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 >>

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February 2019

SAOT Annual General Meeting

February 5 @ 6:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Alberta College of Occupational Therapists, 312, 8925 - 51 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5J3 Canada
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Free 41 tickets left

In Person: Alberta College of Occupational Therapists 312, 8925 - 51 Avenue Edmonton, AB Via Teleconference/Videoconference Dialing instructions provided upon registration. AGENDA 6:50 p.m. Registration - AGM 7:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting Refreshments will be served. CALL FOR NOMINATION! There are two (2) director positions open for election! Nomination Process: Please complete the Nomination Form. Submit your completed Nomination Form by email at by the nomination deadline of January 30, 2019. Please note: Nominations are not accepted from the…

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Seating & Mobility – Adult and Geriatric Populations

February 23 @ 8:30 am - February 24 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room Lister Conference Centre University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, 87 Avenue and 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
$105 – $465 60 tickets left

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 an Occupational Therapist

April 26 @ 8:30 am - April 27 @ 4:30 pm
Health Care Solutions, 2nd Floor, 5920 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $425 158 tickets left

Every Occupational Therapist (OT), either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of significant loss and resultant grief. OTs are uniquely trained to be able to offer holistic, compassionate care that is supportive across all domains of loss and grief. Unfortunately, North America is a largely death phobic and grief illiterate culture, making it challenging to know the best way to help. This two-day workshop will focus on dispelling popular misconceptions of grief, re-framing…

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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 48 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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