Sheila Don

Sheila Don


Sheila Don is an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing since 2006, after graduating with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from D’Youville College. Sheila is board certified in both Canada and the United States. She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT), and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Sheila is also a long-standing member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).

While completing her Honours Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Kinesiology at Brock University, Sheila spent numerous hours volunteering with various organizations and community services. Her passion for assisting others and working with people with acquired brain injuries extends back decades and guided her decision to establish Innovative Occupational Therapy Services (IOTS) (www.innovativeot.com) in 2015.

Innovative Occupational Therapy Services is an established Canada-wide firm, offering client-centered, timely, and cost-effective assessment and treatment services with excellent outcomes in the areas of improving health, promoting independence, and reducing the risk of health deterioration. Sheila provides mentorship and training programs to Occupational Therapists on interventions and comprehensive accident benefit assessments under the SABS. The company has specialized in brain injury rehabilitation and has developed a functional cognitive assessment and treatment program. Sheila is proud to note that Innovative Occupational Therapy Services was awarded Rehabilitation Company of the Year by the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) in 2022.

Sheila then co-founded Critical Trauma Therapy (cirticaltrauma.com) which has a specialized focus in providing Psychotherapy and Social Work Services to individuals who seek to improve their quality of life and learn effective strategies to manage any health issue, inclusive of brain injury. Critical Trauma Therapy additionally has a focus on supporting nutritional needs from an ABI perspective.

Further to this, Sheila additionally founded The MomMe Clinic in 2023, to better support the paediatric population, supporting complex conditions/impairments inclusive of acquired brain injury and cognitive dysfunction. The clinic is a significant multi-disciplinary medical centre for children and families.

Sheila has over 16+ years of clinical experience working as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of clinical settings. Sheila has continued to develop her clinical skills through extensive continuing education and direct clinical practice. Her experience includes treatment of individuals who have sustained catastrophic neurological (including ABI), orthopaedic (including amputations, spinal cord injuries), and psychological/behavioural impairments. Sheila is a seasoned assessor of function in a wide spectrum of environments and has been qualified as an expert medical witness in the area of Occupational Therapy by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Financial Services Commission Ontario.

Sheila is genuine, kind, and creative. She utilizes an empathic and personalized approach to clinical care and supports her clinical teams at the various companies she has developed to support a greater volume of clients in need. Sheila would like to thank all past and present clients for continuing to entrust their care to Sheila and her team. She continually strives to do her best for her clients and to raise awareness for brain injury rehabilitation.

  • Watson Debbie says:

    Shelia is amazing!

  • Blake says:

    Sheila is amazing. She was my OT for 5 years. She made a difficult time in my life easier to manage. She helped me find a new me and way to live after my brain injury.

  • Meagan Buttle says:


    Congrats on your nomination! Thrilled to be in this group alongside you. Your drive and energy to advocate for clients and build services for those in need is amazing and unwavering. Very well deserved!

  • James says:

    Sheila puts everything into giving me the help I need to get better. I was really upset when my doctor told me I had a brain injury because I didn’t understand it all. Sheila explained it to me and set me up with therapy so I could get better. Thank you Sheila!

  • Jessica says:

    When my husband was in an accident Sheila helped our family with making our home accessible so he could return and be with us. I know that this is what helped with his recovery. Sheila is extremely caring and we thank her for her help.

  • Liora says:

    Sheila Don is a fantastic healthcare provider and a wonderful human. She has a big heart when it comes to her OTs as well as her clients, and she constantly goes above and beyond to assist everyone. She has taken me on as one of her clinical managers and has really shown me how to best support my OTs with their clinical files and how to assist the OTs in developing themselves as clinicians. She has mentored me and provided me with the ability to grow not only as a clinician but also in my role as a manager. She is a leader in the healthcare community.

  • Mikayla says:

    I am so excited to see Sheila’s hard work and dedication being recognized! She puts her whole heart into her work every single day and I could not think of a better person to receive this award!

  • Pat says:

    I am so pleased to see Sheila’s hard work and ongoing commitment to her clients being recognized. Congratulation Sheila.

  • Kelly D says:

    Sheila has been in my life for many years. I experienced a brain injury after an accident. She found a way to help me find meaning, deal with my roller coaster of emotions and regroup and get back on track over and over. It’s now been 7 years since my injury and I have a family, a job and use my strategies everyday to cope with my impairments. I wouldn’t be where I was without the help of Sheila. She taught me a new way to go about everyday normal life.

  • G.K. says:

    Sheila’s breadth of knowledge and expertise as an OT has helped innumerable clients and OTs reach their goals. She has demonstrated a willingness to help others, takes challenges head on, and is a true leader. Not only with respect to her ability to provide clinical support to OTs but also concerning her ability to foster and grow inter professional relationships to the benefit of all.

  • Stephanie Geraci says:

    Thank you for all your hard work and supporting our clients Sheila!

  • Matt Clare says:

    I suffered a catastrophic injury in 2013 @ 30 years of age,my life completely turned upside down. My few brief comments on this board could NEVER due justice to what she meant to me and my family during that time. Sheila went from a complete stranger to an irreplaceable part of helping me get my life back together,and she did it with actually caring about me and my family. She was truly relentless in getting me all the help,tools & environment that now has me 10 years later back on track and beyond. A lot of professional people came and went during that time and to this day she is everything she said she was…just a phone call away.

  • Rose Glowacka says:

    Having the pleasure of working alongside Sheila in the community for many years, I can endorse that her positivity and drive are infectious. Shiela is a compassionate and dedicated healthcare provider, always going the extra mile to help her clients achieve their rehabilitation goals. She is an exemplary leader and champion for brain injury rehabilitation. Very well deserved Shiela, congratulations!

  • Justine says:

    I wouldn’t be where I am in life without her guidance through alot of tough things. She went above and beyond what any normal person would, and her love for animals spoke to my heart. She became a part of my family for a few years and is just the best OT anyone could ask for!

  • Lynn Coven says:

    Sheila is a hardworking professional in a demanding industry, who has a natural ability to inspire others, clients and industry professionals alike. Sheila wears many different hats in the community while being a wife and mother. Her company name is well suited to her as innovative she is, She has an amazing ability to analyze gaps in service in the community and to build these services and treatment for people with acquired injuries. Without her ambition to do so would have people languishing in a very isolated world without recovery. She is a huge inspiration to treatment providers and also treats every client with respect and builds trust. Working with her to provide client services and support, ensures I can provide the best possible service to our shared client. I am very happy she has been nominated as she deserves it.

  • Emily H. says:

    Incredibly deserved, congratulations Sheila! Sheila is an extremely skilled, knowledgable, personable, and dedicated case manager. She is committed to providing the highest quality care to her clients. I am honoured to be in the mix working alongside her. She has provided me with valuable leadership as an OT in my first year of practice. Very well deserved!

  • Shelly Cohen says:

    Congrats on the nomination, Sheila! I am thankful to have you as my manager; You are dedicated to your clients and a very approachable colleague. I am grateful to be working alongside Sheila and thankful for the education she provided me. Very well deserved, Sheila! You are the best!

  • Brenda says:

    It is great to see Sheila recognized in this way. She is truly one of the most competent, diligent, hard-working, and capable people I have ever had the priviledge to work with. Sheila is an Occupational Therapist whose advocacy for clients and their families is extraordinary. I once heard it said that Sheila’s involvement with a client makes every other team member “better”. Very true! Congratulations, Sheila, you deserve this honour!

  • Jennifer Mulligan says:

    I could right a novel on how great and amazing Sheila is! Long story short! She is one of a kind and I honestly did not trust anyone with my sons case management like I did with her! We have had a long road of treatment and felt we couldn’t rely on anyone to do what needed to be done. Her connections and her drive to get the best support and care is what makes her so special. I felt I could go to her with anything! It’s hard to find a person that works so hard and is kind, caring and truly wants to do anything they can to help you thrive after an ABI. Thank you Sheila for everything you did for Jordan and I.

  • Nicole P says:

    Sheila is an exceptional health professional. She demonstrates professionalism, care and compassion for her clients and the people around her. It is amazing to see she is recognized in this way. One of the most hard working people I know. Congratulations Sheila!

  • A.S. says:

    I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Sheila Don, an exceptional Occupational Therapist and the driving force behind a remarkable healthcare company. Sheila’s leadership is truly inspiring; her ability to guide and empower her team is a testament to her natural aptitude for fostering growth. The quality of care provided under her supervision is unparalleled, reflecting her unwavering dedication to excellence.
    What truly sets Sheila apart is her innovative approach to healthcare. She consistently seeks out creative methodologies to enhance patient outcomes, ensuring that her company remains at the forefront of the industry. Her tireless work ethic is evident in the countless hours she invests, often going above and beyond to guarantee the well-being of her patients and the success of her team. In my experience, Sheila’s commitment to her profession, her leadership, dedication to quality, and innovative mindset make her a true standout in the healthcare field. It’s an honor to work alongside someone who embodies such exceptional qualities.

  • Kimi K says:

    Sheila is very hard working and supportive. She goes above and beyond to assist everyone. Congratulation on this nomination!

  • Reem says:

    Sheila has demonstrated exceptional passion for her role which is inspiring to others. She continues to prioritize advocacy, compassion, and client-centered care which is reflected through her amazing work! Congratulations Sheila!

  • Niloofar Ahanchin says:

    Seeing Sheila being nominated and recognized for this award is so nice. It is well deserved. Her hard work, dedication, professionalism and empathy are the qualities that make her an outstanding human being. Her passion for her work is very inspiring to me. Congratulations Sheila.

  • Salina says:

    Congratulations on this nomination Sheila! This is an incredible milestone and definitely well-deserved! You are an extremely diligent, dedicated, and compassionate OT that strives to advocate for your client’s using a client-centred approach. Thank you for taking me under your wing and helping me foster my knowledge and expertise in the field! I wish you many more successful journeys, such as this one 🙂

  • Aleah says:

    Sheila is a wonderful leader and OT who demonstrates exceptional hard work, compassion, commitment, professionalism, and loyalty to her clients and fellow coworkers. She truly is one of the most knowledgeable, hardworking, and dedicated leaders and OTs that I know, which is exemplified by her unwavering passion and commitment to her work. There is no one more deserving of this recognition! Congratulations!

  • WENDY MINGO says:

    I can’t say enough excellent things about Sheila. She definitely has the passion and caring abilities to help improve individuals’ lives and fight for them to get the treatment they need and deserve to help them alleviate some of their everyday challenges. The type of person Sheila is you can also see in the team she has, who are all amazingly hardworking and pleasant to work with as well, this expresses the passion Sheila has for her industry. Her passion for people’s needs are so strong she’s been able to spin-off her talents to meet those needs and supports available in other areas such as Critical Trauma Therapy. Sheila you go girl. you very much without a doubt deserve this award.

  • Kayla says:

    Sheila embodies excellence in her care for clients and her team. She is an incredibly supportive mentor and demonstrates wholeheartedly what it is to go above and beyond in every domain she is involved in.

  • Christine says:

    I don’t know where to begin. Sheila came into my life when I was sitting in a hospital bed. I still remember this day, her caring comforting and reassuring approach made me feel a bit of peace I was in good hands. Since that day she never left me without help. I moved all over, and she kept working with me even though it was a long drive. I worked with many people after my accident, Sheila was the only one who made a difference. Sheila has a way of making you laugh when you want to cry. She has my vote every day!

  • Sandeep Brar says:

    Sheila is very professional, supportive and dedicated to her work.
    Congratulations Sheila!

  • Rebecca Wissenz says:

    Wissenz Law LOVES working with Sheila!

  • Madeleine Kelly says:

    We love Sheila <3

  • Erich Bogensberger says:

    Amazing OT, Excellent leader/mentor, and even better person. Well deserved.

  • Anneke says:

    Congratulations Sheila! Well deserved! Happy to work along side you!

  • Peter says:

    I have worked with Sheila on many complicated Brain Injury files over the years. She has a strong creative approach to client care that helps people engage in therapy. She handles complicated issues for the clients with ease. She fights for her clients rights and entitlement to access their needs. I am so pleased to see her nominated.

  • Christina says:

    I am so happy to see Sheila nominated. I recieved the supports of Sheila in 2020. Sheila was always helpful. I was motivated to get back to work, I loved my job. Sheila worked with my employer and did many assessments to better understand my job requirements. She then put together a program for me to learn to do the same tasks differently. I gradually returned to work in 2021, and I am still there. She listened to my goal and she worked hard fore to make it happen. She is an amazing therapist and deserving of this recognition.

  • James says:

    Sheila is an amazing healthcare provider! She was my OT several years ago and really helped me get through a difficult time of my life. She took the time to listen to my concerns and went above and beyond to help me get back on my feet and back to doing what I love. Congratulations on the well deserved nomination and hoping you win it all!

  • Mitchell Moshenberg says:

    I’ve been working with Sheila for many years now and I have watched her build Innovative OT into a major force in our industry. Her hard work, dedication and vision is evident and has been the driving force behind the success of her firm.

    Sheila is a kind, caring and generous person who gives her all to her clients, patients and her staff and it is an honour and a pleasure to be able to work with her and her associates.

    I look forward to working closely with Sheila for many years to come.

  • Jessica Wong says:

    Sheila goes above and beyond everyday to help both her clients and the OTs she manages. I have been lucky to have Sheila as my manager for the past few years. She is kind, caring, knowledgeable, accommodating, and supportive.

    Extremely well-deserved nomination!

  • Mike B. says:

    Sheila is truly one of the most amazing people I have been fortunate enough to meet. I have tremendous respect for her incredible dedication, desire, and resolve to achieve nothing less than 100% in everything she does.

  • Josh says:

    Sheila’s passion and dedication to occupational therapy care and leadership are inspiring. I remember my first conversation with Sheila – we discussed our mutual passion for brain injury rehabilitation and the complexities of each individual. It was clear she was extremely passionate, knowledgable, and skilled and treated her clients as they came, as individuals. Since then, I continued to be amazed by her creativity and knowledge.
    As a leader, her patient mentorship and emphasis on guiding her employees and colleagues to reach their personal goals is a testament to her leadership and genuine kindness.
    Congratulations, Sheila!

  • Katelin B says:

    Sheila is on a whole other level that one can only look up to. She is one of the most authentic people I know, and without a doubt leaves a leaves any room better than when she entered it. Her passion and commitment is unwavering. Congratulations Sheila!

  • Aiden Huynh says:

    I’ve worked with Shiela Don for almost three years and I enthusiastically agree that she is the candidate for Health Care Provider of the Year. Her leadership, patient care, and commitment to high-quality work set an exemplary standard for all OTs working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Sheila’s genuine compassion and dedication have impacted countless people, while her leadership qualities have inspired me and I’m sure many other colleagues to strive for excellence in our practice.

  • Samantha Maas-Crowell says:

    There are not enough words to describe Sheila Don in this comment box. Sheila’s heart and empathy for others are unmeasurable and unwavering. She enters her clinical practice with knowledge, grace, and personality. The ideal Occupational therapist you would want by your side in the face of adversity. There isn’t a challenge she couldn’t face or a problem she could not solve. She advocates for fair and reasonable, using her superpowers of professionalism, skills, and knowledge.

    As a business owner and inspirational team lead, I have watched her build, improve and expand her healthcare company. I am only grateful and appreciative to be a part of it. She has set a new bar for other providers and clinics to consider and expanded my personal knowledge of what can be achieved with hard work and clinical application. What she has built and continues to grow is expanding the realm of health care; it is truly incredible to watch and be a part of.

    In her clinical practice, she has fostered a positive and inclusive work environment, strengthened the boss-employee relationship with open ears, provided encouragement, morale, and motivation when it is needed, she recognized the efforts of her employees and ensures they feel acknowledged and seen, and most importantly, she has provides an ever-changing feedback loop throughout the company to ensure everyone is supported and has the opportunities in their clinical practice they desire or hope to achieve.

    There is not a more deserving and accomplished therapist to be nominated. Congratulations Sheila!

  • Susan M. says:

    I am delighted to see Sheila nominated for this award. Her hard work, commitment to her clients and team, and her strong leadership have allowed her company to be a recognized name in the brain injury rehabilitation area. Sheila is skilled and brings compassion to her clients and the people she mentors. This nomination is well deserved. Congratulations!

  • GM says:

    I have worked with Sheila collaboratively supporting various clients since 2015. As an unregulated provider I work under Sheila’s close programming direction. Sheila demonstrates exceptional expertise in brain injury rehabilitation. She strategically handles complex cases by tackling situations, supporting the client, family and team before issues grow and become a problem. This decreases potential risk and undue stress on her clients. She is always supportive, kind and clinically strong in making difficult decisions in the best interest of her clients. I have always enjoyed working with Sheila. She is deserving of this nomination for excellence in Brain Injury rehabilitation!

  • Sana says:

    Sheila is a hardworking individual who is extremely dedicated to being the best OT and manager she can be. She cares for her team members and her clients and strives to provide exceptional OT services. This is a well-deserved nomination for Sheila and I’m proud to be working alongside her at Innovative OTs.

  • AP says:

    Absolutely thrilled to see Sheila Don nominated for this award! She is an exemplary healthcare professional who leaves a positive and lasting impact on her clients, colleagues, and community. A true Difference Maker in all aspects of her work, Sheila is a driven and compassionate advocate, strong leader, and pioneering business owner relentless at creating layers of service provision to achieve and maintain excellence in care. Congratulations, Sheila! It is a pleasure to know and work with you.

  • NIK D. says:

    Sheila goes above and beyond in guiding and caring for her team of new therapists. Sheila not only provides mentorship in professional growth but also takes a genuine interest in her team members’ personal lives. She creates an environment where open communication is encouraged and valued. Sheila fosters a sense of belonging and support. Her remarkable ability to seamlessly blend guidance with genuine care sets her apart as a mentor who not only cultivates talent but also nurtures the holistic well-being of those she leads. Sheila is an amazing candidate for this honourable award.

  • Leah says:

    Congratulations Sheila on this nomination! Not only is Sheila a great provider she is also a great owner. It’s nice to see such an amazing person get recognized for their achievements in their field.

  • Lily Wainer says:

    I am very happy to see Sheila nominated for Healthcare Provider of the Year! I have been fortunate to have Sheila as my manager for the past few years. Sheila provides excellent guidance and gives the team encouragement and motivation to achieve our goals! Under Sheila’s leadership, I feel like I have learned so much. She goes above and beyond to help clients and is truly an inspirational healthcare provider.

  • Leeanna says:

    Sheila is amazing! She continuously goes above and beyond for her clients and her team. Her hard work, clinical skills, passion, and dedication is inspiring. Each time I work with her I feel her positivity and passion. She is very supportive and kind as well, always striving to ensure that each person is receiving the best possible care, and that her team feels supported. I’m so grateful to have met Sheila and to be mentored by her, I have learned so much from the first day we met. Congratulations Sheila!

  • Emily C says:

    I’m thrilled to see Sheila nominated for Healthcare Provider of the Year! I don’t think words can grasp how committed, passionate, and skilled Sheila is with her clients and team. I have been so fortunate to work with and learn from Sheila as a new OT! This nomination is so well-deserved. Sheila constantly goes above and beyond!

  • Parisa Noori says:

    Sheila’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of patient care makes her a true healthcare visionary. Her commitment to our healthcare community is awe-inspiring, and her impact is immeasurable. Her pursuit of excellence not only raises the bar for herself but also serves as a shining example for others, positioning her as an exceptional candidate for Healthcare Provider of the Year.

    She is not just a leader; she is a catalyst for positive change. Sheila’s integrity, innovative thinking, and crystal-clear vision drive us to constantly exceed our own expectations. Being a part of a team guided by her inspirational example is an honor, as her leadership is a vital force propelling us toward a culture of unwavering excellence. I wholeheartedly support Sheila’s well-deserved recognition, and I’m proud to stand by her as she continues to inspire us all.

  • Tabitha says:

    I’m overjoyed that Sheila has been nominated for Healthcare Provider of the year! Sheila’s enthusiasm and compassion for clients is unmatched. She always goes above and beyond providing those who need treatment, with the best care! Sheila’s hard work, determination, and professionalism is the exact reason she is more than deserving of this nomination!!! Congrats Sheila, you deserve it!

  • Jelena Ulemek says:

    Sheila is an exceptionally skilled Occupational Therapist, an outstanding advocate for her clients, and an excellent mentor and colleague. She continuously strives to improve Occupational Therapy service provision for all clients and levels of ability. Sheila practices with creativity while ensuring occupational therapy service provision is client-centred and evidence-based. Congratulations on your nomination, Sheila! Thank you for your outstanding work and mentorship!

  • Kari says:

    Sheila is a dedicated, driven OT who strives to provide the best care for her clients, and mentorship for her fellow clinicians, and encourages and supports growth in her employees. Sheila is dedicated to improving not only herself as a clinician, but the industry as a whole by developing new assessments, using evidence-based practice to improve treatment, and advocating for both clients and therapists. Sheila’s dedication is a step above, she is the OT you want in your corner as a client and as a therapist!

  • Sarah M says:

    Sheila is a dedicated and driven individual who is passionate about the work she does. She advocates for clients and always has creative ideas and thinks outside the box. Congratulations on the nomination!

  • Ashley says:

    Sheila is a trailblazer and constantly works to generate the best possible care for clients (treatment, assessment, advocation, etc.). She is highly dedicated and passionate.

  • Jennifer A says:

    Sheila continues to put her heart and soul into the healthcare community. The programs she has developed and her direct work with clients speak to her dedication and positive influence within this field. Congratulations on the nomination!

  • Sam Davies says:

    Congratulations on the nomination! You deserve it. Your hardwork and dedication to your clients is tremendous. You consistently go above and beyond. Thank you for all your help!

  • Daniel Anderson says:

    I can’t thank Sheila enough for the incredible impact she’s had on my life. After my hip fracture, I’ve worked with various therapists, but Sheila is on a different level.

    Her personalized approach, genuine care, and expert guidance are unmatched. Sheila made every session engaging and tailored, resulting in remarkable recovery progress for my hip fracture injury. I’m not just healing physically, but also emotionally.

  • Richard Fields says:

    Sheila is an amazing woman, she’s so selfless always willing to help. I’ll be always grateful with her for her help and assessment she gave to my mother. Well deserved nomination! I hope you win!

  • Caroline B says:

    Thank you for always going above and beyond. Your care and all the time you take with me has made this whole experience so much better.
    Congratulations on your nomination you really deserve this!

  • Thea says:

    Sheila is truly an inspiring woman. She has the perfect combination of professionalism, personalization and expertise. Being apart of the companies and programs she has created has been such a wonderful experience. It’s amazing to see the heart and genuine care from Sheila to not only clients but employees as well.

  • Colleen Boyce says:

    Congratulations Sheila on this well -deserved nomination and recognition within the brain injury community. Your company has excelled under your leadership and ongoing growth and commitment to the gaps within our industry. Well done.

  • Kristen says:

    I cannot think of a more deserving person for this nomination. Sheila is a truly incredible person with unlimited ambition, drive, and heart. Congratulations, Sheila!

  • Dinesh krishna says:

    As an emergency physician I see a lot of trauma cases. It’s extremely important that patients are taken care of for their home care needs in this difficult time. I have found that Sheila is an extremely seasoned and experienced practitioner and has looked after serious and complex cases. She’s extremely knowledgeable and understands patient needs and the nuances of navigating the landscape to ensure that patients are looked after with the utmost professionalism and care.”

  • Chantal says:

    Congratulations on this nomination Sheila! It is well deserved! Sheila is a hardworking, knowledgeable, and dedicated leader in her field. Her passion for OT shows in all of her accomplishments.

  • Marina says:

    Sheila is always energetic and a pleasure to work with.

  • Amanda says:

    Congrats Sheila. We love working with you and your team. Your workflow process and commitment to our mutual clients is second to none.

  • Kumar says:

    Sheila, congratulations. It is always a pleasure working with you. Well deserved.

  • John says:

    Congratulations on the nomination Sheila. You have worked hard and deserve to be acknowledged for the same. Good Luck

  • Jennifer Carnegie says:

    Sheila is one of the most hard working OTs I have ever met. She is dedicated to her staff and clients. The growth of IOT is impressive and Sheila is the driving force that moved IOT to become a leader in the OT space. She is a visionary that is able to execute !

    Congratulations on this nomination Sheila! It is well deserved and I looked forward to continued work with you.

  • Tonya Martins says:

    Sheila is a great clinician and very well deserving of this nomination and award!

  • Dr. Timothy Damaso says:

    Shelia is a great clinician and educator. Working with her and her team on multiple files in the traumatic brain injury space and getting great results has been a pleasure. She is very knowledgeable and well deserving of this award. I look forward to continuing doing great work with you Shelia..

  • Dahir Hashi says:

    I have been collaborating with Sheila for many years on supporting our clients brain injury rehabilitation. She is respectful of other disciplines and is extremely knowledgeable as an Occupational Therapist. I have watched her change the lives of the people we have supported. Congratulations Sheila on this well deserved nomination!

  • Victoria Sweetman says:

    I have had the opportunity of working
    with Sheila and she is a force! Her energy, innovation, ambition and dedication to the brain injury community is extraordinary.
    Congratulations on your nomination, Sheila.

  • Jagrut Lokare says:

    It has been a privilege for me to be a part of Sheila’s team and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our mutual clients. Shelia is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. She has made remarkable contribution to the brain injury community and is well deserving of this award.

    Congratulations Shelia.

  • Maureen Palmer says:

    Congratulations Sheila on this well-deserved Nomination! Sheila you are an incredible clinician with ideas, positive energy, enthusiasm and leadership skills that benefit your clients and team members in the ABI Community! You have also built a team of exceptional Occupational therapists that stand out in their knowledge, creativity, skill, as well as kind and caring approach. Congratulations Sheila and best of luck!

  • Helen Leimonis (A.K.A. Sheila's Louise) says:

    There are simply no words to describe the force that is Sheila Don. Anyone who is fortunate to know her can attest that she is passionate, compassionate, and determined to deliver the best health care solutions to clients. Her exceptional knowledge and innovative approach to service delivery has substantially raised the bar in the motor vehicle accident sector. Sheila, I’ve known you for almost a decade and I’m amazed as a clinician and proud as a best friend to share in your accomplishments. You continue to develop and support a powerful team of clinicians who are equipped with the necessary tools and skills to assess and treat people with serious injuries and to drive the best possible outcomes. This has been recognized by OBIA through previous nominations and a win in 2022 as Rehab Company of the Year (Innovative Occupational Therapy Services).
    For Sheila, being an Occupational Therapist is not just a career, it’s her life. She always puts clients’ needs first and expects nothing less from our team. She has sacrificed and given so much to advocate and break down barriers so that clients may focus on their rehab journey and gain access to the treatment and services they need. When most people end their day at 5 pm or rest on weekends, Sheila continues to work tirelessly to assist her clinical team, develop training and education resources, and create and implement programming to help her team grow stronger. This is all accompanied by an awesome sense of humour and non-stop encouragement, enthusiasm, and motivation. Sheila has inspired and taught me so much about going that extra mile for clients, as for Sheila, clients are a priority. She emulates and embodies all that a healthcare provider should be, a great communicator, an empathetic listener, an ingenious problem solver, and an innovative thinker. This nomination is well-deserved as it recognizes her continuous drive and strive to provide the best care possible to all the clients of Innovative Occupational Therapy Services as well as her contributions to brain injury rehab. and the community at large. I’m so excited to be alongside you, particularly as we unveil new treatment and assessment methodologies to better assist people, especially those who’ve sustained a traumatic brain injury. Congratulations Sheila and thank you for all that you do!

  • Dr. Fayaz Dossa says:

    I have had the privilege and pleasure of working alongside Sheila Don helping to improve the lives seriously injured patients for over 7 years.
    Sheila is someone who is so dedicated to her work that it’s been awe-inspiring observing the lengths she will go to when helping clients.

    When I have to make a referral for occupational therapy services, I always know I can trust Sheila and and further comforted by the fact that she will always go the extra mile to deliver seamless high quality care to those people in need.

    It’s been awe-inspiring working with Sheila. I hope to continue being able to work with her for years to come for the benefit for those who who so functionally impaired that I know they will be in good hands once they have Sheila in their corner.

    Congratulations and wish you rhe best Sheila !

  • Leigh Craney says:

    Sheila is an exceptional Occupational Therapist- client centered and innovative in her approaches. Her dedication to her work and her clients over the years has been an inspiration! Congratulations on this nomination Sheila!

  • Kassie Souva says:

    Sheila is amazing! She set me up with an incredible OT back in 2017 who is still helping me relearn things, reclaim my independence and adapt to all the new normals post TBI when I wasn’t expected to live. Sheila made sure that I got EVERYTHING and EVERYONE I needed services wise as well accommodations wise-furniture, health & fitness, speech and language, learning opportunities, a personal trainer, and most impressively and importantly Sheila answered all my questions when my original law firm was doing nothing for ME, no assessments, services, nothing and she explained my options impartially and helped me make necessary changes which facilitated the incredible life I am living in Nova Scotia now. Mind boggling thorough and selfless Case Manager she was for me. I am eternally grateful and LOVE explaining my tattoo of her Innovative OT logo I got and answering questions in regards to all she’s done for and with me, and why and how I still have two of her OT’s working with me, not to mention including Sheila having provided an amazing social worker through Critical Trauma Therapy who’s helping me continue to reclaim my ‘life’. I will forever be indebted to and for Sheila having been a part of my rehabilitation team. My friends and family share in my gratitude for the new life I’ve embraced with and because of Sheila originally taking care of EVERYTHING!lol

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