We are the International Cognitive Approaches Network (ICAN)

The ICAN is the organization formerly known as The CO-OP Academy. We are a not-for-profit corporation whose vision is to optimize people’s participation and engagement in daily life through a variety of cognitive approaches including the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach. 

ICAN’s vision, mission, values and structure.

What is the CO-OP approach?

The goal of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance approach (CO-OP) is to enable children and adults with performance difficulties, be they physical, cognitive, or other, to succeed in performing the everyday tasks and activities that are important to them. It was developed to provide therapists with an evidence-based approach to enabling performance success in an effective and efficient way.

Are you new to the CO-OP approach? Start here.

CO-OP Resources

On this website, you can:

-   Learn about the CO-OP approach

-   Find research and publications about CO-OP

-   Find resources such as books, and links

-   Find a certified therapist or trainer

Use the menu links at the top of each page to find your way around

CO-OP Training

So far, hundreds of people around the world have been trained and certified in the CO-OP approach.

Course-takers are health care professionals such as, but not limited to, occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, psychometricias and psychologists.

Get started with CO-OP training. Find the right course for you. 

ICAN’s Exclusive Online CO-OP Therapist Certification Course

The ICAN has sole responsibility for the certification of CO-OP therapists.

Once you have completed a 3-day CO-OP course, you are eligible for our online CO-OP Therapist Certification Course. Find pre-requisites and the paths to reach our CO-OP Therapist Certification Course.

We provide the Online CO-OP Therapist Certification Course in English, French and Italian.

   1. Learn about the certification course and process

   2. Available course dates

For Groups

We can provide training sessions for groups of 3 to 6, in English, French or Italian. Please email info@icancoop.org for more information.

ICAN's Basic and Consolidation CO-OP Online Workshops

Available in collaboration with the University of Toronto - to find out more or register for the course please go to the course Website