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Include Occupational Therapy on Extended Health Benefit Plans

In celebration of OT Month, Entwistle Power is circulating this petition designed to get Occupational Therapy included on Extended Health Benefit Plans!  Please provide us with your support!

The profession of Occupational Therapy is holistic, comprehensive, and addresses the many challenges children, adults and seniors face throughout the lifespan.  Through direct therapy, education, devices, and consultation, Occupational Therapy helps people to manage better physically, emotionally, cognitively and behaviorally while completing tasks at home, work, school, or in the community.  So, if OT is so helpful, why is it not included on most benefit plans?  It is time to help people to have access to this impactful profession!  

It is important to note that while some insurance companies do offer the choice of access to occupational therapists, their clients (employers or other service providers) choose to exclude the profession from the package purchased. 

Be sure to check out this guide provided by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists to help get OT included in Extended Health Benefit plans. If your plan does not cover OT services be sure to sign our petition, talk to your employer, write to your union representative or your insurance provider. We can make OT services more available if we simply "Ask For It!"  

Sign the below petition if you think that Occupational Therapy should be added to Extended Health Benefit Plans and we will work to get this petition into the hands of carriers and employers all over Ontario! 

This petition was delivered to:
  • All Canadian Insurance Companies, Unions and Employers
  • SSQ Group Health
  • The Cooperators
  • Industrial Allinace Insurance and Financial Services
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Empire Life Insurance Company
  • Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
  • Ontario Secondary Schools Federation
  • Teamsters Canada
  • Ontario Nurses' Association
  • Ontario Public Service Employees Union
  • Public Service Health Care Plan
  • SunlifeFinancial


Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,146 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.