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Executive Management Team
About Occupational Therapy
Definition of Occupational Therapy
Where do OT’s work?
How do OT’s work?
World OT Day
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Member Organisations of WFOT
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About Occupational Therapy
Employment as an Occupational Therapist
Working as a volunteer
What information is available on how to develop and manage an occupational therapy service?
The document "Developing and Managing an Occupational Therapy Service 2008" is available in the
What information is available on how to establish a professional association for Occupational Therapists?
The document "Establishing an Occupational Therapy Association and applying for Membership in WFOT revised July 2016" document is available in the
Can I get funding from the WFOT?
The WFOT is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on its membership and donations to fund its activities. The only funding is the WFOT Thelma Cardwell Foundation Award for Research and Education to encourage research into developing aspects of occupational therapy. The Award is available to occupational therapists working in any area of occupational therapy and who are individual members of WFOT and who have the written support of the WFOT Member Country in which they are a member. For more information on Thelma Cardwell Foundation Award for Research and Education Award go to the
> Education and Research, Members only section.
Where can I find information on the history of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists?
The ‘Chronicles of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (Parts 1 – IV) are available in e-copy and can be purchased from the
The WFOT Archival Collection is available at the Wellcome Library, London, UK.
Is there a World Occupational Therapy Day, and if so when is it?
World Occupational Therapy Day is celebrated on 27 October.
World Occupational Therapy Day is an opportunity to increase the visibility of the profession and promote the activities of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) nationally and internationally.
Many WFOT Member Organisations hold an occupational therapy day/week or month in October each year, so it was agreed that World Occupational Therapy Day be held on 27th October every year.
Recognising that this date may not be suitable to everyone, the event can be scheduled to suit local time frames.
Go to the
> World Occupational Therapy Day section, for more information.
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