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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.

Take Action Now

Occupational therapy (OT) can play an integral role in your overall health and wellbeing. You may be surprised to learn that many health benefit plans do not include OT services.

Please take a moment to write to your health benefits plan administrator to request that OT services be added to your current plan.

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.

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Workshops & Events

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

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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.

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Find 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.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

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December 2020

Taking Your Practice Digital: Save Time and Make a Great First Impression

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

In this webinar you will learn more about: What is practice management software (PMS)? How a PMS can save you time and help keep you organized in your private practice. How Telehealth fits in and what parts of your practice you decide to take digital Adopting best practices for documentation and client empowerment, and how Therabyte can help. Presenter Biography: Ashley Reina is an OT, UofA grad'05, as well as CEO and cofounder of Therabyte. In addition to her role…

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OT to OT – Time to Connect

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown These last few months have put tremendous stresses and strains on all of us. The pandemic has created fewer opportunities for SAOT Members to gather, network and find support. During December, we invite all paid SAOT Members, as registered OTs, to sign…

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January 2021

A Pandemic of Loss: Understanding, Supporting and Integrating Grief

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$125.00 – $225

(NOTE: Register for BOTH, Pandemic of Loss AND Self-Care During Troubling Times, and receive a $40 discount automatically applied upon checkout. MUST register for both events at the same time for the discount to be applicable. The discount will not be retroactive if purchased at separate times.) "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…

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Self Care During Troubling Times

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$40 – $75

(NOTE: Register for BOTH, Pandemic of Loss AND Self-Care During Troubling Times, and receive a $40 discount automatically applied upon checkout. MUST register for both events at the same time for the discount to be applicable. The discount will not be retroactive if purchased at separate times.) January 24 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Hosted on the Zoom Platform: Link will be provided upon checkout, and also in an email reminder a few days prior to the event. As…

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Fun with Function: A Drawing Exploration

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Open to paid SAOT Members only… Relax, Unwind & Revitalize the Creative Spirit that makes you a great OT!! January 30, 2021 11:00 am to Noon Join Edmonton artist and illustrator, Alex Labarda, as he guides you through an enjoyable and relaxing drawing adventure that requires no previous drawing ability. Just get that pencil or marker moving in your own way and enjoy the wonderful benefits of art making. We will be using ideas inspired by the work of master…

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