Annual Report
Standards for Use of Title
In Effect January 1, 2018
The new Standards for the Use of Title will come into effect January 1, 2018 and replace the Guide to Use of Title.
The transition of the document from a Guide to Standards reflects the importance of accurate use of title in the interest of public protection.
In Ontario, only registrants of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario are permitted to use the title "occupational therapist", the designation "OT Reg. (Ont.)" or any variation, abbreviation or equivalent in another language.

The new Standards reflect key changes to the College position on use of title and provide additional information on specific topics. Learn more.

Support Personnel Consultation Open for Feedback until Jan. 19, 2018
If you work with support personnel or have received occupational therapy services from support personnel, we want to hear your thoughts on proposed changes to our Standards. 

The College is also interested to learn about the title used for occupational therapist support personnel within your practice setting.
Learn more about our consultation and submit your feedback by January 19, 2018.  

As of March 1, 2019, health information custodians will be required to provide an annual report to the Information and Privacy Commissioner setting out the number of times in the preceding calendar year, personal health information in the health information custodian's custody or control was stolen, lost, used without authority, and/or disclosed without authority.

For custodians to prepare for this reporting requirement, they must start tracking their privacy breach statistics as of January 1, 2018. Learn more

District 3, 5 and 6 Council Nominations open on January 3, 2018. Watch your inbox for your opportunity to participate in regulation of the profession. Tune in to the conversation with our current Pres, VP and Registrar to learn what it means and why you should consider getting involved.
Happy Holidays

The office will be closed from December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018. We will reopen on January 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

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