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

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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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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November 2018

QUALITY TIME AT HEALTH QUALITY TRANSFORMATION

2018-12-18T10:43:49-04:00November 26th, 2018|Innovation, Leadership|

Health Quality Transformation 2018, a Health Quality Ontario event, is Canada's largest conference on health care quality and this year it was held on October 17, 2018 in Toronto, London, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The Ontario Physiotherapy Association was invited to exhibit once again this year at the conference in Toronto. OPA staff [...]

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September 2018

MY DAD ON PROFESSIONALISM

2019-06-06T07:15:13-04:00September 19th, 2018|Innovation, Leadership, Physiotherapy Award, Students, Volunteers|

My father was a man of many wise words; most of them were not his, but that didn’t matter. These few have stayed with me as mementos of his way of life: Give what cannot be taken Maybe it’s the simplicity that I like. Or maybe it affirms my reluctance to judge a gift [...]

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PARTNERSHIPS TO WEATHER STORMS & CHANGE

2018-09-19T10:12:40-04:00September 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

2018-05-16T14:42:42-04:00May 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 [...]

December 2017

OPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRATEGIC PLANNING DAY

2018-05-15T12:00:37-04:00December 11th, 2017|Association Planning, Leadership, Melanie Konje|

On November 25 the OPA Board and senior staff met with Danny Nashman and Catherine Creede of the Potential Group to bring together all the information gathered, and build our new OPA 2018-2023 strategic plan as part of the national collaborative strategic plan. This year our process was intentionally different than it has been [...]