Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

What's New

SSOT Renewals are now open!
The SSOT Administrative Assistant will be away from the office January 24th - February 5th.  She will not have access to WIFI.  If you have any questions regarding new applications or renewals, please contact Sherry Just, SSOT Executive Director (ed@ssot.sk.ca) or Miranda Hall, SSOT Registrar (registrar@ssot.sk.ca) for assistance.

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Information for Members

Council Members

Shay Saxby
Jeanette McNalty
Miranda Hall
Heidi Watson
Member at Large for Professional Issues
Lara Ewanchuk
Member at Large for Research and Education
Cynthia Bojkovsky
Member at Large for Public Relations
Jasmin Richter
Public Representative
Murray Rausch 
Public Representative
Judith Metcalfe
Public Representative 
Warren Postlewaite
SSOT Administrative Assistant
Sue Knoll

SSOT Executive Director
Sherry Just

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • TBA

Membership Renewal Process

The SSOT Membership year runs from March 1 to the end of February. It is the responsibility of the SSOT Member to ensure that they completely fill out the renewal forms and submit appropriate fees to SSOT. Members are encouraged to contact the SSOT Office to verify that their renewal form has been received by the SSOT Office.

Renewal of your registration is required on February 15 each year. The annual registration form and fee must be received no later than February 15 to avoid a late fee penalty. If your annual registration form and fee are not received by the last day of February at 5 pm you will not be licensed to work in Saskatchewan as an Occupational Therapist and your employer will be notified.

In February SSOT member's renewals will be checked to ensure that they have adequate occupational therapy practise hours. SSOT Members are required to have worked 1000 hours in the last five years or 600 hours in the last three years.

Link to renewal page


ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 SOTREF (Saskatchewan Occupational Therapists’ Research and Education Fund) COMPETITION
Funding available to enhance research capacity of SSOT Members.  Interested in going back to school to do graduate work?  Have an idea for a research project related to your practice?  Want to share your research with colleagues at a conference?  Apply now for the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Occupational Therapists’ Research and Education Fund.  This Fund was provided to the university by SSOT to facilitate research and education activities that will support post-professional students and practicing SSOT members.   This initiative will benefit Saskatchewan residents through enhancing evidence-based occupational therapy practice in our province.  The amount of the grant is $1500.  To apply for this funding, please complete this form and submit to the SSOT Executive-Director ed@ssot.sk.ca by January 17th, 2020 at 5.00 pm.

Donations to this fund can be made online, by phone, or by mail. For more information on how to donate, please follow the link. Be sure to designate the gift to the “Saskatchewan Occupational Therapists’ Research and Education Fund” #116643

SSOT 2015 Visioning Meetings and Strategic Planning

The SSOT Recent Visioning Sessions had a great turnout and reception from Occupational Therapists.  In Regina on January 16, 2015 we had 28 attending and in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015 we had 38 attending.  SSOT Council will use the information discussed at these Visioning Meetings to inform our upcoming Strategic Planning Session on March 21, 2015.

Louise Burridge, SSOT Director of Professional Practice presented the following PowerPoint during these sessions.

SSOT Members Appeal Policy and Procedures

SSOT Updates for Members

December 2011 Update




Limitations to Occupational Therapy Practice in Saskatchewan

2006 Ultrasound Notice

Information for working with Worker's Compensation Board (WCB)

The WCB and SSOT have signed an agreement that outlines the relationship and responsibilities of Occupational Therapists working with WCB clients, SSOT and WCB. If you provide occupational therapy services to WCB clients it is your responsibility to review this attached Agreement, Standards of Practice and Fee Schedule. Agreement
New forms for primary care treatment (not work site visits) are now on the Sask WCB website and effective June 1, 2015 OTs can begin using these forms and discard all previous forms.

Information for working with SGI

The following are the fees agreed upon by SGI and the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (SSOT).  The fees are to be used to bill for services provided to SGI clients by occupational therapists (OTs).

OT Services - Fee Schedule (effective May 1st, 2018)

SGI recently revised the Transportation category of the ‘Using Grid A’ document.  This document provides a guide to rating functional dependence for SGI’s grid A, which is used to determine a person’s living assistance benefits. Occupational Therapists are commonly asked by SGI to assess a person’s living assistance needs and provide information relevant to the activities of daily living included in this grid.  Please find the revised ‘Using Grid A’ document. The only change to this document is for the category Transportation.  Please reference this document for all future assessments.

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has increased the Program of Choice (POC) 12 – Related Health Services fees.

A Practising Licence is not needed for an Occupational Therapist to provide education in Saskatchewan

A practising licence is not required for an occupational therapist to provide education in Saskatchewan. A licence is only required if the educational event includes treatment of clients. If you are planning an occupational therapy educational event in Saskatchewan, SSOT encourages you to ensure that the presenter clearly states in writing (handouts and brochures) and during the session introduction which province or country they do have a licence to practice occupational therapy in.

Professional Corporation for Occupational Therapists Requirements

Information about Professional Corporation

Application for Initial Registration and Permit
Instructions for Completion of Application for Initial Registration and Permit


The Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Partnership provides access to a comprehensive suite of online health information resources for all health practitioners in Saskatchewan. Practice areas include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, and therapy. The SHIRP digital library includes:

  • 13 Medical and Interdisciplinary Health Databases
  • Over 6,000 Full text Journals
  • 144 Full text Books
  • 3 Clinical Decision Support Tools

SHIRP's Mandate:

  • ensure that critical evidence-based health information is available to all health care practitioners in the province
  • provide training and reference support for all health care practitioners in accessing these vital resources

The SHIRP team is comprised of two Co-Chairs, a Coordinator, an Outreach Services Librarian, and a Programmer/Analyst.

Liability Insurance Information

  • Bylaws to require $5 Million liability/malpractice insurance for all SSOT practising members have been approved by the SSOT membership and the Minister of Health. This insurance is now required for all new SSOT practicing and restricted licence applicants and will be required by all current SSOT members by February 28, 2009. SSOT does not endorse one provider or carrier over another. This insurance may be purchased through:
    • An independent insurance broker: a listing of Saskatchewan members is available through the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (www.ibac.ca )
    • The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (www.caot.ca)
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please refer to Page 9 of this attached magazine for information on what CAOT insurance through BMS can offer you as an occupational therapist.

SSOT Awards (Nomination Form)

Past Winners

Clinical Teaching Award

What is this? The Clinical Teaching Award recognizes a Fieldwork Supervisor who has provided outstanding training and guidance during a clinical placement.

How to apply? Candidates are nominated by the student(s) who believe that their fieldwork supervisor demonstrated exceptional performance in one or more of the following areas: communication, theoretical knowledge, practice, skill development, fostering confidence and independence, and/or overall instructional abilities.

To apply, simply complete the nomination form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The deadline for applications is May 1st, at 5:00 p.m. 

Mentorship Award

What is this? The award for Mentorship is given to a SSOT member who has provided exceptional guidance, support, advice and professional knowledge with another SSOT member.

How to apply? To apply, simply complete the nomination form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The deadline for applications is May 1st at 5:00 p.m. 

Outstanding Contributions to the Community

What is this? This award is given for indirect utilization of occupational therapy skills for a community service. Examples may include but are not limited to: speaking to community groups, involvement in sports for individuals living with a disability, voluntary membership on boards, organizations or societies, and/or participation in recruitment endeavors.

How to apply? To apply, simply complete the nomination form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The deadline for applications is May 1st at 5:00 p.m.  

Outstanding Contributions to the Society

What is this? This award recognizes direct involvement with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists and/or the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists on behalf of the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists. Examples may include but are not limited to serving as an elected Council member, participating as a standing or ad hoc committee member or serving as a member active in the promotion of the Society.

How to apply? To apply, simply complete the nomination form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The deadline for applications is  May 1st at 5:00 pm

Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Occupational Therapy

What is this? This award recognizes occupational therapy involvement in the workplace. It may include serving as a consultant, providing continuing education or professional education, and/or serving as a stellar public ambassador for the profession of occupational therapy.

How to apply? To apply, simply complete the nomination form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The deadline for applications is May 1st at 5:00 pm

SSOT/CAOT Citation Award

What is this? The purpose of the SSOT/CAOT Citation Award is to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of an agency, program or individual to the health and well-being of Canadians. One citation is provided to each province/territory in Canada.

Nominations for the SSOT/CAOT Citation Award must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee shall not be an occupational therapist or an agency/organization directed by an occupational therapist.
  • The nominee will have made, or be making, a significant contribution to rehabilitation, community health, self-help groups, provincial, territorial or municipal government initiatives in health care or other related programs.
  • The nominee will have demonstrated support of occupational therapy philosophy or endeavour.

The citation award is typically presented during National Occupational Therapy Month. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize others who contribute to our profession and promote occupational therapy in your province or territory.  How to apply? Further information on this award and how to apply may be found by following this link.  The deadline for applications is November 26th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

SSOT Presentation Grant

What is this? The SSOT Presentation award of $1000 is designed to support Saskatchewan OTs to participate in research and to share their findings at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference. 

Eligibility: Recipients must be members of SSOT in good standing for at least 6 months who have been accepted to present at the CAOT Conference. 

How to apply? Eligible members would complete a SSOT Presentation Grant Application Form and submit this form to SSOT. The application form is available by clicking on the link.  The deadline for applications: May 1st at 5:00 pm

Professional Development Fund Annual Award

What is this? The purpose of the Professional Development Fund is to promote and support practicing SSOT members in their ongoing professional development activities.  Annually, SSOT Council will determine how much of the interest from this investment fund will be given to an award winner to fund professional education.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, a SSOT member must be a member in good standing for at least 6 months and the education course must be related to the practice of occupational therapy.  Expenses for the following items will be considered for reimbursement: tuition/registration fee, meals, accommodation, transportation, childcare and textbooks/resource materials. The successful applicant will be randomly drawn from all complete submissions annually in May and will receive a SSOT cheque following the draw.

How to apply? Simply complete the application form and submit the completed form to SSOT. The application form may be found by clicking on the link.  Deadline for applications: May 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Research Survey