Allied Health Professional Development Fund

The Ontario government has announced that it will be winding down the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) and will end the fund as of March 31, 2020. Final submissions must be submitted on or prior to March 2, 2020 to be considered.

On January 27, 2020, the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care released their announcement and Key Messages and Frequently Asked Questions. The Government welcomes your feedback and has made a commitment to review funding for all allied health professionals. Please direct your questions to alliedhealthprograms@ontario.ca.

OSOT has represented occupational therapists' interests in the funds since its inception and continues to advocate to the government through this transition. OSOT welcomes your comments and ideas at osot@osot.on.ca

OSOT continues to support occupational therapists by providing high quality, evidence-informed, professional development opportunities. OSOT Members have access to over 60 free and low cost archived webinars, live webinars and workshops, and event listings.

In addition, OSOT has updated resources where you can Find Evidence for your Practice, including access to open-source journal articles, abstracts, databases, and resources.