The Objectives of the CSOT

The Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists was founded in 1972 to develop and administer a registration programme for the profession. The objectives of the Society are:

  • To promote and develop training programmes for those persons interested in the profession of orthopaedic technology. 

  • To promote and maintain such professional standards as will make a constructive contribution to the science of medicine and the community. 

  • To encourage uniform training programmes and uniform examinations throughout Canada and work for the highest possible standards for the purpose of providing well qualified orthopaedic technologists for hospitals and medical clinics. 

  • To promote and facilitate cooperation between orthopaedic technologists and the medical profession, hospitals, related companies, and other agencies interested in orthopaedic technology, provided however, that the Society shall not do any act which shall constitute the unauthorized practice of medicine or any other profession under the laws of Canada and its province

Code of Ethics
1. Each member shall exercise conduct becoming to the professional position as an Orthopaedic Technician and Registered Orthopaedic Technologist.
2. Each member shall promote and expand the appropriate liaison between the medical profession and the Society.
3. Each member shall strive for the highest humanitarian standards.
4. Each member shall foster the growth of Orthopaedic Technology between himself/herself, hospitals, nurses and other paramedical specialties.
5. Each member shall exhibit the same ethical and moral standards outside his/her profession as within and shall be ever conscious that his/her reputation is that of the Society.
6. Each member shall not be convicted of a criminal offense to a degree contrary to the morals of the profession of Orthopaedic technology

The board shall have authority to suspend or expel any member from the Corporation for any one or more of the following grounds:

• Dishonesty
• violating any provision of the articles, by-laws, or written policies of the Corporation;
• carrying out any conduct which may be detrimental to the Corporation as determined by the board in its sole discretion;
• for any other reason that the board in its sole and absolute discretion considers to be reasonable, having regard to the purpose of the Corporation.
• Fraud or misrepresentation on obtaining membership in the society
In the event that the board determines that a member should be expelled or suspended from membership in the Corporation, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, shall provide twenty (20) days notice of suspension or expulsion to the member and shall provide reasons for the proposed suspension or expulsion. The member may make written submissions to the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, in response to the notice received within such twenty (20) day period. In the event that no written submissions are received by the president, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, may proceed to notify the member that the member is suspended or expelled from membership in the Corporation. If written submissions are received in accordance with this section, the board will consider such submissions in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the member concerning such final decision within a further twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the submissions. The board’s decision shall be final and binding on the member, without any further right of appeal.