Tonette is an instructor for RHSC 581, Writing to Enhance Practice. She graduated in 1994 from the University of Toronto with an undergraduate BScPT degree. She completed a research MSc degree from UBC in 1999. She also has an Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Tonette has worked in a variety of paediatric clinical settings, and is currently a clinical physical therapist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She is involved in the Neonatal Follow-up Program, and the Wee-Start program, where she screens high-risk infants and children for delays in development and need for therapy services. Tonette has previously held positions as Chair of the Paediatric Division, and Newsletter Editor for the Paediatric Division of the CPA. Her research interests include quantitative measurement as well as functional outcomes for children following treatment. She has published in several peer-reviewed rehabilitation journals. Her writing experiences also include book reviews, peer reviews, conference presentations and the manual for a developmental screening test.
In her leisure time, Tonette enjoys hiking, cycling and swimming, as well as knitting and quilting.