Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Project Management Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Project Management Services

The Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO)
Solicitation Number: CORECOM - 001
Date of Issue: April 8, 2019
Closing Date: April 23, 2019 – 12 noon

 

Project Overview

Leadership
The Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO), the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) form the Steering Committee that will govern the project. CORECOM is the name given to the project to reflect its focus on core competencies. The project is built on a solid foundation of collaborative relationships across the three national organizations and each organization possesses unique and relevant expertise to ensure a successful project outcome. Project funding has been secured and ACOTRO will serve as the primary contact for administration and funding purposes.

Goal & Objectives
CORECOM is a two-year project - March 2019 to March 2021

Goal: To develop one competency document for occupational therapists in Canada that will outline entry to practice competencies and describe competencies expected throughout the practice career for occupational therapists.

Objectives:

  • Create one set of competencies that are expected of Internationally Educated Occupational Therapists (IEOTs) and Canadian-educated Occupational Therapists, tested at entry to practice, and used by 14 universities to inform curricula, and all 10 regulators to develop standards and quality assurance programs;
  • Advance a clear and fair process for IEOTs who currently have their credentials evaluated with one set of competencies and must pass the national entry level exam that was developed using a different set of competencies;
  • Enhance the public’s understanding of the competencies required of Occupational Therapists;
  • Ensure consistent competency language and definitions to benefit members of the profession, their employers and the public;
  • Avoid duplication of effort across organizations, maximize efficient use of time and resources; and
  • Continue to enhance partnerships across the three national occupational therapy organizations.

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Date: 
April 23, 2019 – 12 noon