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July 2019

NETWORKING IN PEI AT THE CPA FORUM

2019-07-29T10:27:14-04:00July 29th, 2019|Leadership, Professional Development|

By Alison Bonnyman, Secretary, OPA Board of Directors I was very pleased to be a part of the CPA Forum on Promoting Healthy Aging. Admittedly, it took some family persuasion to be away on the July long weekend, but it was worth it.  Healthy Aging is a very timely topic both professionally, as we [...]

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June 2019

QSL DISTRICT GETS STUDENTS THINKING ABOUT THEIR FUTURE

2019-06-24T15:09:40-04:00June 24th, 2019|District Event, Students|

On June 18, the Quinte-St. Lawrence (QSL) District hosted a panel discussion on ‘Embracing uncertainty, overcoming challenges, and lessons learned’  for ‘soon-to-be graduates of the MScPT program at Queen’s University. This event came about after a discussion with current students and representatives on the QSL District Leadership Team, Sarah Kelly and Josh Nickel, who [...]

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$11,300 RAISED – MCMASTER STUDENTS FUNDRAISE FOR INCREASED REHAB SERVICES

2019-06-21T12:21:57-04:00June 21st, 2019|Students, Volunteers|

On May 31, 2019, McMaster Rehabilitation Sciences hosted their 25th Annual Charity Ball. Every year the McMaster Rehabilitation Sciences Charity Ball Committee organizes a dinner and dancing gala. This committee is comprised solely of students within the Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology programs who collaborate to execute all components of this event. [...]

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ONTARIO PTS AT WCPT CONGRESS 2019

2019-06-17T11:41:18-04:00June 17th, 2019|Leadership, Professional Development|

#WCPT2019: The thoughts of a Rookie Presenter & WCPT Delegate By Tracy Blake, PT, PhD What happens when 4500 physiotherapists from over 100 World Confederation for Physical Therapists (WCPT) member organizations descend on Geneva, Switzerland? Magic. Opening ceremonies was an incredible experience- I hadn’t truly understood the breadth of the physiotherapy community until I [...]

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KITCHENER-WATERLOO DISTRICT PARTNERS UP FOR MS WALK

2019-06-03T14:48:57-04:00June 3rd, 2019|District Event, National Physiotherapy Month, Volunteers|

To celebrate National Physiotherapy Month this year, the Kitchener-Waterloo District committee partnered with the MS Society’s annual MS walk on Sunday May 5, 2019 in Kitchener. Two physiotherapists from the Kitchener-Waterloo District committee set up a booth on event day to raise awareness about the role of physiotherapy in MS and the many roles [...]

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May 2019

PT STUDENTS APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE

2019-05-28T11:50:12-04:00May 28th, 2019|District Event, National Physiotherapy Month, Students|

May is National Physiotherapy Month and physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and students across the country organize events to connect with their local communities. OPA offers members in Ontario items to help them start conversations including brochures, pens, water bottles, sticky notes and the option to borrow one of OPA’s banners. This year, over 130 members [...]

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April 2019

2019 AWARD WINNERS SHARE THEIR STORIES

2019-04-29T15:49:00-04:00April 29th, 2019|Innovation, Interaction, Leadership, Physiotherapy Award, Volunteers|

Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipient By Robert Cusinato  Who am I?  The answer to this very question remains elusive not only to me but to each and every one of us. While I have been searching for clues, I have experienced a rebirth of sorts.  It still remains unclear what triggered this positive change as [...]

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February 2019

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND INTERACTION?

2019-06-24T15:16:36-04:00February 21st, 2019|Innovation, Interaction, Leadership, Professional Development, Students|

OPA’s InterACTION conference is quickly approaching in Toronto on Friday, April 5– Saturday, April 6! There are lots of reasons to attend the conference. For example, listening to speakers including two plenary sessions (one on tech in health care), viewing presentations on recent research, networking with your peers, celebrating the physiotherapy profession, and more! [...]

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December 2018

ANNUAL STRATEGY DAY FOR HOME AND HOSPITAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

2019-01-07T11:15:22-04:00December 18th, 2018|Association Planning, Leadership, Volunteers|

The Home Care Advisory Committee (HCAC) and the Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) met on November 17, 2018 in Toronto for their annual in-person meeting. The morning started off with a very informative presentation on bundled funding (integrated funding models) delivered by Chris Sulway, Vice President, Quality Performance and Accountability, and Luciano Veta, Manager, Contracts [...]

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DR KATHLEEN NORMAN LAUNCHES QUINTE-ST.LAWRENCE SPEAKER SERIES

2018-12-18T10:44:45-04:00December 11th, 2018|District Event, Professional Development|

On Wednesday November 21, 2018, Dr. Kathleen Norman, PT, PhD, delivered a captivating talk titled “Reflections on our profession's history and possible futures” as the Inaugural Speaker for the Quinte-St. Lawrence District’s 2018/2019 Speaker Series. Dr. Norman earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Queen's University (1987) and a PhD in Rehabilitation [...]

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