What is the SSOT Council?
The SSOT Council is the group of individuals who meet at least 7 times a year to manage the affairs of the Society. The Council ensures the regulation of all Occupational Therapists in Saskatchewan and monitors and promotes the profession of occupational therapy. Council consists of at least 5 elected Occupational Therapists that are SSOT members and up to three public representatives who are appointed by the provincial government.
Members of SSOT, are asked to consider nominating themselves or individuals they think would be well suited for a position on SSOT Council. Nomination forms are sent to all SSOT Members prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Successful candidates will be determined and announced at the AGM.
President Job Description:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of the Council, exercise general control and supervision over the affairs of the Council and the Society, and be an ex-officio, non-voting member of all committees with the exception of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Discipline Committee. The incumbent assumes the office of President at the first Council meeting following the Annual General Meeting.
President-Elect Job Description:
The President-Elect shall assist the President in his/her role and preside over any meeting when the President is unable to do so. The President-Elect will be assigned duties as needed and appropriate by SSOT Council and the President.
Registrar Job Description:
The Registrar carries out duties to ensure that all Occupational Therapists in Saskatchewan are properly registered with SSOT. This person maintains a current register of each member's required information. This person also ensures the safe-keeping of past records. The Registrar serves as chair for the Credentials Committee.
Secretary-Treasurer Job Description:
The Secretary-Treasurer carries out duties to ensure that the Society’s financial affairs are managed appropriately. The Secretary-Treasurer serves as chair of the Finance Committee.
Member-at-Large for Professional Issues Job Description:
The Member-at-Large for Professional Issues serves as Chair of the Professional Practice Committee. This position, with the Professional Practise Committee, will advise Council on matters related to the standards, guidelines, ethics, and competencies required for Occupational Therapists. In the absence of the President and President-Elect, a Member-at-Large shall be appointed by the Council to perform the duties of the President.
Member-at-Large for Research and Education Job Description:
The Member-at-Large for Research and Education will serve as the Chair of the Research Development Committee and will be a member of the Continuing Professional Education Committee. This SSOT Council member will work with assigned committees to increase the research capacity of SSOT members and facilitate continuing professional educational activities. This individual is the link to Council on all matters involving research and post-professional education, both graduate studies and continuing professional education.
Member-at-Large for Public Relations Job Description:
The Member-at-Large for Public Relations serves as chair for the Public Relations Committee. This individual, with the Public Relations Committee, will be involved in activities to coordinate and promote awareness of occupational therapy services in Saskatchewan.
Public Representative Job Description:
The Public Representative's role is to safeguard the public interest by representing the public’s perspective. Public representatives are not Occupational Therapists and bring forward a public perspective on issues that come before the SSOT Council or its committees. One of the Public Representatives must be a member of the Discipline Committee. The Public Representative's role is not determined by SSOT Council but by The Occupational Therapists Act, 1997, relevant Bylaws, and the Provincial Government.