Welcome to OOFRAS Inc
Our name "Occupational Opportunities for Refugees & Asylum Seekers Inc" is a statement of our vision; that people with refugee experiences can participate in daily occupations, life roles, and community; can access occupational therapy services as needed, and build occupationally just communities.
Participation is the cornerstone to creating and embodying health. Without participation in occupations and life roles, health and human rights are just abstract words.
This view of human engagement is supported by the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Function (here), enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (here), and underlined by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy's Position Statement on Human Rights and Human Displacement Position Paper.
Members are the heart of the OOFRAS network. We are Incorporated in Queensland, Australia (IA37058). We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ABN 39187828481)
OOFRAS is run by donations and volunteers, and our mission is to stimulate and support the occupational therapy profession to engage people with refugee experiences and embody the World Federation of Occupational Therapist's Position Paper on Human Displacement (WFOT, 2012) according to the Position Paper on Diversity and Culture (WFOT, 2010)