Over the past few years, ACOT has introduced mandatory training on topics such as the 2021 Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada. This helps ensure all registered occupational therapists in Alberta have a common starting point for knowledge on the topic.
This year and in alternate years going forward, all registrants are required to retake the modules on prevention of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct. These free online modules take approximately 2 hours to complete, and you will record your completion through a declaration during your 2024-2025 registration renewal process. If you have completed the modules within the six months preceding renewal, you are able to state this in your declaration, otherwise you will need to re-take them. Please keep a copy of your completion certificate for your records, as you may be asked to produce it as part of a random check.
ACOT’s Council has directed that all registrants complete these modules every two years, as ACOT’s recent hearings have dealt with sexual abuse and sexual misconduct related complaints. This underscores the importance of all registered occupational therapists understanding the power imbalance that exists between themselves and their clients, and the need to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.
Council Open Forum
You’re invited to participate in ACOT Council’s open forum on Saturday September 30, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. online at click here on September 30 to join the meeting. This is your opportunity to bring forward issues, concerns, questions, or any other matter you wish to share with Council, who welcomes your engagement!
We value your input, knowledge, and experiences and hope that you will join us at this open forum! If you have any questions about the open forum, if you would like specific topics addressed or require more information, please contact Marianne Baird, CEO and Registrar at Marianne.Baird@acot.ca or 780.436.8381 ext. 105.