About Us

The College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) is a governing body established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Occupational Therapy in our province.

The College's mandate is to protect the public interest by setting standards for practice, establishing programs to ensure that OTs practice safely and competently, and investigating concerns raised about registrants' practice.

Mission:

The College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia regulates the practice of occupational therapists by ensuring safe and ethical services that will protect the public we serve.

Values:

Vision:

The College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia strives to effectively regulate the practice of occupational therapy and values continuous quality improvement.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists generally assess a person's functional abilities in consideration of their physicial, cognitive, emotional, social and environmental limitations and strengths. Analysis of activities and factors impacting one's ability to perform a desired activity is a ciritical element of this process.

Contact Us:

If you would like further information about the College, please feel free to contact us by phone at: (902) 455-0556 or by e-mail: admin@cotns.ca