CANADIAN ALLIANCE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REGULATORS
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is a credentialing and assessment agency that provides Evaluation Services on behalf of their Members – the Canadian provincial and territorial physiotherapy regulators (called Colleges). On behalf of their Members, CAPR reviews the education and qualifications of applicants educated outside of Canada to determine whether or not they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physical therapists. For both Canadian- and internationally-educated physical therapists, they administer the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) to determine a candidate’s readiness for safe, effective and independent physical therapy practice.
COLLEGE OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS OF ONTARIO
The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario regulates physiotherapists and exists to serve the public interest. The College regulates and ensures the ongoing improvement of the practice of physiotherapists, also known as physical therapists, to protect and serve the public interest. This means the College protects patients’ rights to safe, competent and ethical care by supporting physiotherapists to maintain the standards of practice of the profession and by holding them accountable for their conduct and practice.
ONTARIO PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION
The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) represents over 5,500 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students. The Ontario branch of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, OPA, is a professional organization whose mission is to provide leadership, support and advocacy for its members so that Ontarians can access quality physical therapy services when and where they need it.
CANADIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents over 14,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness of Canadians. In partnership with provincial and territorial branches and practice divisions, CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge and enhance practice. CPA provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enable the professional community to better serve Canadians.