OSOT Volunteer Opportunities
OSOT volunteer roles contribute to the work and accomplishment of the Society in meaningful ways! The Society could not achieve what it does without the good will and expertise of its members' contribuions! The Society is committed to enabling a mutually beneficial volunteer experience...our goal is to ensure that a volunteer role gives back to you too!
Here are some current opportunities that we have available - updated September 15, 2017;
OSOT Research Fund Advisory Team
We're engaging a new Team to advise the Board of Directors on strategic direction for the OSOTRF Grants program. We've completed a 5 - year review of the grants program and have terrific input from members, researchers and other stakeholders. Share an interest in OT research in Ontario? We invite researchers, and clinicians to forward their expressions of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSOT will be exhibiting at this one day conference, October24, 2017 at the Metro Convention Centre. A terrific opportunity to position OT as a player in Ontario's health care system. Contact email@example.com for more information about manning our booth!
Provide Input to OSOT's Advocacy Initiatives!
OSOT is engaged in the following policy initiatives and would welcome member participation and expertise! Share your expertise and perspectives on any of the following areas....
- Ontario's new First Nations Health Action Plan - help us identify where OT can contribute meaningfully to meet the needs of indigenous people
These can be time-bounded review activities, done at your own pace, or could lead to involvement in group strategizing around positioning occupational therapy to support new program/system goals. Contact Christie Brenchley for more information or to express your interest.
OSOT Awards Team
OSOT seeks a Chair and membership for a new membership Team! Established to lend member insight and recommendation to the Society's member recognition programs and awards, the Awards Team will review current OSOT awards and procedures and make recommendations for change, additions, additional opportunities/ways to recognize member accomplishment. If you're keen to celebrate all that OTs do...this Team's for you! Like other OSOT Teams, work will predominantly involve teleconference meetings, facilitating participation from across the province! Contact Christie Brenchley for more information.
Extended Health Insurance Advocacy Task Force
OSOT is committed to advocate for coverage of OT services in extended health insurance policies. While the task is not easy, we're looking for members keen to put vision to strategy to action. Help us explore this challenging issue and make recommendations for action. Task Forces focus on a specific task and can be time-bounded. We're hoping an EHI Task Force might work for 6 - 8 months to identify some strategic recommendations, commencing in October 2017. Opportunities for continued engagement can be explored when strategic activities are confirmed. Interested? It is expected the Task Force would meet by teleconference. Contact Christie Brenchley
for more information.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Team
We've had member interest expressed for the development of a new team or interest group with a focus on accessibility, specifically the AODA and it's is relevance for occupational therapists. Do you work with accessibility issues? Consult to employers, communities, organizations? Interested to look at ways that OSOT can support OTs to be informed about and engaged in the issues/opportunities of the AODA? This team would be supported to meet by teleconference enabling members from across the province to participate. Contacted Christie Brenchley
for more information.
Professional Development Advisory Team
We're seeking a diverse group of members who are interested in providing feedback and advice to the development of OSOT's professional development programs. Do you share an interest in knowledge translation, in assuring the preparation of OTs for new opportunities and in supporting services targeted to support OTs to be the best they can be? Contact Christie Brenchley
. This team will meet bi-monthly by teleconference.