The ACOT office will be moving to the new location at 312-8925 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB T6E 5J3 during the week of November 20 – 24, 2017. During this time the College may experience some disturbance in both telephone and internet service. To reduce the inconvenience to all members and the public, all College staff will be checking their email regularly and will reply to all inquiries as soon as possible. If you are trying to contact the College via telephone and are having trouble getting through, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will return your call as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience as we move to our accessible new space!
Recognition of OT Month in the Legislature
Occupational Therapy month was recognized in the Alberta Legislature on Oct 31, 2017. A number of Occupational Therapists were invited to be in attendance and were introduced to the Members of the House. An excerpt from Hansard, the official record of the proceedings of the Alberta Legislature, is below.
Hoffman: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. It’s my pleasure to introduce to you and through you one of Alberta’s occupational therapists. I’d ask that Abid Valji please rise as I do this introduction. October is dedicated to occupational therapists as they dedicate their careers to the well-being of others. Occupational therapists work to help Albertans in need of care to care for themselves and to live inclusive, fulfilling lives. Please join me in extending the traditional warm welcome to our guest.
The Speaker: Welcome.
The Associate Minister of Health.
Ms Payne: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to introduce to you and through you to all members of this House some additional members of the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists. Occupational therapists empower and enable patients to reach their goals and are valued members of patient-centred, team-based care. I’d ask that Gayla Grinde, clinical lead at CASA, Elizabeth Taylor, associate professor in occupational therapy at the U of A, Shaniff Esmail, associate chair and professor of the department of OT at the U of A, Sharon Brintnell, a global leader in occupational therapy and service development, and Maggie Fulford, registrar for the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists, please rise and receive the traditional warm welcome of our House.