Stakeholders and Contact Information
Stakeholders and Contact Information
The physiotherapy landscape in Canada is serviced by a number of different stakeholder groups. This is not an exhaustive list, however, for ease of understanding the PCE clinical component delays, relevant stakeholders and their roles have been identified.
As a self-regulated health profession in each province and territory, physiotherapists are involved in determining the rules that govern the profession and are accountable for their own behaviour, with the College providing assistance and oversight.
In each province and territory, the College sets rules and develops programs to ensure that members of the physiotherapy profession practice in the best interest of the public. As related to the PCE the College is responsible for licensure, alongside the Ministries of Health, with different arrangements and requirements from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
National Physiotherapy Advisory Group
In support of the administration of physiotherapy in each province and territory – and to support labour mobility for physiotherapists in the country – there are a number of national physiotherapy organizations that sit on the National Physiotherapy Advisory Group (NPAG), a coalition of national physiotherapy related organizations:
- Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR),
- Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs (CCPUP).
- Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and
- Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC)
The mission of NPAG is to promote the provision of quality physiotherapy services and positive health outcomes for Canadians through collaboration and communication on matters of mutual interest. NPAG meets regularly to discuss issues of importance to the profession.
The Members of NPAG
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) “is a credentialling and assessment agency that provides Evaluation Services on behalf of our Members – the Canadian provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). On behalf of our Members, we review the education and qualifications of applicants educated outside of Canada to determine whether or not they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physiotherapists. For both Canadian- and internationally-educated physiotherapists, we administer the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) to determine a candidate’s readiness for safe, effective and independent physiotherapy practice.” https://www.alliancept.org/about-capr/
Essentially, CAPR is responsible for administering the PCE nationally (the written component and the clinical component) on behalf of the Colleges as the accepted (and in some cases legislated), reliable and valid assessment method for protecting public safety and validating competency in advance of licensure.
The Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs (Academic Council) is a national organization which includes representatives from Canada’s 15 physiotherapy university education and research programs and physiotherapy colleagues from the accreditation, regulatory and association sectors. “CCPUP fosters collaboration and exchange of information among Canadian physiotherapy educational programs and associated organizations to promote excellence in curricular content and program delivery.” https://www.physiotherapyeducation.ca/about.php
Essentially, CCPUP facilitates a national approach to advancing physiotherapy programs in Universities across Canada.
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association is the profession’s association; comprised of 17,000 members the CPA leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health.
Essentially, CPA represents the needs, opinions and wants of its members to advance the profession. The CPA collaborates with provincial and territorial branches on items impacted by provincial and territorial jurisdictions and legislation and in relations with provincial and territorial Colleges.
Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) conducts accreditation reviews of Canada’s fifteen Physiotherapy education programs. All physiotherapy programs in Canada currently hold an accredited status. https://www.peac-aepc.ca/english/index.php
Essentially, PEAC ensures the physiotherapy programs in Canada meet the standards of accreditation.
College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
#900 – 200 Granville Street
Canada V6C 1S4
Telephone: (604) 742-6556
Toll-free Telephone (Canada): 1 (833) 742-6556
Fax: (604) 357-1862
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists
105A-701 Cynthia Street
Phone: (306) 931-6661 (General Administration)
(306) 931-7327 (Registration & Operations Manager)
Toll Free: 1-877-967-SCPT (7278)
Fax: (306) 931-7333
College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
1465A Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2C5
Phone: (204) 287-8502
Fax: (204) 474-2506
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
375 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J5
General Inquiries Tel: 416-591-3828 ext. 201
Toll Free: 1-800-583-5885
Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec|
7151, Jean-Talon E., Suite 700
Anjou (Quebec) H1M 3N8
Phone: 514 351-2770
Toll-free: 1 800 361-2001
Fax: 514 351-2658
Contact form: https://oppq.qc.ca/en/contact-us/
College of Physiotherapists of New Brunswick
53 B ch Clark Rd
Rothesay, NB Canada
Tel: 506 849-9777
Fax: 506 849-9779
Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists
Mail: PO Box 22, Smiths Cove, NS B0S 1S0
Mail: PO Box 5082, Waverley, NS B2R 1S2
Prince Edward Island:
Newfoundland and Labrador:
Government of Yukon, Consumer Services
Phone: 867-393-6930 or 867-393-6931 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408
Mailing address: Government of Yukon, Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6