Leanne Leclair
Leanne Leclair BA; BHSc (OT); MSc; PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Current Research Interests

  • Examining outcomes of older adults seen by occupational therapy in the emergency department
  • Establishing occupational therapy outcomes in primary care practice
  • Exploring occupational therapists’ practice process in community development

Areas of Special Interest

  • Integration of occupational therapy into primary care
  • Occupational therapy community health practice
  • Occupational therapy in health promotion/disease prevention
  • Service learning in occupational therapy education
  • Use of theory in occupational therapy practice
  • Childhood development and early intervention
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Mixed methods research

Teaching Fields

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Community development
  • Primary care
  • Occupational therapy process across the lifespan and problem-based learning
  • Service learning
  • Use of theory in practice


Leclair, L., Ashcroft, M., Canning, T. & Lisowski, M. (2016). Preparing occupational therapists for community development practice. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 83: 226-236. doi: 10.1177/0008417416631773

Donnelly, C., Leclair, L., Letts, L., Wener, P., Hand, C. (2016). Occupational therapy in primary care: Results from a national survey. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83: 135-142. doi:10.1177/0008417416637186.

Leclair, L., & Restall, G. (2015). Providing early identification and group intervention for at risk preschoolers: Building capacity among early childhood educators. Occupational Therapy Now, 17(5), 10-11.

Leclair, L., Ripat, J., Wener, P., Cooper, A, Johnson, L., Campbell-Rempel, M.A. & Davis, E. (2013). Advancing occupational therapy theory: A collaborative process. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 80: 181-93. doi: 10.1177/0008417413495182

Leclair, L. (2013). Occupational therapists in primary care and primary health care: An important contributor to the interprofessional team. Occupational Therapy Now, 15(5), 3-4.


Leanne Leclair
Address: R215 Rehab Building
Tel: 204.977.5631