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Open Executive Board Positions

NSSOT will have three executive board positions open at this year's annual general meeting, happening June 8th 2024! Each position will be open for nominations and a general vote will take place at the AGM for those who express interest. Executive board positions are volunteer based and require attendance at monthly one hour board meetings in addition to position specific responsibilities. Executive board positions are a great opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and promote occupational therapy!  If you have questions or are interested in putting your name forward please reach out to us at membership@nssot.ca We would love to

By |May 9th, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Open Executive Board Positions

Collaborative Care Panel Discussion # 1 Recording

The first Collaborative Care Panel Discussion: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration was held on February 8th, 2024. An interdisciplinary and interprofessional conversation where members of several professions join in a panel discussion to share their own visions for collaborative care and what they think their respective professions have to bring to the existing bio-medical model in order to promote patient safety and reduce provider burnout. If you missed the event you can find the recording here: https://youtu.be/Lt17ElLXRcU?si=PE0HqL3Q0V2ttwva

By |February 25th, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Collaborative Care Panel Discussion # 1 Recording

Membership Survey is open!

Please consider taking some time to provide feedback about your participation with the NSSOT! Information gathered from this survey will be used to inform our work as a society and better serve our membership. If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Michaela Murphy, at michaelacmurphy@live.com. The survey will remain open until April 25th, 2024. Survey link: https://forms.gle/hnonEsCo4ViRLLzu5

By |February 8th, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Membership Survey is open!

Collaborative Care Professional Development Series

The Nova Scotia Society of Occupational Therapists has partnered with a number of allied health professional associations to form the Allied Health Coalition. Our first action has been to develop the Collaborative Care Professional Development Series. This interdisciplinary professional development series seeks to raise awareness of the importance of collaborative care to improve patient outcomes, and to build community between diverse health care professionals to reduce burnout and improve outcomes for us all. This series will alternate between panel discussions and self-care virtual lunches in which everyone will be encouraged to learn from one another and connect with each

By |January 21st, 2024|Categories: General|Comments Off on Collaborative Care Professional Development Series

NSSOT & CAOT stand with publicly employed occupational therapists advocating for reclassification and fair compensation.

NSSOT and CAOT stand with the Nova Scotia membership as they advocate for reclassification and fair compensation during collective bargaining of the new Healthcare Collective Agreement that expired on October 31st, 2023. See below a statement of support from NSSOT & CAOT. Feel free to share these document as we continue to advocate. NSSOT: Statement of Support for Fair Compensation CAOT: NSSOT Letter_OT Pay_Dec2023

By |December 11th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on NSSOT & CAOT stand with publicly employed occupational therapists advocating for reclassification and fair compensation.

Fieldwork Update from Dalhousie University

An exciting update from Dalhousie University regarding Occupational Therapy Student fieldwork placements! Please see the below message from Fieldwork Coordinator, Jonathan Harris. What a fantastic year of fieldwork we’ve had! Thanks to an incredible response from our practice community, we have met the recruitment target for our first (January) placement block ahead of schedule! We truly appreciate your dedication to our learners and our profession. Many thanks to our therapists, provincial fieldwork coordinators, and practice leads. Thanks also to our provincial societies (NSSOT, NLAOT, PEIOTS, NBAOT) for sharing our placement recruitment messaging! Please note that we are still recruiting for

By |November 23rd, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on Fieldwork Update from Dalhousie University
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