Occupational therapists draw upon a wide variety of tools and resources to provide their clients and patients with safe, ethical, and effective care. The resources listed below are by no means exhaustive and occupational therapists are advised to supplement them with additional materials as necessary.
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Considerations for Starting or Closing a Private Practice
This practice resource is intended to help support occupational therapists who are considering starting, leaving, or closing an occupational therapy private practice. Please note that the information is not exhaustive and the College strongly recommends that occupational therapists consult with professionals, such as accountants and/or lawyers, for assistance in determining legal requirements and best business practices.
Is it Occupational Therapy? A Tool to Consider Emerging Practices
The College often receives practice consults inquiring if an activity, task or intervention might be considered something an occupational therapist can perform in British Columbia. This practice resource is intended to guide individuals through a series of reflective questions to help make that determination. For a learning opportunity to interpret and apply this resource, check out the accompanying Case Study: Is it Occupational Therapy? which includes scenarios for discussion and debate.
Quick-Learn Lesson: Naloxone Administration
E-learning lesson outlining what to do if you witness or suspect an opioid overdose.
Overdose Prevention and Response in BC
General information and resources related to overdose prevention and response from the Province of BC.
Toward the Heart
Bookmark this website for widely referenced information and resources on naloxone.
Naloxone-specific resources From the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.
Cultural Safety Resources
Cultural Safety & Cultural Humility Webinars
First Nations Health Authority and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council cultural safety and cultural humility webinar action series. No cost to attend or view previous webinars.
COTBC Webinars on Indigenous Cultural Safety in Occupational Therapy Practice
COTBC webinars on indigenous cultural safety in occupational therapy practice.
Make Your Commitment to Cultural Safety
Download a pledge card and make the commitment.
ACOTRO Joint Position Statements
COTBC, as part of the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO), participates in the development of joint position statements with other occupational therapy national organizations. The purpose of position statements is to encourage common understanding issues related to the profession of occupational therapy.
- Joint Position Statement regarding Utilizing Occupational Therapist Assistants in Occupational Therapy Service Delivery
- Joint Position Statement on Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy
- Joint Position Statement on Professional Identity, Individual Responsibility and Public Accountability Through the Use of Title in Occupational Therapy
- Joint Position Statement on Diversity – under development