March, 2017

Join a CATA Committee!


Get Involved and Grow the Profession!

This month, we’re sending members information about 3 ways you can become involved with the association.

1. Annual Call for Volunteers

Interested in joining a CATA committee?  You can have your say, contribute to programs, meet fellow ATs, and help further the profession!

CATA is looking for volunteers for the following committees:


  • Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy (7 positions)
  • Education (2 positions)
  • High Performance Providers (2 position)
  • International Relations (2 positions)
  • Program Accreditation (3 position)
  • Education & Research Foundation (1 position)

To sit on a committee, you must be a voting member of the association that has maintained status. Some committees have additional requirements. Committee terms run for three years and start June 1, 2017, except CBOCAT which starts July 1, 2017. You’ll receive CEUs for participating and be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.

Interested members should apply online by Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:59pm MST.

Application Process:


  • Login to the members site and select “Volunteering” under My Member Profile.
  • Apply to the position(s) you’re interested in and submit your application(s).
  • A confirmation email will be sent acknowledging receipt of your application(s) and if selected, you’ll be notified of further steps via email.

2. Ethics Committee Elections

The Ethics Committee is responsible for matters of due process related to ethics and conduct investigations, including follow-up actions and recommending proposed changes to the Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

We are looking for 5 new members to complete the committee. To join, you must be a voting member of the association that has maintained status. Terms start on June 1 and run for 3 years, ending May 31, 2020. You’ll receive CEUs for participating and be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.

Nominations begin March 31, 2017.

3. Ombudsperson Elections

The Ombudsperson ensures that association policies and procedures are consistently and fairly applied; the role is primarily one of investigation and reporting on findings.

To become Ombudsperson, you must be a voting member of the association that has maintained status. The term starts on June 1 and runs for 3 years, ending May 31, 2020.  You must be prepared to annually attend the CATA Annual Members Meeting (AMM) in-person.  You’ll receive CEUs for your term as ombudsperson and be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.

Nominations begin April 7, 2017.


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