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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January 2020

Strategies for Shaping Work life to Prevent Burnout: EDMONTON

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$125.00 – $225.00 55 tickets left

Presented by: Michael P. Leiter, PhD Michael Leiter & Associates “The odds are high that burnout will strike every healthcare professional at some point. Health workers -- as well as teachers, ministers and others in the caring professions -- are at increased risk for the stress syndrome because of the intensity of their work and the emotional bonds they form with the people they're helping, experts say.” Article: Battling Burnout in Healthcare “The spike in reported burnout is directly attributable…

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Strategies for Shaping Work-life to Prevent Burnout: CALGARY

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Xerox Room (EC2010), Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$125.00 – $225.00 57 tickets left

Presented by: Michael P. Leiter, PhD Michael Leiter & Associates “The odds are high that burnout will strike every healthcare professional at some point. Health workers -- as well as teachers, ministers and others in the caring professions -- are at increased risk for the stress syndrome because of the intensity of their work and the emotional bonds they form with the people they're helping, experts say.” Article: Battling Burnout in Healthcare “The spike in reported burnout is directly attributable…

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February 2020

Playing with Movement for Adult Physical Recovery: What We Can Learn from the Sciences of Pain, Complexity, Motor Control and Play : EDMONTON

February 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Healthcare Solutions, Summit Room, 5920 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 2H6 Canada
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$125 – $235 59 tickets left

Presented by Todd Hargrove Overview The mainstream approach to treating pain and improving function is all work no play. It is focused on movements that are boring, repetitive, highly structured, and intrinsically meaningless. This stems from viewing the body as a machine to be “fixed,” instead of an organic system that can evolve, grow, and learn. This workshop reviews evidence drawn from diverse fields of study indicating that movement health is best maintained not by tracking data or following algorithms,…

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Playing with Movement for Adult Physical Recovery: What We Can Learn from the Sciences of Pain, Complexity, Motor Control and Play: CALGARY

February 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Xerox Room (EC2010), Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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$125 – $235 58 tickets left

Presented by Todd Hargrove Overview The mainstream approach to treating pain and improving function is all work no play. It is focused on movements that are boring, repetitive, highly structured, and intrinsically meaningless. This stems from viewing the body as a machine to be “fixed,” instead of an organic system that can evolve, grow, and learn. This workshop reviews evidence drawn from diverse fields of study indicating that movement health is best maintained not by tracking data or following algorithms,…

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March 2020

Decoding Autism

March 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, 11613-87Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6 Canada
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$245 – $445 87 tickets left

Presented by: Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR, C/NDT A presentation of pioneering research in the neurobiology of autism with treatment strategies supporting people who work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Topics explored will include epigenetics, the immune system, sensory contributions, functional movement, complex behaviour and co-regulation. Whether you are an educator, therapist of any kind, psychologist, physician, caregiver or keen parent, you will develop a deeper understanding of the brain-body science of ASD, and develop evidence-informed treatment and holistic therapy…

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