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. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Member-at-Large (Quality Assurance) serves as Chair of the Continuing Competence Committee. This position supports the continuing competency program.
The Member-at-Large (Practice Standards) serves as the Chair of the Practice Standards Committee. This SSOT Council member will focus on activities related to setting standards, guidelines, ethics, and competencies required for occupational therapists in Saskatchewan.
The Member-at-Large (Stakeholder & Public Relations) serves as chair for the Communications Committee. This individual, with the Communications Committee, will be involved with communications with the public, members, and other stakeholders.
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.