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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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June 2020

SAOT Monday Meet-Up: June 8, 2020

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Free online open forum Mondays in May & June for Paid SAOT Members! Purpose: As the voice for occupational therapy in Alberta, SAOT seeks to listen and respond where possible to the needs of our Membership during this challenging time. We presume there may be more questions than answers on a variety of issues and, at this time, we offer these forums as a way to: Listen to questions, issues and concerns affecting our Members at this time. Facilitate a…

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SAOT Monday Meet-Up: June 15, 2020

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Free online open forum Mondays in May & June for Paid SAOT Members! Purpose: As the voice for occupational therapy in Alberta, SAOT seeks to listen and respond where possible to the needs of our Membership during this challenging time. We presume there may be more questions than answers on a variety of issues and, at this time, we offer these forums as a way to: Listen to questions, issues and concerns affecting our Members at this time. Facilitate a…

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September 2020

Recovery from Pain – Webinar

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free

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 www.mypainmyway.ca 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

"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

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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