Occupational Therapy


The Montréal West Island IUHSSC provides occupational therapy services in a number of physical health and mental health sectors. The aim is to promote independence, to help ensure a living environment that meets the needs and preferences of the person, to enable them to have a satisfactory quality of life, and to promote community integration and social participation.  


In a Hospital Environment

Client groups: Primarily adults and seniors

Services offered:

  • Emergency and Intensive Care
  • Care units

    • Medical
    • Surgical
    • Geriatric
    • Oncology

  • Hand clinic and surgery
  • Psychiatry

In a Specialized Psychiatric Hospital Environment

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Client groups: All clienteles

Services offered:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Complex Mood Disorders
  • Geriatric psychiatry and psychogeriatrics

In a Community-based Setting

Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

Services offered:

  • Home care: Maximize the safety and function of seniors who are losing their independence or who have physical disabilities. Evaluation and monitoring of individuals takes place in their living environment (home, retirement home, etc.)
  • Post-acute care: rehabilitation and return home
  • Intermediary resources
  • Stimulation programs (often in a group environment) for children 0–5 years old with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, or autism spectrum disorder

In rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder (CRDITED-WMRC)

Client groups: Individuals with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, or autism spectrum disorder

Services offered:

  • Consultation with stakeholders and clinical teams involved (home support; intermediary, family-type, and continuous assistance residential resources; community or employment integration)
  • Monitoring of stimulation and early intervention in a group setting (overall development delay 0–5 years old)
  • Consultation services for parents of children aged 0–7 years old.

In Long-term Care Centres

Client groups: Seniors with loss of autonomy and individuals with physical limitations

Services offered: 

  • Support in maintaining the individual’s autonomy and helping their active participation in their living environment.