Advocacy & Positions 2016-09-07T19:38:58+00:00

ADVOCACY AND POSITIONS

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) works to ensure the voice of its members and the physiotherapy profession is heard on important issues in all areas of the health care system.

This work includes both advocacy and collaboration with key stakeholders including government, insurers, associations, colleges and other health-care organizations.

Some of the ways OPA advocates include:

Providing responses and submissions to proposals and policy changes


Supporting relevant research and best practice


Representing the physiotherapy profession on provincial advisory and steering committees


Lobbying government for legislative and policy change

Promoting an understanding of the value of physiotherapy


Collaborating with other health professions to address shared issues


Supporting members in addressing local concerns


Identifying emerging issues and opportunities to members and stakeholders


The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) also advocates on the behalf of its members and the physiotherapy profession on matters related to health care that are at a national level.

PARTNERS & COALITIONS

OPA represents the physiotherapy profession in many collaborative groups and partnerships including:

Coalition of Regulated Health Professional Associations (CORHPA)


Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services (APACTS)


 

The Coalition of Health Professional Associations in Automobile Insurance Services (The Coalition)


Rehabilitation Care Alliance (RCA) Steering Committee


 

Auto Insurance Superintendent’s Advisory Committee (FSCO)


WSIB Fee Setting Advisory Committee