Through its awards program, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists seeks to:

  • Recognize and honour outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to the Association and the profession

  • Promote and recognize excellence in occupational therapy

  • Recognize outstanding contributions to the promotion of occupation and participation among Canadians

  • Increase public awareness of both the achievements of the individual recipients and the profession as a whole

  • Inspire others through publicizing the achievements of recipients


Muriel Driver Memorial Lectureship


Life Membership and Honorary Membership

Dr. Helen P. LeVesconte Award

Award for Innovative Practice

Award for Leadership in Occupational Therapy

Golden Quill Award

Award of Merit

Citation Award

Certificate of Appreciation

Student Award