The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists of Canada identifies the seven main roles of occupational therapists as a/n:
- Expert in enabling occupation
- Practice manager
- Change agent
- Scholarly practitioner and
Occupational therapists are highly trained health-care professionals. Effective 2008, entry level education requirements in Canada include a professional Master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Occupational therapists define an occupation as much more than a chosen career. Occupation refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life. Each of us have many occupations that are essential to our health and well-being. Occupational therapists believe that occupations describe who you are and how you feel about yourself. A child, for example, might have occupations as a student, a playmate, a dancer and a table-setter.