Access to Occupational Therapy Services in Saskatchewan

We want to hear your voice as a patient, family member, professional. If you have been having difficulty accessing occupational therapy services.

Saskatchewan has the lowest number of occupational therapists per capita of any Province in Canada. As a result, our clients, their families, and other professionals are left with a gap in timely access to occupational therapy services.

Help us to advocate for increasing the availability of occupational therapists by sharing with us how the lack of timely access to occupational therapy services has affected you, a family member, friend or a client.

Your answers to the attached short list of questions will help us to identify the major barriers to accessing services and also the impact this lack of access has had on your life.  All responses will be gathered anonymously but if you want to contact us and share a more in-depth story with us then please email us at:

* 1. How long have you or the individual been waiting or unable to access OT services?

* 2. If the service is unavailable publicly, is it available privately?

* 3. If the service is available privately, are finances a barrier to accessing services?

* 4. Do you have other funding available to access private occupational therapy services (e.g., Veteran Affairs Canada, Blue Cross, Great West Life, GMS, SGI, WCB)?

* 5. Describe any barriers to accessing services (e.g., financial, travel, location, availability).

* 6. How important is access to OT assessment and/or treatment to you?

* 7. If you have been able to access it, how has occupational therapy impacted you and/or the client?

* 8. If you have not been able to access it, how has this lack of access to occupational therapy impacted you?

* 9. What city/town are you located in/near?

* 10. What type of occupational therapy service are you looking for?

* 11. I am a (check one)

* 12. What is the age range of the person who needs service?

* 13. What is your reason/the individual's reason for seeking occupational therapy services?

* 14. Please use the section below for any other comments that you wish to share.

* 15. If OT is available as a public service, review this list of barriers that are preventing you from accessing OT, and check all that apply: