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Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

Your voice for Occupational Therapy in Alberta!

Dedicated to the well-being of all Albertans, SAOT is the vehicle to drive practice, shape capacity and grow the profession of occupational therapy in Alberta by bridging research, practice, advocacy and policy.

Become a Member

Are you a registered OT practicing in Alberta? Become a member and help shape the profession of OT in Alberta! We offer several categories of membership that provide access to our wide range of benefits. The membership year runs from March 1 to February 28 of each year, and fees are pro-rated after September 1. Learn more >>

Workshops & Events

Occupational therapy is a diverse profession with endless learning opportunities. We list both SAOT-sponsored and non-sponsored educational opportunities and events. Learn more >>

Learn about OT

Occupational therapy is a health profession that enables people of all ages to overcome everyday barriers, helping them engage and participate in meaningful lives. Learn more >>

Search for an OT

You may choose to hire an occupational therapist privately. Like other independent contractors, occupational therapists’ rates and services offered differ. Search for an occupational therapist in private practice by geographic area and area of practice here. Learn more >>

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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September 2020

Recovery from Pain – Webinar

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free 69 tickets left

Free 60-minute virtual in-service with live question and answer with the virtual audience. This session will provide an overview of pain assessment and management, with additional free tools and resources that can be found on the website. The content is applicable to occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, psychologists, and others who work with motivating and reactivating clients with chronic pain. Presenter: Bonnie Klassen, BSc(OT), MSc, is a clinical occupational therapist with 23 years of experience in a variety of settings, community,…

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Live Virtual Workshop – A Pandemic of Loss: Understanding, Supporting and Integrating Grief

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 26 tickets left

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” Grief is the internal and natural response to loss. Everyone, either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of loss and resultant grief. 2020 has been a year marked with global loss and grief, bringing these experiences front…

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Online Chronic Pain Workshop

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 90 tickets left

The online Chronic Pain Workshop is a 6-hour practical, non-pharmacological approach to the assessment and management of chronic pain. The content and tools can be applied to various age groups and settings but will focus on complex clients and the use of virtual platforms for rehabilitation, reflecting our current reality. The content is applicable to occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, psychologists, and others who work with motivating and reactivating clients with chronic pain. There will be opportunities for interaction with small…

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October 2020

Live, Interactive Virtual Workshop: SOS Approach to Feeding

October 15 @ 7:30 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
$795.00 – $1015.00 131 tickets left

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problems Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding (SEQUENTIAL ORAL SENSORY) Due to the evolving Covid-19 Pandemic, this course is now being offered in an online format, live streamed in a professional studio! Join Dr. Kay Toomey and her team for four full days of interactive learning, including hands-on demonstrations, daily quizzes, and more from the comfort of your home or office. Please note:   Due to the requirements for the…

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Live Virtual Workshop – Mindfulness: When It’s Not Rainbows & Lillipops

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40 – $75 40 tickets left

Mindfulness has become a common buzzword in our society. While its popularity makes mindfulness a more accessible practice, there are many misconceptions and misrepresentations of mindfulness. For example, it is often confused with positive psychology practices, or the simple notion that if one could just “be present,” things would be better/peaceful/good. This diluted and narrow understanding of mindfulness makes it seem impractical to use in the context of challenging life situations, as we have experienced in recent months. How can…

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