Citizen Advisory Group

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Contact us

To learn more
about the
Citizen Advisory Group
or to apply, please contact:
Olivia Kisil


Join our Citizen Advisory Group
and Share Your Experiences with Us

Who we are

The Citizen Advisory Group was formed to bring the patient’s voice and perspective to the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. It is not a decision-making group, but it provides essential feedback from patients with physiotherapy experience. They bring their experience to bear on College policies, consultations on standards of practice and communications directed at the public.

What we do

The Citizen Advisory Group meets twice a year in facilitated, day-long meetings held at the College in Toronto. The group is asked to provide their feedback and insight on issues such as:

  • the kind of information that should be available to patients on the Public Register

  • what information needs to be on the College website and how it should be presented

  • rules and standards for physiotherapists

Are you passionate about patient-centric care? Want to make a difference?

The College is always looking for new members. If you or someone you know has had personal experience with a physiotherapist and physiotherapy, whether it be in private clinics, OHIP clinics, long-term care homes, hospitals, or nursing homes, we encourage you to consider joining the Citizen Advisory Group. We want to ensure that a truly broad range of patient are represented and their experience is heard.

Meeting Reports

Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—October 2018
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—June 2018
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—January 2018
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—October 2017
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—November 2016
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—June 2016
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—February 2016
Citizen Advisory Group Summary Report—October 2015

We want your feedback

Even if you cannot join the Citizen's Advisory Group, you can be a part of our online consultations and have your say on the rules and policies that govern physiotherapists.