe and Kawartha Lakes; and the regional municipalities of Durham, Peel, and York.

  • District 2 - position open for a 2.5 year term: District 2 includes the counties of Brant, Dufferin and Wellington, and the regions of Haldimand, Norfolk, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara and Waterloo.
Two Council vacancies means two opportunities to get involved and share your ideas. Interested? Join College Registrar Elinor Larney for a live webinar and learn about becoming a College Council member.

Special Elections Webinar: Districts 1 and 2
July 14, 2020 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Register for the webinar, please visit the following link:

Can't make it? A recording of the webinar will be available and posted on our website.
Q&A: OTs and Coaching
Information for occupational therapists using coaching in their practice
You asked us: Can I be an occupational therapist and a life coach? What can I refer to myself as when talking to potential clients? What about currency hours?
Updated Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation
The College’s  Guide to Controlled Acts and Delegation , 2020 is now available online.

The Guide includes updated content on pages 10 and 11 under the section entitled “Communicating to the individual or his or her personal representative a diagnosis...” Please note, the College Position Statement on Communicating a Diagnosis has been retired.

If you have any other questions or concerns relating to the Guide please contact our Practice team at 1.800.890.6570 x240 or at .
Updated COVID-19 FAQ
In case you missed it, we recently updated the Frequently Asked Questions section on the College's dedicated COVID-19 page:

We encourage occupational therapists to check our COVID-19 page regularly for new updates, additional information and resources.
COVID-19 IPAC Webinar
A recording of the webinar and additional resources are now available
On June 25, 2020, the College of Kinesiologists, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists hosted a webinar led by representatives from Public Health Ontario .

The webinar focused on infection prevention and control principles in the context of COVID-19. A recording of the presentation is now available on our YouTube channel . We also have the slide deck and additional resources on our website .
Professional Liability Insurance
Reminder to maintain and update your insurance information
Reminder: All occupational therapists, regardless of area of practice or practice status , must have  professional liability insurance  (PLI) that meets the College's requirements. 

Please ensure that you renew your insurance with your provider prior to the policy expiration date. Once you have renewed your policy, you must update your insurance policy information with the College within 30 days.
Any changes to your profile information in the last 30 days? Make sure you update your profile.

If registrants unsubscribe, they will be contacted to re-subscribe. The College communicates to occupational therapists by email regarding changes to standards, mandatory registration requirements, public consultations and more. We strive to keep communication relevant and to a minimum.

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