Membership In The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA)

Membership gives Ontario physiotherapists a united front and a strong
professional voice for stakeholders, including government, insurance
companies, other health care professions, and the general public.

Join over 5,500 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and students and become a member of your
professional association.

 

CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR
PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
ASSISTANTS, AND STUDENTS
ACROSS ONTARIO

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

OPA promotes the value and benefits of physiotherapy to the public.

OPA keeps you up-to-date on any issues that affect your profession and advocates on your behalf.

OPA helps the public find you with our free listing on Find a Physiotherapist.

OPA gives you the opportunity for skill development and community involvement through volunteering.

OPA provides best practice resources, access to research, and practice management tools.

OPA supports researchers and educators through the Kim Wolny Research Grant (OPARG).

OPA offers professional development discounts and keeps you informed of professional development opportunities.

OPA offers access to discounted services that will help support your personal and professional growth, including Comprehensive Financial Services through Brian Shumak Financial Services Inc, and a waived initial consultation fee.

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
BECOME A MEMBER

Invest in your profession. Become a
member of the Ontario Physiotherapy
Association by joining the Canadian
Physiotherapy Association (CPA) as
an Ontario-based physiotherapist.

STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Ontario Physiotherapy Association is FREE for physiotherapy and physiotherapist assistant students studying in Ontario.

Join the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) as an Ontario student and automatically become a member of OPA. You also receive free membership in CPA’s 14 Divisions.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible for FREE physiotherapy student membership if you are enrolled in:


An entry-level degree
in physiotherapy at one
of the five
 university
physiotherapy programs
in Ontario


The University of
Toronto
Internationally
Educated Bridging
Program

You are eligible for FREE physiotherapist assistant (PTA) student membership if you are enrolled in a recognized formal education program (programs with accreditation or candidacy status).

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Get to know your professional association now before you graduate.

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OPA SPECIAL STUDENT AWARD
AT InterACTION

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New Grad Package

Interview tips, resume writing, salary expectations,
contract information, and more

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PHYSIOTHERAPY COMPETENCY
EXAMINATION PREPARATORY
SESSION AT YOUR SCHOOL

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DISTRICT STUDENT
EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

(District dependent)

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SPECIAL DISCOUNTS
ON COURSES

PTA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

PTAs are eligible for all discounts to courses and receive all of OPA communications. Through CPA, physiotherapist assistants can access the many resources and opportunities for networking available to PTAs through the National Physiotherapist Assistant Assembly.