Are you proud to be a Canadian? Because we sure are!
The entire Owl team is made up of proud Canadians who have built Owl Practice from the ground up with one goal in mind. Our mission continues to be to create an essential tool for all Canadian therapists and mental health professionals. Our objective has been shaped by our national identity and values, striving to help people of all cultures and beliefs improve their mental health.
We strive to reflect those Canadian values in everything we do. Here’s how:
Right to Privacy
One of the most pressing concerns in the mental health field is privacy. Talking about mental health isn’t easy and the idea that someone else might have access to your personal data can be nerve-wracking. As a therapist, your clients are entrusting you with their most valuable and vulnerable information. It’s your job as a therapist to to safeguard their privacy—and it’s our job too.
In Canada, we thankfully have strong laws, such as PHIPA compliance, that protect the privacy rights of clients. When you use Owl Practice as your practice management solution, all of your clients’ information is stored on Canadian servers using bank-level encryption (SSL). This information is completely protected by Canadian privacy laws, meaning that it’s safely out of the hands of foreign agencies.
As an extra layer of security, all of your practice’s information is stored in its own segregated database. This means that you can only access the data through a customized, account-specific URL. No data is stored on any of your devices. If you go on a trip to the United States, for example, and you’re stopped for a search at the border, there will be no client or practice data stored on your phone.
Finally, you can rest assured that everything you store on Owl Practice servers is your information. You are the owner of that data; we’re just the ones you’re entrusting it to for safekeeping.
We Are All Different
While the United States refers to itself a melting pot, in Canada we are a mosaic. That means that many unique cultures have come together, existing side by side in harmony and tolerance. Canadians are famous for being open-minded and progressive when it comes to race, sexuality, and religion. We support each other in ways that other disadvantaged countries can only wish for. And of course Canadians are notoriously polite!
In this spirit, we recognize that not all mental health professionals (or their clients) are the same. Everyone has different needs which depend on the nature of the practice and the types of clients served. It’s one of the reasons why we’ve made Owl Practice so customizable with dozens of features for practices of all shapes and sizes.
If you need a robust practice billing service, we have you covered with beautiful invoices and receipts that you can create in a single click. If you’re looking for a way to improve communications with your clients, we’ve recently added a messaging service so you converse with them via a secure, PHIPA, and college compliant web portal. And if you need a way to keep detailed notes on your clients in an ultra-organized fashion, our Circle of Care system allows you to manage family and couples sessions with ease.
Whatever your practice’s needs, we strive to meet them at Owl Practice!
Canada-Wide Practice Support
Are you familiar with Canada’s official motto, “A Mari usque ad Mare”? In English, this translates to “From Sea to Sea”.
At Owl Practice, we are a Canada-wide company, helping mental health professionals from the west coast all the way to the east coast. Because everything is done online, you can be sure that the services that you get in Alberta are the exact same that you’d get in Newfoundland. No matter which province your practice is located in, you can access Owl Practice so long as you have an internet connection.
Actually, as long as you have an internet connection, you can access Owl Practice from anywhere in the world! That’s the beauty of our service being online rather than a dedicated piece of software you install at your office. If you’re on vacation in Bermuda and you get an emergency call from your office, you can quickly log into your account on your phone, tablet, or laptop, find the information, and be back on the beach in less than five minutes!
Spirit of Generosity
On top of everything, one thing that makes Canadians special is a generosity of spirit. We genuinely want to help each other succeed. As a mental health professional, you’re especially familiar with that spirit.
We’re offering a Canada Day special to new Owl Practice users. To celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday, get your first month of Owl Practice for only $7.01 when you sign up for a paid plan. This isn’t a limited-functionality deal; when you sign up, you’ll get every feature included in your plan.
We also offer a 14-day free trial period so that you can see everything we have to offer firsthand before you sign up. And if you have any questions or comments about our services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Canada Day!