SAOT Events

Sponsored Workshops and Events

Occupational therapy is a diverse profession with endless learning opportunities. We list both SAOT-sponsored and non-sponsored educational opportunities and events here.

Do you have ideas for workshops? Are you a trained facilitator? Email your ideas to us at [email protected]

Non-Sponsored Workshops and Events

Note - Listings are provided as a courtesy to the organizers and a service to our members. SAOT does not endorse non-sponsored workshops and events.

Education Event Listings

SAOT provides this Education Events Listing as a resource to our membership. Please note that only events deemed relevant to occupational therapists in Alberta will be posted.

Please provide all pertinent details on your event and provide a link to your event's website in the form below.

Event listings must be approved by SAOT before they appear on the website. This process may take up to four business days. You will not receive notification when your event is posted.

You will not be able to edit your text once you submit your form. So please check to ensure your posting is complete and accurate. If you need to make a change to your posting, contact us at [email protected].

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Title Principle Cost Date Location
Becoming a Gait-Specialist: Insights from a Clinically Oriented 3D Motion Analysis System Earlybird $350 and Regular $400 10/01/2016 University of Calgary
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Workshop on Stress & Anxiety Caroline Martin, MSW $150 by Oct. 3rd, $180 (Oct. 4 to 12th) 10/13/2016 Pura Vida Wellness Studio, 14920 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB
The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges Marsha Dunn Klein MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA is a pediatric occupational therapist who specializes in feeding with infants and young children. She has a BSc in occupational therapy from Boston University and a Masters of Education from University of Arizona in Spe $365 Dollars for SSOT Members; $415 Dollars for non-SSOT Members 10/14/2016 Willows Golf and Country Club, 382 Cartwright Street, Saskatoon, SK
CTRI Mindfulness Counselling Strategies in Edmonton Activating Compassion and Regulation $420 10/17/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
CTRI Mindfulness Counselling Strategies in Calgary Activating Compassion and Regulation $420 10/18/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
Expressive Approaches in Occupational Therapy Dr. Hiba Zafran $140.00 10/20/2016 Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10230 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB
ACHIEVE Dealing with Difficult People in Edmonton $220 10/20/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
ACHIEVE Dealing with Difficult People in Calgary $220 10/20/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
Evaluation and Management of Wrist Disorders Annemieke J. Videler, PhD. & Neil Wells, MD Before May 31: $498.00+ GST = $522.90 After May 31: $550.00+ GST = $577.50 Light breakfast, refreshments and lunch are provided. In addition to the course manual, the booklet Exercise Therapy for Chronic Wrist Pain (valued at $22 Cdn.) is included. 10/22/2016 Vancouver, BC
The Transformational Power of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Psychotherapy Fees: Early Bird (prior to August15): $200 Regular (August 15-October 21): $225 On-site: $250 Students and residents in psychiatry: $175 10/22/2016 Lister Hall, Maple Leaf Room University of Alberta 11613 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6
Upper Extremity Anatomy Review Gail Amort-Larson $175.00 Early Registration - Prior to Aug 31st $200.00 Regular Registration 10/22/2016 Room 612, Medical Science Building, University of Alberta
Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Presents - Brenda Smith Myles & Kerry Mataya See Website for Pricing 10/28/2016 Delta Calgary South Hotel - 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary, AB
Sensory Tools for Schools Susan Swindeman OTR/L & Maureen Kane-Wineland PhD OT/L $425.00 11/04/2016 Calgary, AB - Best Western Plus Port O’ Call, 1935 McKnight Boulevard NE
Free Webinar - Cognitive Work Hardening, Addictions & Mental Health Services at The Homewood Clinics Cassandra Sampson, Homewood Clinic Account Manager; Rabia Khokhar, MScOT; Alisse Ouellette, MScOT No Cost 11/07/2016 Webinar - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorders & Arousal Regulation taught by Sheila Frick 650$ 11/09/2016 Montreal, QC
Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment taught by Sheila Frick 300$ 11/11/2016 Montreal, QC
ACHIEVE Difficult Conversations in Edmonton $220 11/16/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
CTRI Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies in Calgary $220 11/17/2016 Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
ACHIEVE Difficult Conversations in Calgary $220 11/18/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
CTRI Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies in Edmonton $220 11/21/2016 Edmonton, Alberta
Choosing Assessment Tools & Using Everyday Items & Tasks To Treat Cognition- Debby McQuillen, OT Reg (Ont) Early bird $450 (before Sept. 16, 2016), Regular (after Sept 16) $500 11/25/2016 Saskatoon, Sk
CTRI De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ in Edmonton $220 11/30/2016 Edmonton, Alberta – Varscona Hotel on Whyte
CTRI De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ in Calgary $220 12/01/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
ACHIEVE Assertive Communication in Calgary $220 12/08/2016 Calgary, Alberta – Executive Royal Inn & Conference Centre
Putting the Pieces Together: A Blend of Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Processing Intervention Kim Barthel OTR $425.00 03/03/2017 Calgary, AB




Findings from the SAOT Members' Workplace Psychological Health Survey

In June 2015, 141 SAOT members responded to the Occupational Therapy Workplace Psychological Health survey. The three series of the findings of that survey are as follows:





Fatigue in the Occupational Therapy Workplace

Tired? Have a seat and let's talk about occupational therapists' fatigue in the 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 website. 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!


Alberta Pain Strategy

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) developed its Alberta Pain Strategy through a Pain Summit in March 2015 and was subsequently approved by the PSA membership at its annual general meeting in October. Click HERE to download PSA's letter and Strategy.


Supplemental Services and Products Covered by the Interim Federal Health

Medavie Blue Cross confirms the supplemental services and products covered by the Interim Federal Health Program. Full details can be found in the Supplemental Coverage benefit grid. Click HERE.