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)

Our mission

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)

WFOT Position Paper

Quick links

  • Tid bits of news relevant for OTs  Follow OOFRAS on Twitter
  • Find out more about OOFRAS membership here
  • Add OOFRAS to Skype and text or call if we're online!
  • Contact us by email (& book a Skype date) here
  • Download the "complete idiOTs guide to working with refugees" for a light hearted intro
  • News, Events, Links, Networking on Facebook
  •  See the poster of our vision from the very start
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