Office closed however we’re working from home (3/19/2020) - As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the office will be closed however we will continue to operate with staff working remotely from home. We will be answering emails and will be monitoring the phone. If you call the office, please leave your email address as this may be the most efficient way to be back […]
Important Update re: COVID-19 (3/18/2020) - ATTENTION MSOT Members:   Manitoba is currently undergoing a difficult period as the province strategizes towards limiting the impact of COVID-19.  The virus is challenging our roles to support the health and well-being of Manitobans.   It is important to commend the strength of our health system and Canadian community at large. MSOT honours the commitment […]
Office closed Good Friday, April 10 and Easter Monday, April 13, 2020 (3/10/2020) - The MSOT Office will be closed Good Friday, April 10, 2020 and Easter Monday, April 13, 2020.  We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Season’s Greetings! (12/12/2019) - Holiday Hours: Closed Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
2019 MSOT AGM (10/17/2019) - As many of you are aware there was a power outage on October 10, 2019 and the AGM had to be relocated from Westminster United Church to the MOST Office. In true OT fashion, we adapted and set up in the dark.  We were prepared to hold the AGM in the dark and just as the […]
Private Practice Group Fall Symposium – Nov.19 (10/2/2019) - Next MSOT PPG Symposium: Date:   Tuesday, November 19, 2019  (Nov 2019 agenda) Topic: Personal and Professional Wills Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: 120 Maryland St. Main floor Boardroom   Coffee and muffins served – please bring some change for snacks. Please RSVP to the MSOT Office ( so we know how many handouts we need.
Attending the AGM on-line? Here’s what you need to know… (10/2/2019) - Here is the information for those choosing to attend the MSOT 2019 Annual General Meeting on-line on Thursday, October 10, 2019 Via Zoom Meeting: Join Zoom Meeting PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONLINE It is strongly suggested members download the software ahead of time for the AGM meeting session as the program takes […]
Happy OT Month! (10/1/2019) - View the OT Month Calendar – click here:  OT Month Calendar October 2019
MSOT AGM is October 10, 2019 (9/5/2019) - Click here for 2019 MSOT AGM poster. Click here to view the 2019 AGM briefing package.
Bill 29 – Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (7/10/2019) - Bill 29, the Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, became law in 2018 and all health professionals will be asked to vote on which union they want to represent them (to decrease the number of bargaining units for health care employees from 190 to 36). A commissioner has been assigned to make this into action ( ) […]
Canadian Industry Expert Reference Group (CIERG) communication (6/17/2019) - Please see the attached communication from the Canadian IDDSI Expert Reference Group (CIERG) regarding our work to assist the adoption of IDDSI in Canada.  For your convenience, the communication is provided in both English and French below: Second communication 11 June 2019 FINAL 2e communication_GRCEI_11 juin 2019   Thank you for your support,  Canadian Industry Expert Reference […]
Volunteers wanted (6/13/2019) - Amar Seva Sangam is a non-profit organization in rural South India which provides free rehabilitation and vocational training services to children and adults with various disabilities. In partnership with a Canadian-registered charity and multiple universities across Canada, the organization welcomes students in PT, OT, and SLP to participate in clinical fieldwork placements. As a result, […]
MPI Notice re: vision therapy (6/12/2019) - Please click here: Attached MPI Notice please review the attached notice advising that MPI will no longer fund vision therapy as a form of treatment for acquired brain injury. I have sent this notice to the Manitoba Association of Optometrists and I am sending this to you as a courtesy to your Association and members who may […]
Thank You OTCN Sponsors! (6/3/2019) - A great, big shout-out to our fabulous event sponsors:
Important announcement from Indigenous Services Canada re: NIHB Program (4/18/2019) - Please click on the following links to access the documents: Important announcement from the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program: New NIHB policy that may impact Registered Occupational Therapists (OT) Questions and Answers  
Private Practice Group Spring Meeting – April 2, 2019 (2/12/2019) - Next MSOT PPG Symposium: Date:   Tuesday, April 2, 2019  (April 2019 Agenda – PPG spring meeting) Topic: Canada Revenue Agency – Tax do’s and don’ts Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: 120 Maryland St. Main floor Boardroom   Coffee and muffins served – please bring some change for snacks. Please RSVP to the MSOT Office ( so […]
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Feb. 2019 memo from Medavie Blue Cross (2/8/2019) - Good Morning / Bonjour; Please communicate the VAC memo February 2019 to the members of your association./Veuillez communiquer l’information ci-jointe aux membres de votre association. Thank you, Corporate Provider Services / Service de Relations avec les fournisseurs Medavie Blue Cross / Croix Bleue Medavie email: / courriel: Click here to view memo: February 2019
Office will be closed Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 (1/15/2019) - Please be advised that our office will be closed on Friday, January, 18, 2019. We will re-open on Monday, January 21 at 9:15 a.m.
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) memo from Medavie Blue Cross (1/15/2019) - Good Morning / Bonjour; Please communicate the VAC memo Jan 15 2019 to the members of your association./Veuillez communiquer l’information ci-jointe aux membres de votre association. Thank you, Corporate Provider Services / Service de Relations avec les fournisseurs Medavie Blue Cross / Croix Bleue Medavie email:   / courriel:
Season’s Greetings (12/12/2018) -
Holiday Office Hours (11/21/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed during the Holiday Season from: December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019. We will resume office hours at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
Research and Innovation Day Cancellation (11/19/2018) - Unfortunately due to low ticket sales, this event will be cancelled.  A full refund on tickets purchased has been issued. You should see the funds credited to the card used for purchase in the next 7 business days. If you do not see the refund, please let us know. We are sorry for any inconvenience.  
Office closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12, 2018 (10/10/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12, 2018. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
Can’t attend the AGM in person? Join in online via GoToMeeting! (10/10/2018) - The MSOT board members are excited to be hosting our first MSOT-only Annual General Meeting on October 16, 2018 (Dinner begins: 5:30pm, Meeting: 6-7pm). We are offering our members the option to attend via GoToMeeting webinar for those that are unable to attend in person at the MSOT office (120 Maryland Street). Please find below, […]
Nov. 8, 2018 is the Private Practice Group’s Fall Symposium (10/3/2018) - Private Practice Group’s Fall Symposium  Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. at 120 Maryland St., main floor boardroom. Topic: Accessibility for Manitobans Act, presented by the Disabilities Issues Office.  It’s not just about the buildings! Click here to view the Agenda: PPG Nov 2018 Agenda Hope to see you there. Kindly RSVP to the […]
OT Month Calendar (10/3/2018) - Join us in celebrating OT Month! Click here for calendar: OT Month Calendar October 2018
Occupational Therapy Month (October 2018) Checklist (9/28/2018) - Take a selfie with one of the four bus benches promoting Occupational Therapy in Winnipeg. Send to or tag MSOT on Facebook or Twitter with your selfie. There are prizes to be won!! (Hint: Look for bus benches around Polo Park, St. Vital Mall, Pembina just south of Jubilee, Sherbrook & Broadway) Share some […]
Office closed on Thanksgiving Day (9/5/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8, 2018. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Private Practice Information Session – Registration closes September 10! (8/14/2018) - Have you ever considered a career in Private Practice? Perhaps you’re looking to expand your skill set to supplement your work in the public sector? After the changes to the delivery of public health in Manitoba, MSOT received many questions about opportunities in Private Practice. As a response of these inquiries, we are hosting a […]
Summer Office Hours (6/29/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed for Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2018. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Save the Date … MSOT AGM (6/21/2018) - MSOT will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, October 16,2018 at the MSOT Office Main Floor Boardroom, 120 Maryland Street.  More details to follow!
Office closed for Canada Day Long Weekend (5/17/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed for Canada Day, Monday, July 2. We will resume office hours on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable long weekend!
Got tickets? (4/24/2018) -
Thank you Volunteers! (4/17/2018) - National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21, 2018, is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. MSOT recognizes its invaluable volunteers and extends a heartfelt thanks to all volunteers!  
2018 Renewal Package (3/28/2018) - MSOT’s 2018 Renewal Package Contents can be found at the following link on the Membership page:  
Office Closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday (3/8/2018) - The MSOT Office will be closed for Good Friday, March 30, 2018 and Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
TeamOT needs YOU! (2/23/2018) - Trek for Tourette
OT Volunteer Opportunity – Guest Lecturer (2/14/2018) - The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is seeking an Occupational Therapist willing to volunteer their time to guest lecture for the Rehabilitation Assistant program. Topics of interest include activities of daily living as it relates to client’s treated within the public healthcare system (various pathologies) and/or sensory integration in the pediatric population. Ideally the […]
Interviewers Needed! Department of OT Admissions Interviews (2/2/2018) - The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba is currently recruiting admissions interviewers. This year admissions interviews will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  As part of the admissions process, eligible applicants will be interviewed by a faculty member, a current Master of Occupational Therapy student, and an occupational therapist from the […]
Holiday Office Hours (12/13/2017) - Season’s Greetings! The MSOT Office will be closed for the Holiday Season from December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018.  We will resume regular office hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2018.  Wishing all a wonderful Holiday Season!  
Remembrance Day Office Closure – Friday, Nov. 10 (11/8/2017) - The MSOT Office will be closed for Remembrance Day on Friday, November 10, 2017. We will resume regular office hours on Monday, November 13, 2017.
MSOT AGM Reminder (10/19/2017) - Please join us for MSOT’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave., Winnipeg There is a lot of construction in the area surrounding the Caboto Centre (Taylor and Grant south of Waverly – both ways).  You will need to allow for delays in traffic and we urge […]
MSOTRF’s Mary Judd Research Grant submission deadline is Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (10/5/2017) - MSOTRF’s Mary Judd Research Grant submission deadline: Monday, November 6th, 2017 The Mary Judd Research Grant was created to encourage and contribute to the growth of research on occupational performance and occupational therapy and remains an important part of professional development for many of today’s occupational therapists. Each year, an award of up to $1,000.00 is […]
Happy OT Month! (10/4/2017) - Please check out the October Newsletter for OT Month events! Hope to see you at all of them!
AGM packages are in the mail! (9/27/2017) - Please watch for your 2017 Annual General Meeting package – they have been mailed to all MSOT members. We hope you will join us October 24th, 2017 at the Caboto Centre for the AGM. NEW FOR THIS YEAR: A light dinner will be starting at 5:00 p.m. with the COTM Annual General Meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. The MSOT Annual General […]
MSOT Town Hall CAOT Chapter Model Discussion (9/12/2017) - MSOT invites you to join us on September 27th for a Town Hall Discussion regarding the CAOT Chapter Model Discussion.  We hope to see you there for an engaging discussion about the future of OT in Manitoba.
MSOT President’s July 12 media interview (7/13/2017) - MSOT President Alana Maertins interviewed regarding the recent WRHA announcement impacting outpatient occupational therapy services Click below to read article: WFP AMaertins interview July 12 2017      
MSOT Board Announcement (7/11/2017) - In light of this week’s announcement in regards to the WRHA manage to budget initiatives, MSOT would like to provide you with support as members. We know that this is an uncertain time and encourage the OT community to contact us with your questions or concerns. As more information is released, we will provide an […]
Summer Office Hours (6/29/2017) - Please note:  Our office will be closed Friday, July 7 and 14, 2017. 
A Huge Shout-out to our Celebration Night Sponsors (5/25/2017) - Once again MSOT thanks our sponsors for this year’s MSOT Celebration Night!    
Registration Renewal (4/6/2017) - Many MSOT members may have received the abbreviated registration renewal package already.  The MSOT website has been updated to include a virtual renewal package with all the information about this year’s renewal – click here to view: You can also find COTM’s virtual renewal package at Online renewal through the COTM member portal will […]
Have you done some PD this year? (2/28/2017) - MSOT wants to continue to give back to the membership and support members in their professional development. The PD bursary was created to help members fund their professional development. The bursary is retroactive for PD done last year (between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017). It is a $200 bursary meant to supplement other […]
Revised Outstanding OT Award for 2017 (2/8/2017) - The MSOT Board of Directors has revised the process to acknowledge outstanding Occupational Therapists in Manitoba. Please see: Revised Outstanding OT Award for 2017. Nominations Must Be Received by Midnight, March 13, 2017.
Submission deadline is Jan. 9, 2017 (12/8/2016) - MSOTRF Presentation Award submission deadline is Jan. 9, 2017. Follow this link for more information about this award:
Private Practice Group Fall Symposium (10/3/2016) - Next PPG Symposium We have been made aware that a course that many members will be attending has been moved to the same date and time as our PPG meeting.  In the interest of having as many attend as possible, we are going to cancel the meeting for Nov. 29, and reschedule it for a date in […]
MSOT AGM Webinar (9/12/2016) - NEW FOR 2016 – MSOT AGM Webinar:   Plans are in the works to make both Annual General Meetings available via Webinar for rural OTs residing more than 100 kilometres from the meeting venue in Winnipeg. As you know,  COTM has been offering this service to members for the last 5 years. 2016 marks the first […]
Save the date for the MSOT AGM (9/7/2016) - MSOT is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Details to follow in the AGM mailing package. Please add to your calendars as we’d love to see everyone attend!
Doors-Open Potluck… please join us! (9/7/2016) - See our poster: Doors-Open Potluck Join MSOT at a Doors-Open Potluck to celebrate national OT Month! When: Tues., October 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Where: MSOT Boardroom, 120 Maryland St. Bring your favourite potluck dish & join us for a night of good times & networking! Check out our Facebook page to view the tasty […]
Mary Judd Award applications due Nov. 7, 2016 (9/7/2016) - MSOTRF: Mary Judd Award Applications are being accepted until Monday, November 7, 2016. For more details: Please submit all applications to: MSOT Attn: MSOT Research Fund Co-Chairs 7-120 Maryland Street WPG, MB R3G 1L1
Summer Office Hours (7/12/2016) - Summer Office Closures. We will be closed on the following days: Mon.,   August 1, 2016  (Civic Holiday) Thurs., August 4, 2016 Friday, August 5, 2016
Thank You! (6/21/2016) - MSOT extends a big thank you to our key sponsors…   Platinum Sponsor:   Gold Sponsor:   for helping make our event a great success!
OT Celebration Night – Award Recipients (5/19/2016) - Thank you to all who attended last night’s OT Celebration Night! This annual event celebrates OT in Manitoba and recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to our profession. Here’s this year’s award recipients: Award Winner Outstanding OT Katie Kitchen 25 Year MSOT Member Susan Hales MSOTRF Presentation Award Katie Kitchen MSOTRF Presentation Award Cara Brown Mary […]
Join our Team! (5/13/2016) - MSOT is seeking a dynamic Executive Officer. Please see details by clicking here: EO Position
Holiday Office Closures (3/3/2016) - Our office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. Our office will be also be closed Monday, March 28, 2016 for Easter Monday. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Holiday Office Hours (12/16/2015) - Our office will be closed December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016. We will resume regular office hours Monday, January 4, 2016. Season’s Greetings from MSOT!
MSOT Financial Statements are now available (10/13/2015) - Please be advised the Financial Statements are now available and have been included in MSOT’s 2015 AGM online meeting package  – click here to view the updated package.
MSOTRF Deadline Reminder (9/17/2015) -   The submission deadline for the MSOTRF Mary Judd Research Grant is Monday, November 2, 2015. Click here for More Information.
Summer Office Hours (7/1/2015) - During the summer months, our office will be closed on the following dates: Friday, July 31, 2015 Monday, August 3, 2015 (Civic Holiday). We apologize for any inconvenience.
OT Celebration Night (4/21/2015) - Do you have your ticket?
Issues with MSOT Emails (4/8/2015) - It has been brought to our attention that MSOT members have not been receiving emails from the address. Problems reported by members have lead us to believe that others are not receiving MSOT-originated email messages. Email providers frequently change their filters and without notice. We are looking into this to see if we can correct it but in the meantime, members can avoid having important […]
CAOT Annual Conference registration now open (2/11/2015) - Registration for the CAOT National Conference (May 26-30 in Winnipeg) is now open. Download conference program
Manitoba Occupational Therapy Research and Innovation Symposium (10/27/2014) - Join occupational therapists on November 6, 2014 for the opportunity to learn about current occupational therapy research in Manitoba. Register online
Thank you to our sponsors – your support for Celebration Night was greatly appreciated (7/15/2014) - Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this year’s Occupational Therapy Celebration Night an evening to remember. Platinum: Anderson’s House of Orthopedic Appliances Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Northland Healthcare Products Limited Winnipeg Winter Club Optimize Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Consulting    Gold: Kathy Kelly – Mary Kay On Business Reliable Mobility Home Healthcare Centre […]
Update from COTF – Two new awards (7/15/2014) - For the 2014 COTF Scholarship Competition, COTF is launching two new awards! The deadline is October 1. The Barb Worth Emergent Leader Award: This award will be for a student going into second year, who shows leadership potential. The student will be asked to submit a 500 word paragraph explaining why the student should be […]
Call for Abstracts – Research & Innovation Day (7/15/2014) - 3rd Manitoba Occupational Therapy Research and Innovation Day Thursday, November 6, 2014 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Riverview Health Centre – 1 Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Click here to view poster Did you present, or will you be presenting, a research or innovative practice paper or poster at a conference in 2012, 2013 or 2014? We would […]