About OPA2018-05-29T08:27:02+00:00

ABOUT THE ONTARIO PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) is a non-profit health professional organization with more than 5,500 volunteer members across the province. OPA is the Ontario branch of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is the regulatory body for physiotherapists in Ontario.

BUILDING A STRONGER

AND HEALTHIER ONTARIO

HISTORY

Ontario was one of the first provinces in Canada to regulate the profession of physiotherapy in 1924 under the Drugless Practitioner’s Act. On December 31, 1993, with the proclamation of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Physiotherapy Act, physiotherapists were recognized by the provincial government as one of a restricted number of self-governing health care professions.

Incorporated in 1964, OPA was the first provincial branch of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

From its inception, OPA has been a strong voice for the profession reflecting the commitment of physiotherapists to work together though a united professional association. Over the years membership has grown to include the full spectrum of physiotherapy service providers and included students and physiotherapist assistants.

VISION

Ontarians are Healthier and Stronger through Physiotherapy

MISSION STATEMENT

OPA is committed to leadership in physiotherapy through the provision of advocacy, professional development and career support services for its members in order to provide quality physiotherapy to Ontarians.

VALUES

Physiotherapy By Physiotherapists

Integrity

Professionalism

Innovation and Research

Collaboration

Accountability

Effective Communications

Quality in Services

OPA STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 – 2023

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OPA BY-LAWS

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association is
governed by by-laws that set out the rules
for all business and operations, including
terms and conditions of membership,
meetings, conduct of the Board and the
creation and business of Districts.