The Ontario Athletic Therapist Association (OATA) is the professional association that governs the practice of all Certified Athletic Therapists in the Province of Ontario. The OATA is a recognized arm of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and represents over 900 ATs across Ontario. The OATA endeavors to ensure that all of its members offer safe and effective treatment to all of their clients and patients. Continuing education programs, examination preparation courses, publications and participation as a member of the Sports Medicine Council of Ontario are examples of the initiatives undertaken by the OATA. The OATA also engages in advocacy, marketing and promotion for the Athletic Therapist profession and provides member services such as referrals, professional liability insurance and practice development.

Mission Statement

Provide leadership and support to over 700 Athletic Therapists in Ontario. The OATA represents the profession to the public, governments, third party insurers and other stakeholders. As an active Certified or Associate member with the OATA, you will have access to valuable educational programs to maximize your business.

Professional development - keep informed of educational workshops, conferences and courses. Access to resources such as: public education, marketing advice and strategies, opportunity as a student or Certified member to receive monetary awards. Online job opportunities, directory find, brochures and other materials. Networking opportunities with professional leaders, promotional campaigns, advocacy and collaborative projects which represent you to the government, health care stakeholders, the public, the media and to position athletic therapy in health care and rehabilitation.

The Role of the OATA

  • Oversee the advancement, encouragement and improvement of the profession of Athletic Therapy.

  • Encouragement and enhancement of the health, welfare and safe participation in activities within the province of Ontario.

  • Play key roles in the delivery of health care to all levels of athletics in the province.

  • Develop strong relationships with National, Provincial and Community Sporting bodies.

  • Foster ongoing relationships with extended health benefits and auto insurers, Provincial Government and other allied health care professionals.

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Therapist Association.

  • in Ontario such as registration, running the website and responding to public enquires about Athletic Therapy.



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60 Columbia Way, Suite 280

Markham, ON 

L3R 0C9

Tel: (905) 946-8080 | Fax: (905) 946-1517

 Telephone Support Hours: Monday - Friday 

8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

E-mail: info@ontarioathletictherapists.com

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