Driving plays an enormous role in maintaining an independence in North American culture. Enabling a client to drive safely and be able to participate in their daily activities is very rewarding.

Ryan Sommner, OT

Where do OTs Work?

Occupational Therapists work in all parts if the health, educational and social systems. For example, you will find them working as clinicians, consultants, administrators, educators and/or researchers within:

  • home and community care, primary care networks, health care facilities and hospitals, group homes, seniors centres, recreation centres, supportive living and long-term care facilities, mental health and addiction centres, correctional institutions, private practice, etc.;
  • agencies such as early childhood service providers, schools/school boards, Veteran’s Affairs, Indigenous communities, worker’s compensation boards, rehabilitation/return to work companies, corporations, insurance companies, architectural firms, not-for-profit organizations, etc.;
  • various government departments at the municipal, provincial or federal level;
  • academic institutions and research centres;
  • and many other settings – OTs are adaptable and can tailor the services they provide to the needs of the clients they serve.