SAOT News & Events


SAOT Annual General Meeting and Awards

February 23, 2017

6:30 - 9:00 pm

Radisson Hotel Edmonton South

*Participation via teleconference will also be available.

Online registration will open soon.

Join us for an evening of networking, education and celebration!


Special Presentation:

Jeanne Weis RN, MN, CHPCN (c)

Practice, Policy and Research Consultant

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)


Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): What Does This Mean and Where Do We Start?

Jeanne Weis is a masters level RN that has been working in healthcare for over 20 years working in different nursing capacities. Jeanne has gained diverse clinical experience including surgery, geriatrics, oncology, community and specializing in Palliative Care. She has also been a nursing educator teaching all aspects of the program, worked in research and clinical trials, policy development and management. Most recently Jeanne moved into the world of professional regulation.

Currently, Jeanne is working with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta as a Practice, Policy and Research Consultant. As Jeanne transitioned into her new role, MAID was being brought to the forefront and changing the choices that Canadians have in end of life care. She was quickly put to task on deciphering what this new legislation means for practice in Alberta and how this new legislation will translate into the practice setting. Through extensive collaboration, guidance for Alberta nurses was developed that ensures legislative and regulatory alignment as well as encompasses the ethical framework to which the members practice. Though the legislation is well in place, the regulatory work continues to support the professional members and the clients they serve.



2016-2017 SAOT Membership

Prorated membership fees effective September 1st to February 28th

To register for or renew your membership, click HERE.


Upcoming SAOT Workshops!


Sensory Processing & Trauma Informed Care – Intermediate Level

Date: February 24 & 25, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day)

Facilitator: Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, CCAP

Location: Radisson Edmonton South, Edmonton, AB

To register, click HERE.


Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Level 1

Date: March 25 & 26, 2017 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day)

Facilitator: Donna Kerr, Kerr Creative

Location: Crestwood Community Hall, Edmonton, AB

To register, click HERE.



Fatigue in the OT Workplace - Online Resource

Click HERE.