Recipient of the 2014
Sade Akande-Jones, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.), Occupational Therapist, has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours degree in Neuroscience and Psychology (HBSc) from the University of Toronto. Sade has over 15 years of experience in the provision of occupational therapy services in clinical and leadership positions. She has worked across the healthcare continuum from acute care to community- based settings with pediatric to older adult populations. She currently runs her own private practice focused on treating individuals with traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, complex orthopedic injuries, chronic pain and mental health conditions. Working alongside her clients to overcome occupational performance barriers and re-engage in everyday activities inspires and motivates her.
Sade is actively involved in the education of student occupational therapists as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is also engaged in outreach initiatives to improve the health outcomes in the Black community through her involvement on the Black OTs of Ontario leadership team, and as a founding member of the Ontario Rehab Alliance (ORA) Black Network.
Sade is honoured to be nominated for the Health Care Provider of the Year Award.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sadeot/