About Us

What is ACOTRO?

The Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations — or ACOTRO — is the national organization of occupational therapy regulators in Canada. Our goal is to promote consistency and excellence in regulating occupational therapy across Canada.

ACOTRO’s ten provincial members protect the public by regulating the practice of occupational therapy in their respective provinces. We also provide guidance and information to occupational therapists seeking information on how to register in Canada. 

Through ACOTRO, regulators collaborate to promote the best regulatory practices, enhance public accountability, build consistency across the country, and support each other in our efforts to respond to changes in occupational therapy practice and regulation.

We bring leadership to our profession by:

  • advancing best practices in occupational therapy regulation;
  • developing and promoting a national strategy for consistent regulatory practices;
  • promoting interprovincial and international mobility among occupational therapists;
  • strengthening national and international networking and information sharing.

In practical terms, this means that we work together to streamline processes, advocate, and facilitate change in the regulatory environment.