February 2019

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND INTERACTION?

2019-02-21T10:03:29-04:00February 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

2019-02-19T09:24:01-04:00September 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 [...]

November 2017

LEARNING TO LEAD

2018-05-15T12:01:14-04:00November 17th, 2017|Leadership, Melanie Konje, Professional Development|

Highlights from two Ontario physiotherapists on CPA's Leadership Forum 2017. Emma Tallman, London District President: My name is Emma Tallman and I am what you might label a “recent grad” physiotherapist. I graduated from Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy program in 2014 and I work in private practice in a clinic in London, [...]