Opportunity is an acknowledged, yet ‘taken-for-granted’ concept in occupational science, and specifically within occupational justice discourse. This paper presents a commentary on Peters and Galvaan’s (2020) scoping review on the conceptualization of opportunity within occupation-based disciplines. The commentary focuses on three points: The first is the lack of definitional clarity on key terms identified by the authors, highlighting a need for research to advance how opportunity is conceptualized. The second provides a response to the findings of the first theme; “Opportunity conceptualized as synonymous with capabilities”. Third, the commentary concludes by suggesting how the discipline of occupational science could expand on both the conceptualization and operationalization of opportunity, by introducing moral and political philosopher Axel Honneth’s (1992, 1995, 2001) ‘Theory of Recognition’, to conceptualize intrinsic and interpersonal recognition as a key precursor for opportunity as it relates to notions of equity, power, and justice.