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Manitoba Citation Award presented
Citation Awards are bestowed to recognize the significant
accomplishments of an agency, program and/or individual within each
province/territory that has contributed to rehabilitation, community
health, self-help groups, provincial, territorial or municipal government
initiatives in health care or other related programs. Citation Award
winners will have demonstrated support of occupational therapy philosophy
and their nomination will have been endorsed by their provincial/territorial
Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological
disease affecting young adults in Canada. An estimated 55,000-75,000
Canadians have the disease. The Multiple Sclerosis Society funds
60% of all multiple sclerosis research in Canada with the mission
to lead the way to finding a cure and enabling people affected by
multiple sclerosis to enhance their quality of life.
The Manitoba Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
of Canada supports more than 800 members province wide who are diagnosed
with or awaiting diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, as well as caregivers,
health care professionals, students and others. Core services include
support, information, referral, advocacy, education, funding, and
Manitoba's occupational therapists and the clients
with multiple sclerosis they serve have benefited from the support
received by the Manitoba Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For example, through its Framework for Client Services initiative,
information, contacts and financial resources for mobility aids,
assistive devices and home renovations have been made available.
The Manitoba Division recognizes the value of occupational
therapy to safeguard the health of Canadians. The Manitoba Division
promotes clients to live as independently as possible, participate
in work and leisure activities they find meaningful and make informed
decisions. Through presentations, the Manitoba Division also educates
personal care home staff, home care support workers and other health
care professionals, occupational therapy students, massage therapy
students and other interested groups.
CAOT Citation Awards are presented to recipients typically
during October, which is National Occupational Therapy Month. This
year's theme "Yes I Can!" communicates that all people
can and should participate in their desired activities, regardless
of age or ability.
The Citation Award will be presented to the Manitoba
Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada in Winnipeg
on Oct. 5 at the St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre,
Cohen Auditorium, 351 Tach Ave., at 5:30 pm.
Manitoba Society of Occupational Therapists