College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Dr. Leanne Leclair’s research focuses on understanding how occupational therapists engage with communities, their preparation and ongoing professional development needs related to community development practice, the organization and delivery of community rehabilitation services, and the integration of occupational therapy in primary care. Her research has been funded provincially and nationally.
Current research interests include:
Dr. Leanne Leclair is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Her professional journey has included diverse experiences as an occupational therapist in different regions, including Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Throughout her career, she has undertaken various roles, providing care to individuals in inpatient and outpatient settings for adult mental health, adult acute care (covering neurology, medicine, orthopedics, emergency), pediatric outpatient care, school therapy, and community-based private practice.
Dr. Leclair's dedication to teaching and research supervision is evident through her mentorship of over 50 graduate students. Her research efforts are centered around applied and community-engaged approaches, aiming to enhance programs and services to better serve the community.
In addition to her academic contributions, Dr. Leclair has assumed leadership roles that reflect her commitment to the field:
Dr. Leclair's educational journey includes: