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Learning 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? We want to hear from you! Email your ideas to

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April 2021

Cancer Rehabilitation Certificate

April 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

Rehabilitation Strategies for Patients with Cancer Course Overview: This course on Cancer Rehabilitation is relevant to all clinicians who work in hospital, home care, or private clinic settings and treat patients with a history of past or present diagnosis of cancer. Content incorporates the pathophysiology of cancer and impact of treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) on cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and neurological systems including the development of pain, fatigue, muscle wasting, articular and skeletal dysfunction. Specific problems related to different disease sites including…

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October 2021


October 11, 2021 - June 14, 2022
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 pm on day 11 of the month, repeating indefinitely


Sunrise Medical hosts monthly webinars on the clinical aspects of seating and mobility. Each webinar is one hour in length and is complimentary to therapists, student therapists, and therapist assistants. A Certificate of Attendance is available after each session. Topics: October 2021 - Power Mobility Basics November 2021 - Assessment Basics - From Interview to Hands On December 2021 - Seating Essentials - Clinical Cushion Selection January 2022 - Seating Essentials - Clinical Back Support Selection February 2022 - Lightweight…

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January 2022

Connecting Sensation and Emotion to Build Regulation & Relationships: Sensory Attuned Play that Enhances Sensory Motor Development Through Emotional Expression

January 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
$100.00 – $200.00 50 tickets left

The way we move and respond to sensation impacts how we feel. Equally how we feel impacts they way we move and how we respond to sensation.  This workshop will explore the connection between sensation, action and emotion offering a new lens on how we assess and treat emotion regulation in children. Beginning with a quick review of sensory processing differences, we will dive deeper into the impact of these differences on the way our children feel and interact with…

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Your Personal Professional Liability Insurance – SAOT Group Plan

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free 61 tickets left

Join Leonard Belland, Branch Manager with Brokerlink, for this free webinar. Learn more about the SAOT group plan and have an opportunity to get your questions answered! Starting in 2022, ACOT will require all registering OTs to personally hold a minimum of $5 million in professional liability insurance – employer’s insurance coverage will not be sufficient. Most employer-based insurance does not cover the OT for activities outside of work, or for complaints that come straight to ACOT rather than through…

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February 2022

Occupational Performance Coaching

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$150.00 – $265.00 38 tickets left

Occupational Performance Coaching - Introductory Workshop Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an intervention which is relationship and strength-based, occupation-centred, and research informed. OPC involves working alongside clients to achieve their goals for themselves, their children and/or their families. Post-pandemic, these intervention strategies may be of heightened relevance, as clients seek to re-engage and return to occupations they once enjoyed. Empowering our clients with the motivation they need is particularly important for those who may be feeling they have lost a…

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