The clinical sites have been set, 26 sites in all across Canada with at least 1 in every province and in the Yukon. Travel arrangements are finalized, recording equipment is at the ready, research ethics approval has been obtained and packing for 49 straight days on the road is underway. The next step is FOCUS GROUPS! Yes, we want to hear from YOU. We will be stopping at several major centres across the country and running 1.5 – 2 hr focus sessions to capture your views on the threats facing physiotherapy in Canada in the next 5-15 years, the opportunities we should be expecting to present themselves, the primary research questions we need to be asking NOW to make sure we’re ready for the future, and how you think physiotherapy training programs should be reformed all to ensure that the profession continues to thrive into the digital and information age.
The cities in which we’re holding focus groups are:
· Newfoundland: Steady Brook and St. John’s
· Nova Scotia: Halifax
· New Brunswick: Fredericton
· Quebec: Montreal and Quebec City
· Ontario: Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, London, Hamilton
· Manitoba: Winnipeg
· Saskatchewan: Saskatoon
· Alberta: Edmonton and Calgary
· British Columbia: Prince George and Vancouver
· Yukon Territory: Whitehorse
CLICK HERE to register for one of these sessions (space is limited!). Dates and locations are being updated all the time as we confirmations roll in. Great big extra special thanks to those clinicians and friends who have provided space for the focus sessions in each of these cities.
And finally, a HUGE thanks to those provincial associations that have provided support for this project: the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, PTAlberta Association + College, The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, the Ontario Physiotherapy Association, l’Association Quebecoise du Physiotherapie, the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association, the New Brunswick Physiotherapy Association, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Physiotherapy Association.