Dan Blocka, Certified Orthotist B.Sc, CO(c), F.C.B.C.
Dan graduated from the University of Guelph in 1981 with a Honors Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. After completing the Clinical Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics program at George Brown College, he became a Certified Orthotist in 1985. He has been the President and owner of the company since it’s inception in 1988.
Since 1986, he has been a Professor and Coordinator of the George Brown College Prosthetic and Orthotic educational programs in Toronto and has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and clinical practitioner. Dan is currently part-time faculty with the George Brown Programs. Dan was also on faculty as a lecturer in the School of Human Biology at the University of Guelph from 1985 to 2004.
Dan was the President of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) from 2007 to 2010. Since 1998, his involvement internationally has taken him around the world in an effort to promote professional and educational standards in the field of Prosthetics, Orthotics and related assistive devices. Currently, Dan is the current Chair of the Professional Qualifications Committee for Orthotics Prosthetics Canada, which is the national association for the Canadian Orthotics Prosthetics profession.
He has been recognized for his professional leadership and dedication by having received a Life Membership from the Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics, a Life Fellowship by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists and was also selected as a nominee for the Premier’s Award in 2004 and 2006, which is awarded to outstanding graduates of the College Educational system in the province of Ontario.
Most recently Dan was recognized as the 2014 recipient of the Tall Tree Award by ErinoakKids for his work as a community ambassador for the organization and his work in supporting fundraising events and campaigns at ErinoakKids.