World OT Day Blog Carnival

August 11th, 2010

Blog Carnival For World Occupational Therapy Day

To celebrate world Occupational therapy Day 2011 we are taking part in a blog carnival celebrating the diversity of our profession. But what is world OT day?

The WFOT website explains all –

“The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) launched World Occupational Therapy Day in 2010.

Formerly known as “WFOT Occupational Therapy Day”, October 27th will now be known as “World Occupational Therapy Day” – following agreement by WFOT Council in their meeting held in April 2010.

What is World Occupational Therapy Day?

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the international voice of the occupational therapy profession which globally is made up of 69 national occupational therapy professional organisations. WFOT World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of WFOT locally and nationally. It is designed specifically for groups of occupational therapists and students to organise events that attract publicity and raise funds.

When is it?

Annually on October 27th.

The aim is that the WFOT World Occupational Therapy Day will be integrated with other national celebrations and promotions of the mission and goals of occupational therapy. Many countries hold occupational therapy week or month in October. If this does not fit with your country or time frame then individual events can be scheduled to suit any local time frames. This will help to increase the awareness of occupational therapists and society of the truly global impact of occupational therapy.”

The blog carnival we are taking part in will celebrate the diversity of our profession and is running under the title of “Celebrating our global identity” and we can’t wait to read the posts from around the world. More details can be found via Linda’s blog / website:

Have a look and keep an eye on the site leading up to the 25th/ 26th/27th October for further details.

See you there and enjoy the big day!