Volunteer Opportunity: A member of the Board of Directors of the Queens County Residential Services (QCRS) has contacted the PEIOT Society because they are in need of a new member for the Board and feel an Occupational Therapist would be a valuable asset. QCRS has a residential program as well as a community support program to support adults with intellectual disabilities. Please contact Allyson McDonell by June 5, 2018 if you are interested in this role and would like more information.
The PEIOT Society Annual General Meeting is being held on June 7, 2018 at Queue (next to Pilot House). The meeting begins at 6:00 pm; however, members are invited to come 10 minutes early to sign up ($50 fee).
Education: CAOT Conference 2018 is taking place from June 19 - June 23, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. Please visit the CAOT website for further information and to register.
CAOT Conference 2017 - June 21-24
PEI OT Society hosted and collaborated in the organizing of the national CAOT Conference June 21-24 2017. More than 500 delegates attended the conference and provided rave reviews about the conference activities, both the social events as well as the scientific program.
New Websites and Online Registration System
Both the PEIOT Society and PEIOT Registration Board websites now have a new look and lots of new information for occupational therapists, OT clients and their caregivers, and the general public. The PEIOT Registration Board has also developed a new online registration system for occupational therapists practicing in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada, which will be used for all registration renewals from now on. First-time applicants educated in Canada still have to contact the Registrar directly and submit all necessary documentation. Note that the process of registration for internationally educated occupational therapists involves additional steps.
New Program for Health Professionals — Driving Rehabilitation Therapy
A Driving Rehabilitation Therapy program, the only program of its kind, for licensed and/or regulated health care professionals (OT, PT, SLP) and other professionals working in rehabilitation settings is being offered by Western's School of OT. The application deadline for the Driving Rehabilitation Therapy program is June 30 (for September program start). More information
OT Technician Paul Hughes Receives Award
On June 22nd, 2015 Paul Hughes, OT Technician at the QEH, was the recipient of The PEI Council of People with Disabilities Honorary Service Award in recognition of his many years of volunteer work with maintaining their Snoezelen Room. Congratulations Paul!
Annual General Meeting - June 2015
PEIOT Society Members posing for a group photo at the Annual General Meeting 2015
The Joy Mill Award
Occupational Therapist, Heather Cutcliffe, receiving the Joy Mill Award for Outstanding Contribution to Occupational Therapy on Prince Edward Island during Occupational Therapy Month in October. Manon Gallant, left, Spokesperson for the PEIOTS, presents Ms. Cutcliffe with the award. The award is dedicated to Joy Mill, an Occupational Therapist, who passed away in 2013.