MEMBERSHIP

MSOT continues to be the voice representing Manitoban occupational therapists. The Board of Directors is a dedicated and energetic team who strives to represent OT’s in various platforms, working with a variety of community partners both locally and nationally. Our success as an organization is driven by membership and engagement of Manitoba occupational therapists.

How to Join

MSOT has a number of different  membership options, each with its own advantages that reflect the different roles occupational therapists play in the community.  

All MSOT members can join anytime for one FULL calendar year.

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For all other membership types, please click on one of the links below.

PAYMENT

The annual membership fee is only $110.00 for one ENTIRE calendar year, no matter when you register. MSOT requires a sufficient amount of resources, both volunteer and monetarily to be able to keep registration fees as low as possible. To learn more about how/when past fees increases were determined please click here for frequently asked questions.

You can complete the MSOT Full member registration form HERE, and provide payment by credit card.  You will have immediate access to ALL the MSOT member benefits!If you require other methods of payment, please reach out to the MSOT office by email – msot@msot.mb.ca

Types of Membership

  • Active Membership: $110 per year

    To be eligible for Active Membership, you must be a graduate of an occupational therapy education program in Canada accredited by CAOT or from an occupational therapy program outside of Canada recognized by WFOT.

  • Retired and Out of province OT Membership: $55 per year

    The Associate Membership option is for retired occupational therapists who previously held active registration with MSOT. Associate members have the right to attend meetings, be voting members and to hold office in the Society and serve on committees.

  • Affiliate Membership: $55 per year

    Affiliate Membership is for individuals who work in a role assisting occupational therapists in their practice as well as for individuals, groups or organizations interested in the OT profession [Conditions apply. For more information, e-mail msot@msot.mb.ca or phone (204) 957-1214].

  • New Grad Membership: $55.00 (One Year Only)

    New grads from the University of Manitoba program may take advantage of a discounted membership rate until the end of the registration year.

  • Student Membership: FREE (until graduation from MOT program)

    Students enrolled in the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba qualify for a FREE limited membership with MSOT for the duration of their academic studies. MOT students are eligible to receive emails including our NEW newsletter and to receive emails from MSOT. Each September, students are asked by MOT Student Reps to indicate their interest in obtaining a student membership and receiving MSOT emails by subscribing to an MSOT email list. NEW: The student membership will include a username/password to access the MSOT website Member Portal.

    MOT Students FAQ Sheet – Click the link for more info.

MSOT MOT New Grad Presentation – Click the document to learn more!

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly MSOT e-blast newsletter – keep up to date with educational opportunities, OT in the news, research opportunities and other updates

  • Access to MSOT Members Only portal on website

  • Free attendance to MSOT Speaker Series events (and to the recordings on the member portal)

  • Reduced rates for continuing education courses and conferences

  • Access to affordable advertising

  • Access to an Advocacy Toolkit

  • Exclusive access to resources for OTs in private practice

  • Professional representation to government, policy makers, and professional groups both provincially and nationally

  • Member only awards and grants – up to $1000 bursary opportunities (including a $200 Professional Development bursary)

  • Up-to-date Job Opportunities posted weekly

  • Team OT representation at various community events – make OT visible in your community!

  • Promotion and advocacy of our profession

  • Reduced rate for OT Celebration Night

  • Most important of all, as a member of MSOT, you have the opportunity to add your unique knowledge, experience and perspectives to those of others who share your desire to enable ability for all individuals.

For only $9/month ($110/ year), you have access to ALL these member benefits!

It’s an exciting time to be a member of MSOT!

Not only are there many new initiatives underway, but MSOT is also a great way to stay connected to the occupational therapy community. The benefits of MSOT membership are increasing, and we welcome all occupational therapists to join this dynamic organization.  Please find an important renewal message video below (it’s only 4 minutes!).

Renewal Message Video

Your membership in MSOT makes our profession stronger.

We thank those who have continued their membership with MSOT over the years.

Please join us as the voice for Occupational Therapists in Manitoba!