MSOT Corporate Structure

The Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists is the only organization that represents occupational therapists and the profession of occupational therapy in Manitoba.

Provincially incorporated in 1964, MSOT is governed by a Board of Directors and bylaws and reports its activities to members at an annual general meeting and through an annual report.

MSOT’s objectives are:

  • to promote the profession of occupational therapy throughout Manitoba
  • to represent the interests of members to governments, educational institutions, other professions, businesses and to the public
  • to support the professional needs of occupational therapists in Manitoba, including professional development and research
  • to enhance the development and maintenance of liaison with other groups such as unions, regulators, educators, and provincial and national organizations.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of five officers, five standing committee chairs, five co-chairs and four corresponding members. Directors may serve up to 3 2-year terms. No Director may serve more than 6 consecutive years. Members are welcome to attend Board meetings.

MSOT 2017-18 Board of Directors

  • President: Esther Hawn
  • President-Elect: Vacant 
  • Treasurer: Nadine Lam
  • Secretary: Kale Lutomsky
  • Co-ordinator of Member Services: Randi Vandale
  • Co-ordinator of Communications: Vacant
  • Current Affairs/Professional Advocacy: Heidi Garcia & Christina Rambarran
  • Nominating and Awards: Nicola Schaan & Maxime Schon
  • Professional Development: Ali Jansen & Kaitlin Lewandoski
  • Public Relations: Lauren Casey & Lindsay Clendenan
  • Special Events: Robyn Taylor & Laura Durling


Corresponding members:

  • CAOT Board Director: Lisa Diamond-Burchuk
  • Student Representative (MOT2): Karlie Wilkie
  • Student Representative (MOT1): Cassie Friesen
  • Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists Research Fund: Deepak Joshi


Key Volunteer Positions:

  • Newsletter Editor: Jessica Parshotam
  • Website Editor: Jayson Bennett



  • Administration: Sandra Nowicki & Carmen Funk

If you are interested in joining the Board or a committee, contact the MSOT office to learn more by e-mail, or by phone (204) 957-1214.



The MSOT Bylaws are reviewed, amended and approved by the membership as required by the obligations of incorporation.

Annual General Meeting

The MSOT Annual General Meeting is held in conjunction with the AGM of the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba. The next AGM will be held October 24, 2017 at the Centro Caboto Centre (Mauro Conference Hall), 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2L7. View the meeting package here:

Annual Reports

Each year, MSOT publishes an Annual Report of operations. Latest reports: