March 2024

OPA RESPONSE TO CPC PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

2024-03-28T14:05:52-04:00March 28th, 2024|Advocacy|

OPA has been keeping members updated on our work over the last two years to resolve issues facing clinics participating, through a Transfer Payment Agreement (TPA) with the Ministry of Health (MoH), in the Community Physiotherapy Clinic (CPC) program. On March 26, 2024, TPA holders received an update from the Ministry of Health on [...]

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February 2024

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024

2024-02-02T09:01:09-05:00February 2nd, 2024|Advocacy, Leadership|

This February, OPA recognizes Black History Month. We celebrate Black physiotherapists, physiotherapy residents, students and physiotherapist assistants and the contributions they have made and continue to make in advancing the profession and excellence in our healthcare system.  OPA celebrates Black leaders in the healthcare system, which includes those working in the Black Healthcare Professionals [...]

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December 2023

OPA PRESIDENT’S YEAR END MESSAGE

2023-12-12T14:19:23-05:00December 12th, 2023|Advocacy, Association Planning, Interaction|

What the #$%@$% is OPA doing? What are we doing? This is a question that OPA gets often. While the answer can be found in our various communications, we do know that it takes time to stay up-to-date on Association activities. We are working on making it easier and faster for you to find [...]

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September 2023

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION 2023

2023-09-25T12:50:44-04:00September 25th, 2023|Advocacy|

September 30 is a federal statutory holiday commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also a recognized as Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day inspired by the story of Indian Residential School Survivor Phyllis Webstad. On this day people across the country wear orange shirts to create awareness about [...]

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May 2023

HAPPY PRIDE SEASON!

2024-05-13T15:28:17-04:00May 30th, 2023|Advocacy|

June is Pride Month and we celebrate 2SLGBTQI+ communities in Ontario and in our physiotherapy community. In addition to celebrating diversity and love in all its forms, we honour the achievements so far to end discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression this Pride Season and commit to the ongoing [...]

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February 2022

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

2022-02-08T09:51:03-05:00February 8th, 2022|Advocacy|

This February we celebrate Black physiotherapists, physiotherapy residents and physiotherapist assistants and their contributions over history to the health of Ontarians and our communities. We look forward to sharing four articles from Black physiotherapists and an internationally educated candidate seeking registration as a physiotherapist in Canada in our print member newsletter, Physiotherapy Today and [...]

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June 2020

September 2018

PARTNERSHIPS TO WEATHER STORMS & CHANGE

2020-09-14T17:24:39-04:00September 6th, 2018|Advocacy, Association Planning, Leadership|

The border between Canada and the United States running from Little Gold Creek to Campobello is often reported as the longest undefended border in the world. Citizens north and south of the border have lived in relative harmony for the better part of two centuries. There is a high likelihood that one of the [...]

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May 2018

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

2020-09-14T17:24:41-04:00May 10th, 2018|Advocacy, Leadership|

Ever wonder why suddenly we have the privilege to communicate a diagnoses to our patients and other health care providers? How about the public's direct accessibility to physiotherapy? Why are there so many private insurance companies that currently allow direct billing without a physicians' referral for physiotherapy just like the dentists? Do you think [...]

April 2017

ONTARIO INVESTS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY!

2020-09-14T17:24:47-04:00April 27th, 2017|Advocacy|

Last week the Ontario government released the 2017-2018 Budget and it included several references to physiotherapist and expansion of programs that promote access to physiotherapy.  Investments involving physiotherapy include: increased funding to inter-professional primary care, community/home care, central intake assessment centres to decrease wait times for total hip and knee replacement surgeries, increased use [...]