Championing the profession of whakaora ngangahau/occupational therapy.
OTNZ is the touchstone for whakaora ngangahau/occupational therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand: empowering individuals, whānau, organisations and communities to achieve health and wellbeing through occupation.
The values that underpin OTNZ are:
Occupational justice: Fair access to resources to enable occupation.
Biculturalism: Equity between the tangata whenua(Maori) and the tangata tiriti(non Maori).
Integrity: The quality of being honest and following our principles.
Professionalism: High standards that characterize behaviour.
Collaboration: Work together in mutual effort and partnership towards goals.
Transparency: Visibility or accessibility of information.