Welcome to the Alberta Association of Physiotherapy
In December 2020, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 2) (“Bill 46”) received Royal Assent. The Act includes several amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) including provisions that require regulatory colleges to cease functioning as professional associations and to divest themselves of any professional association functions they currently perform.
Effective January 1, 2022, the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta and the Alberta Association of Physiotherapy (AAP) have become two independent organizations.
We are excited to engage with the physiotherapists of Alberta to develop the Association!
Professional associations are invaluable partners to their members because they help them build and develop their practices and grow the profession. Associations are focused on activities such as advocacy, professional development / continuing education, and other member benefits
As the AAP develops its programs and services, you may find additional support through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
At the end of 2021, more than 230 Alberta Physiotherapists completed an engagement survey. This great participation at the early stages of the Association gives us confidence that the overall results accurately represent our profession. We thank you for taking time to complete the survey and our current member engagement meetings!
The following areas were identified as the top areas to focus on:
- Professional Development (Webinars, courses, etc.)
- Access to the Job Board
- Access to Find a Physio
The board remains absolutely committed to following through on these key areas of focus as they are fundamental to our profession and new Association. We have recently launched the Job Board. Be sure to join the association above, to access this as part of your member benefits.
Thank you we look forward to working with you as we continue the drive the work of the Association.
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Frequently Asked Question
To help our members during this transition to a standalone Association, we have prepared some frequently asked questions that we have already received.
We want to continue to engage and listen to our members and this means we want to hear from you! Please reach out to us if your questions are not listed here, or you have any additional suggestions for additions to this list.
As the Alberta Association of Physiotherapy continues to build its membership and advocate for its members, the Board of Directors wants members to know we are here to listen and engage to ensure that the association provides the necessary support and advocacy for physiotherapists. We are very interested to connect and engage with our members and the public.
We look forward to serving and supporting you!
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