Business and Personal ResourcesSara Pulins2019-06-27T09:58:57-04:00
BUSINESS AND PERSONAL RESOURCES
OPA MEMBERS – LOGIN TO ACCESS THE FULL CONTENT
OPA provides members the tools they need to better run their own practice, manage a department, direct a facility or practice as an employee. Login to access all the resources to help you with your financial planning, whether or not to incorporate and how to market your practice and more.
In 2018, OPA distributed an all sector compensation survey to evaluate compensation across all settings in which physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants practice in Ontario. 1210 members currently working in all sectors (including hospitals, private practice, home care, academic/research, and primary care) responded. It is important to note that the data provides only a snapshot of the compensation environment for physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants practicing across Ontario. The findings of the survey are reported by sector below. Login or join to access the Compensation Survey Reports.
During the summer of 2014, OPA conducted a compensation survey of Ontario physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants. Overall, 1066 members currently working in all sectors (including hospitals, private practice, home care, academic/research, and primary care) responded. It is important to note that the data provides only a snapshot of the compensation environment for physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants practicing across Ontario. Login or join to access the Compensation Survey Reports.
MARKET RANGE FEES FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES IN ONTARIO
In 2018, OPA engaged itracks to conduct a survey to collect market information on normal and customary fees for physiotherapy services within the private sectors. Itracks conducted data analysis on the results and provided a summary report to OPA. This report is for informational purposes only and does not represent a recommended set fee for physiotherapy services in Ontario. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
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FINANCIAL PLANNING 101 WEBINAR SERIES
Login or join to check out this five-part webinar series on financial planning presented by Brian Shumak.
Cash Flow Management
Brian Shumak, B.Sc., CLU, CFP, TEP, President of Brian Shumak Financial Services Inc. has been specializing in financial planning (from insurance through investments to incorporation analysis) for healthcare practitioners for over twenty years. In addition, he speaks to graduating physiotherapists about managing their money wisely throughout the Province of Ontario. In support of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, he waives his initial consulting fee of up to $2500 for all members in good standing. Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 577-7505.
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PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS (INCORPORATING FOR REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS)
Bill 148 – Fairness Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017 received Royal Assent on November 27, 2017. Some of the provisions of the Bill were effectively immediately, others came into force and effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148 amends several existing statutes, namely the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Labour Relations Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
OPA has compiled a summary of amendments to the laws affected by Bill 148 most relevant to physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants. This summary is meant to assist members in understanding what these changes mean to them and their businesses. This summary does not constitute legal advice and members who require more information on the impact of these changes to their specific circumstances should consult expert advisors.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (AODA)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act was passed in 2005, to develop, implement and enforce accessibility standards that apply to all organizations (public, private, and not-for-profit) with one or more employees in Ontario. Compliance requirements began rolling out in January, 2012; all organizations with one or more employees in Ontario are required by law to comply with the AODA and its accessibility standards.
The Accessibility Compliance Wizard helps you find out what your business must do to comply with Ontario’s accessibility law. It includes timelines for compliance and links to resources.
OPA partnered with Accessibility Ontario, a private training and consultation organization, to provide OPA members with a free 20 minute introductory webinar on complying with AODA standards. Accessibility Ontario also provides services such as templates, training and a webinar series which are available, at a cost, to businesses who wish to use them. OPA members receive a 10% discount on two online training courses (Customer Service Standard and the IASR). To obtain the discount please contact Constance Exley.