How to Join
OSOT offers Complimentary Membership and Professional Liability Insurance to New Grads!
As New Graduates, we’re wanting to both recognize your graduation accomplishment and honour your entry to our profession by extending our congratulations in the form of complimentary OSOT membership and professional liability insurance for the 2016–17 membership year!
If you're a graduating student in the process of obtaining a provisional certificate from COTO prior to August 15th, please email our office and we can assist you with complimentary professional liability insurance to help facilitate your College registration. Otherwise, please wait until we open the new membership year (on or around August 15th) when you will be able to register for complimentary professional liability insurance online.
New Graduate members (with or without the professional liability insurance option) are required to provide proof of eligibility by providing either a COTO registration number or a copy of their diploma or equivalent. However, many new graduates have not yet received their transcripts and since they can’t register with COTO without insurance and can’t join OSOT in order to obtain insurance, it really puts them in a catch 22 situation.
We understand that this is an issue and can help!
When you register online for complimentary professional liability insurance online, please enter "pending" where asked for your COTO registration number. Once you obtain a COTO registration number, please provide it to our office as it is required for insurance coverage eligibility. Your insurance will become void without this later validation.
Complimentary membership is terrific but using your membership to your advantage is what we’re really hoping our offer will allow. OSOT is your provincial professional association and we’re here to assist you to address all things about your practice of OT in Ontario.
As health care is a provincial jurisdiction, there’s a lot of what relates to working as an OT in Ontario that is provincially directed. Our member services, professional advocacy and professional promotion activities are directed to help you and the profession. Your membership and your engagement as a member really helps. Together we lead by providing vision, voice, visibility and value for Ontario occupational therapists!