SAOT News & Events

SAOT Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015


  • In Person: Room 2-55, Corbett Hall, University of Alberta, 8205 - 114 Street, Edmonton
  • Via Teleconference: Dialing instructions provided upon registration

To register, click HERE.



There are seven (7) director positions open for election! Review the position descriptions HERE.


Complete the nomination form HERE. Submit your completed nomination form by email to

[email protected] by the nomination deadline of November 18, 2015.

ALL SAOT members are strongly encouraged to attend in person or via teleconference.

We need quorum to pass several important business items for the year.

*Please note - nominations are not accepted from the floor.

Ready, Set, Launch!

SAOT has launched an exciting new web-based resource:

Fatigue in the Occupational Therapy Workplace

Discover how workplace fatigue can affect your personal health and safety, the well-being of your family, colleagues and care recipients, and the productivity of your workplace.

Click HERE to view the web-based resource.

This new resource includes access to:

Evidence-based research
• Current policy documents
• Resources for action at the personal, management and policy levels
• Recommendations to manage fatigue in OT workplaces
Complete the self-assessments to receive a downloadable professional development certificate!

Medichair Education Day – Edmonton

Thursday, October 29, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register HERE today and visit SAOT at our display booth!

Delta Hotel South Grand Ballroom, Edmonton

Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference 2015:
Enhancing Psychological Resiliency through Occupation
October 29 – 30, 2015
Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital
10230 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, Alberta

For more information and registration details, click HERE.

Veterans Affairs – SAOT Advocacy Work a Success!
SAOT is pleased to report that, following advocacy activities with Veterans Affairs Canada, the rate for occupational therapy services in the categories of VAC Requested Assessment (249030) and OT Treatment/Visit (249031) has been set at $125 per hour effective January 15th, 2015. This will assist in ensuring good access to occupational therapy by veterans.

Further to that announcement, rates for VAC Clinical Care Manager / Occupational Therapist rate were increased to match the VAC OT rate of $62.50 per half hour. Click HERE.

Our advocacy efforts were successful!