Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the most common questions asked about membership and other aspects of the Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists.
General Frequently Asked Questions
A: MSOT offers continuing education courses to assist occupational therapists improve their professional skills. Though courses presented in conjunction with MSOT are open to any practicing occupational therapists in the province, anyone seeking to take the course at a reduced rate must be a member of MSOT.
A: There are approximately 13,000 occupational therapists registered in Canada; about 700 occupational therapists are in Manitoba.
A: We offer students free membership during their OT academic program to encourage their professional development and in the hopes that, having seen the value MSOT offers, they will become full members upon their graduation. Because student membership are complimentary, students will not enjoy the same degree of access or direct involvement as active members.
A: While anyone can submit a story or article, the Newsletter Committee gives preference to those written by MSOT members and reserves the right to edit submissions as necessary. There may be exceptions based on the subject involved and its relevance to the profession as it pertains specifically to Manitoba.
- Full membership $110
- Only $9/month
- Affiliate & Associate Membership – $55
- New Grad – $55
- Out of Province – $55
- Student – FREE
A: From March 1 – April 30, you can renew or join MSOT at the same time as your COTM renewal!
Any other time, please go to https://www.msot.mb.ca/how-to-join/ and complete the registration form found there!
Please refer to this document to learn how to make changes to your MSOT Member Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions for Students
A: Provide your email to your MSOT class rep. The MSOT class rep will put all names and email addresses in an Excel document and provide to Sandra Nowicki from the MSOT office.
**Note: The MOT1 MSOT class representative will be determined at the beginning of September after the MSOT Executive Officer completes an introduction to MSOT presentation
at the end of August.
A: We offer students free membership during their OT academic program to encourage their professional development and in the hopes that, having seen the value MSOT offers, they will become full members upon their graduation.
A: MOT students are eligible to receive email blasts from the MSOT Office with information regarding employment opportunities, MSOT newsletters and other OT news-related items.
NEW – As of 2021 Student members are now provided username and passwords to access the MSOT website member’s only portal!
A: June 30 of your year of graduation.
A: Once you graduate, you can sign up with MSOT as a New Grad Member (for $55.00) and continue to receive full member benefits. New grads can mail or e-mail completed registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is 120 Maryland Street, R3G 1L1, Winnipeg, MB.