Our community partners are integral to supporting McMaster Occupational Therapy students as they apply their academic knowledge to clinical situations. Clinicians in our community interview applicants to the program, supervise students on clinical placement, facilitate our problem-based tutorials, provide guest lectures for our academic courses, and supervise evidence-based practice projects. These clinical partnerships are paramount to the success of our students as they develop into exemplary entry-level occupational therapists.

We expect our clinical partners to establish learning and working environments that are free from harassment and discrimination on any basis, including race, religion, and gender. We expect our partners to foster a culture that respects the human rights, integrity, and dignity of all community members. We recommend the following resources as a starting point for creating a safe environment to foster inclusive education practices:

We thank our partners for ensuring that our McMaster communities are spaces where no one feels excluded or marginalized, and everyone is able to enjoy learning together.

For additional information, please click on the options below or contact the Director of Clinical Education for the Occupational Therapy program, Laurie Perrett, at

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