The College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS)

Our role is to ensure that the public receives safe, ethical and quality occupational therapy services.

We strive to maintain and build your confidence in the College and the occupational therapy profession by:

  • setting standards for practice and ethical conduct,
  • registering only those occupational therapists who meet established education and practice standards,
  • responding fairly to concerns and complaints raised about registrants' practice, and
  • supporting registrants’ continued competence.





Our Annual COTNS AGM

Date: June 16, 2016

Day: Thursday

Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm

(Advanced Registration Required)

(Please  RSVP to Margo at

Place: Dalhousie University

Room: 213

Adobe Teleconferencing will be available.

Please note: that in accordance with our general regulations we are not permitted the use of proxy vote, so participation is required. 20% of members constitute quorum for the AGM.  So with our 522 members we will require at least 104 members to participate.

Please note:

Lunch will be provided to those in attendance at Dalhousie

Lunch arrangements can be made for groups of 5 or more for offsite gatherings, please call Margo, 7 days in advance for details



Resources for Occupational Therapists

Find everything you need for registering and practicing in Nova Scotia.

What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps people achieve satisfying, independent lives by identifying and addressing key factors that may be causing personal barriers. Functional abilities are assessed in consideration of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and environmental circumstances and then plans are developed. Occupational Therapists work directly or indirectly with clients in healthcare, community-based and private sector environments.