In 1918, a small body of determined souls believed something could be done for the wounded soldiers returning from World War 1. This group participated in a short occupational therapy course, and headed west to help the wounded from the war. By the 1920’s, occupational therapists were working in Winnipeg and Brandon, and started a society for occupational therapists in Manitoba.
In the 1950’s, the OTs joined the Canadian Physiotherapy Society in Manitoba,as this was the precursor to facilitating a diploma course for OT at the University of Manitoba.
In 1964, the MSOT was legally incorporated as a non-profit organization.
In 2014, we celebrated 50 years as the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists. May we continue to be that body of determined spirits, fired by our unquenchable faith in our mission as occupational therapists, altering the course of history!