Member Benefits

Professional Development & Networking
  • Member discounts on workshops, webinars and our annual provincial conference. See upcoming events .
  • Practice advice and support
  • Professional Development Events/Courses listing
  • York University's Health Leadership & Learning Network - Find out more!
  • OSOT members' Find-A-Colleague online tool - an easy way to find OSOT colleagues with whom to network
  • OSOT Mentorship Program and Find-a-Mentor online tool
  • Access to provincial interest group networks.
  • Refresher/re-entry education resources.
  • Linkages with other OT associations.
  • OSOT committee involvement - contribute and benefit at the same time!
Find an OT Directory
  • Includes self-employ OTs who have indicated on their member profile that they accept private referrals and wish to be listed in our public referral directory.
  • No charge to OSOT self-employed members.
  • Public can search by geographical distance from their location as well as using other criteria.
  • OTs name and business contact information displayed in the search results.
  • Use the search tool
Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance Plan
  • OSOT professional liability insurance is offered through PROLINK
  • Comprehensive liability, legal expenses, sexual abuse counselling fund coverage.  
  • Policy meets and exceeds requirements of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
  • Covers support personnel and students.
  • No Deductible coverage for legal expenses for regulatory (College) proceedings.
  • Complimentary extension to members who retire or take extended leaves.
  • See program details
    Self-Employed Insurance Options
    • Commercial General Liability Insurance protects you from a wide variety of claims that may arise but are not related to your professional practice including bodily injury, property damage and libel/slander.
    • Coverage options available $2 million or $5 million.
    • Office/Business Property Insurance provides coverage for business equipment, office contents and business property.
    • Corporation Coverage for professional liability.
    • For coverage questions or in the event of a legal suit or complaint is brought against you, call Paul Attwood at PROLINK. (Direct Line: 416-644-7714 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-6828) for prompt professional advice regarding the benefits of your plan.
    Insurance Coverage for your Private Practice
    • Private practitioners will want to explore a suite of business insurance options available through OSOT’s insurance broker PROLINK
    Group Benefits Plan
    • Group Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Extended Health Insurance, Dental Plan, Critical Illness Insurance and Members Assistance Plan.   
    • Access to large group extended health coverage rates - save 20 - 30%
    • OT Services covered under extended health insurance plan!
    • Programs offered and accessed through PROLINK
    • See our Premier and Gold program details.
    • For information, contact PROLINK at 1-800-663-6828 or email
    Group Home, Auto and Pet Insurance

    • PROLINK has negotiated group rates with multiple insurers to offer OSOT Members the right coverage from the right insurer for the right price.
    • See home and auto program details or call 1-800-663-6828 for an individualized quote.
    • See pet secure program details or call 1-888-920-7176 for an individualized quote.
    GoodLife Fitness Annual Membership Savings (Currently Suspended During the COVID-19 Health Situation)
    • OSOT members receive significant savings on their bi-weekly or annual membership fees. 
    • Spouse/significant other or dependent of OSOT member also to purchase membership at the corporate rate if the OSOT member is a GoodLife member.
    • Access to over 250 GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada. 
    • World renowned Group Exercise Fitness programs. 
    • Complimentary towel service. (where available) 
    • Complimentary orientation sessions upon starting your membership. 
    Legal Advisory Service
    • Unlimited free access to telephone based legal advice on employment law, civil litigation, family law, landlord tenant issues, criminal, real estate law, wills/estate planning.
    • OT Practice related queries included!
    • Lawyer referral service if legal services beyond telephone advice is required -preferred rates- save 25%
    • See program details.
    Real Estate Referral Service
    • Program designed to find an experienced agent to help you buy or sell a home.
    • If you purchase or sell through the assigned agent, you are entitled to receive a cash payment equal to $25 for each $10,000 in real estate value.
    • See program details
    CAA Roadside Assistance
    • Roadside assistance if you need battery boosting, emergency roadside towing, lockout service and more.
    • Save with group rates for first time members.
    • See program details and application form
    Member Services
    • OSOT Office - call toll free (1-877-676-6768) or email
    • Practice resources
    • Group Accident Insurance (WSIB replacement coverage) for re-entry candidates or international graduates completing unpaid practicums
    • Monthly Email updates and professional activities calendar
    • Career opportunities and posting of relevant event opportunities on our Other Events Page.
    OSOT Research Fund
    Advocacy & Public Relations
    • Representation to Government - Health, Education, Social Services, etc.
    • Representation to other health professions.
    • Provincial public relations strategy for profession.
    • Public relations resources. (discount member pricing!)
    • Provincial OT Week initiatives and resources.
    • Career recruitment kit.
    • Advocacy Resource Guide.
    OT Student Services
    • Complimentary student membership.
    • Access to all OSOT programs and services above. (excluding Liability Insurance plans prior to graduation)
    • Student liaisons at each program.
    • Project ideas, placement opportunities and professional resources.