• Leanne Leclair.
  • Associate professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-977-5631
    Fax: 204 789-3927

Research summary

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:

  • Integration of occupational therapy in primary care
  • Organization and delivery of community rehabilitation services for older adults
  • Exploring occupational therapists’ practice in community development


Dr. Leanne Leclair is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

She has worked as an occupational therapist in parts of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories taking on various roles in inpatients/outpatients adult mental health, adult acute care (neurology, medicine, orthopedics, emergency), pediatric outpatients, school therapy, and community-based private practice.

She has a strong commitment to teaching and research supervision and has served as an advisor for more than 50 graduate students.

She has maintained an agenda focused on applied and community-engaged research to enhance programs and services.

She is currently head of the Department of Occupational Therapy, president of the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs, and chair of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Certification Exam Committee.


Bachelor of arts from Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface

Bachelor of health science in occupational therapy from McMaster University

Master's and doctor of philosophy in community health sciences from the University of Manitoba

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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada