To optimize people’s participation and engagement in daily life through a variety of cognitive approaches including Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP).
The ICAN, formerly known as “The CO-OP Academy”, is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to advance the development of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach and other cognitive approaches, to lead CO-OP knowledge translation, quality assurance and mentorship and to provide a forum for international networking among CO-OP researchers, trainers, practitioners and consumers. The ICAN also offers CO-OP courses and other relevant materials.
The ICAN values international collaboration sharing quality responsibility egalitarianism excellence integrity and diversity.
The ICAN currently has three committees: networking/communication, knowledge translation and an executive committee with a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and two international members.
CO-OP instructors must use the CO-OP logo on communication mediums (e.g. pamphlets, websites) and inform ICAN of its usage. Others are not permitted to use the CO-OP logo without express permission of the ICAN's executive committee.