OSOT Honours Sandra Moll With the 2022 Innovation and Impact Award Recipient

The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists is pleased to announce that Sandra Moll is the 2022 Innovation and Impact Award recipient!

The Innovation and Impact Award is a new OSOT award introduced in 2022 and is in recognition of: innovation in occupational therapy practice that demonstrates a positive impact on the profession, its practice, or the delivery of healthcare services in Ontario.

Sandra was recognized for the development of Beyond Silence, a workplace mental health training program customized for employees working in healthcare. Implementation and effectiveness of the program was evaluated in a randomized clinical trial funded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation which resulted in two publications in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and another on development and validation of a new mental health literacy evaluation tool for the workplace.
The Innovation and Impact Award was presented at the Awards and Recognition Ceremony, hosted at the 2022 OSOT Conference.


We would also like to recognize all of the nominees:
  • Kala Subramaniam and Karen Koseck: For collaborative work with community partners to create innovative role emerging placements for OTA students.
  • Anna Zaffina: For leadership in raising the profile of occupational therapy in mental health, return-to-work, and working with first responders.
  • Ellen Yack: For leadership and innovation in private practice, including intervention and approaches to address needs in creative and timely manner.
  • Adam Ly: For presentations and publications to raise awareness and knowledge of ADHD in various populations including medical professionals, adults and children.
  • Toronto Central Home and Community Care Support Services Internal OT Pilot Project Team - Jessica Botelho, Morgan Gadsby, and Jennifer Silva: For a program where the team functioned as Intake and Primary Care Coordinators for triage and case management as well as direct OT providers during home visits providing seamless and integrated single-point of contact for home safety assessments.