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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February 2019

Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23 @ 8:30 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Edmonton, AB, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
$105 – $465

Register for one or both days! Therapy Assistants can attend for 50% off the registration fee when attending with their OT! Day 1 – February 23, 2019 It IS More Than 4 Wheels!: How The Mat Assessment Influences the Prescription of Seating and Mobility Devices in the Adult Population Session Level: Beginner – Intermediate Learning objectives: • Describe surfaces on which to complete a hands on Mat Assessment • List three components of three-point positioning • List three components of…

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March 2019

Private Practice Bootcamp

March 30 @ 8:30 am - March 31 @ 12:00 pm
Room 436, Orange Hub (formerly MacEwan West Campus), 10045-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$325 – $365 34 tickets left

March 30, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 31, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to Noon (Due to low registrations, the dates of the Private Practice Bootcamp have changed to March 30 and 31, 2019.) Are you thinking about starting a private practice? Are you already in private practice but need some new information? This workshop brings together a host of presenters to address many of the questions and considerations for those looking at beginning or expanding a private…

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April 2019

Responding Appropriately to Grief and Loss as a Healthcare Professional or Wellness Provider

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $425 156 tickets left

Healthcare professionals are in a unique and challenging position when it comes to supporting people with life changing and life threatening illness and death. These professionals, caregiving in the front lines,are dealing with difficult and emotional situations everyday, sometimes without the formal training on how to be supportive. Grief is the internal and natural response to loss that human being experience, and everyone, either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of significant loss…

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May 2019

Chronic Pain Management

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aurora Room Lister Centre Conference Centre, 11613 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
$150 – $265 43 tickets left

This is a dynamic, interactive workshop with an emphasis on making a complex, biopsychosocial experience and its treatment easier to explain to your colleagues and clients. It includes group learning and small group discussion and problem solving. Stories and metaphors will be used to illustrate concepts. You will apply the information provided in the workshop to case examples. Discussion of the participants’ various practice environments will add further opportunity to apply this learning to real world clients and settings. Learning…

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June 2019

Getting Kids “In Sync” at Home and School

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$175 – $285 79 tickets left

Some children resist participating in family and school activities or respond in unusual ways to ordinary sensations of touch and movement, sights and sounds. Because of a common disability called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), they don't behave as we expect – not because they won’t, but because they can’t. SPD interferes with the neurological process of organizing information about ordinary sensations that we get from our body and environment to use in daily life.  A child, adolescent or adult with SPD may…

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Parent Workshop – Sensory Savvy Activities at Home and School

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$35 – $60 89 tickets left

Do you have a child who struggles with sensory processing challenges? Does your child have difficulty functioning at home? At school? Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child, is coming to Edmonton! Join Carol and co-presenter, Julia Berry, for this hands-on workshop designed to teach you strategies that will help your child develop sensory-motor, social, and language skills.  Using simple items like paper plates, bubble wrap, bicycle inner tubes, and other loose parts, participants will learn enjoyable ways to…

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