Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Providing voice, visibility and leadership for occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants in Ontario.

Our Vision

Occupational Therapy services are easily accessed across the continuum of care.

Objects of the Corporation

Incorporated under the Corporations Act (Ontario) by Letters Patent in 1921, the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapy was later renamed the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists by Supplementary Letters Patent dated October 15, 1968. The objects of the corporation were amended by Supplementary Letters Patent in 1992 and in 2023 the Society approved Articles of Amendments to meet the following purposes:

The operation of a professional association of Ontario occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants for the purposes of: 

(a) promoting the profession of occupational therapy;
(b) providing membership services;
(c) liaising with other relevant groups such as government, other associations, universities;
(d) providing members with opportunities for professional growth regarding clinical practice, education and research in occupational therapy; 
(e) providing opportunities for networking among occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants; 
(f) representing the members of the Corporation for its purposes; and
(g) such other complementary purposes not inconsistent with these purposes.

OSOT Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity among the broad range of people we represent and that our work is enriched and made better by engaging diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skillsets. We consider equity, diversity, and inclusion a driver of organizational excellence. It is our aim that our members, partners, and interested others reflect and embrace these core values. To this end, OSOT’s Board of Directors and staff are committed to ensure the Society engages in its strategic and operational work in ways that fully respect these principles and commitments.

View OSOT's Policy re Diversity and Inclusion