Continuing professional education opportunities can be found at the following sites. If you would like to post an educational opportunity please contact SSOT .
University of Saskatchewan: Continuing Education in Rehabiliation Science (CERS)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - BC Chapter (CAOT-BC)
Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT)
New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists (NBAOT)
A practising licence is not required for an occupational therapist to provide education in Saskatchewan. A licence is only required if the educational event includes treatment of clients. If you are planning an occupational therapy educational event in Saskatchewan, SSOT encourages you to ensure that the presenter clearly states in writing (handouts and brochures) and during the session introduction which province or country they do have a licence to practice occupational therapy in.
The Master of Education in Health Sciences Education (MHSE) is an online, part-time program designed for working health professionals looking to build knowledge in areas of educational practice relevant to their professional context. The program uses a cohort model to optimize the professional learning experience. Join an interprofessional cohort in virtual live classes. This is a course-based program that can be completed in two-and-a-half years. For more information or to register, please follow the link.
There are a variety of graduate programs that may be of interest to Occupational Therapists depending on your research interest. As an example, the MSc and PhD programs in Health Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan are thesis-based graduate programs for students performing research within any of the clinical departments in the College of Medicine or the School of Physical Therapy. Areas of research are varied and are dependent on the research interests, expertise of the student and their research supervisor. Additionally, these programs offer relevant, centrally managed, mandatory courses that provide research skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for any life and health science graduate regardless of the nature of the research project. For a complete listing of graduate programs at the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina.
McMaster University offers an on-line Master program, directed to healthcare professionals who are seeking to assume or have assumed a leadership role in a variety of healthcare sectors. Graduates of the program will demonstrate new knowledge and skills in communication, political and healthcare environments, organizational behaviour and human resources management, research awareness and leadership. This on-line, part-time, course-based degree fits easily into an individual’s lifestyle. You are welcome to review our website for more information.
If you want to respond to the changing health landscape, disrupt the status quo, and lead innovation and meaningful change, then apply to the Emerging Leaders Program. This one-week, intensive leadership program for students and young professionals provides you with the necessary skills to lead across the health system. Learn more about Emerging Leaders by visiting our website.
If you’re ready for an engaging leadership program, then Pathfinder is for you. Pathfinder is an eight-week personalized leadership development program to build the leadership capabilities of health leaders. Chart your journey in health leadership with personalized coaching. Learn more about Pathfinder by visiting our website.
For more information email Nancy Lidstone at email@example.com or visit the website.
The Professional Leadership Certificate will provide you with increased awareness and understanding of leadership and will enable you to become a more effective, evolved leader. You will explore the philosophies of a well-rounded leader from a career and personal perspective. Specialize in Career Development or Personal Development to customize your Certificate to your career direction. Professional Leadership Certificate courses can also be taken as individual professional development seminars to brush up on your know-how or adding new skills to your professional repertoire. For more information, please follow the link.
In light of COVID-19 we have cancelled all our in-person workshops this year, and are excited to instead offer a full roster of interactive online workshops. If you’re interested, you can find our new workshop schedule here for CTRI and for ACHIEVE, or feel free to let me know which workshops you’d like to highlight and I can format and send you the info for those!
The Institute for Life Course and Aging has developed Workshops to meet the demand for ongoing professional development among healthcare workers and other professionals working with the aging population. Workshops vary in cost, duration and format – online, in-person, webcast and offer participants the opportunity to work at their own pace, interact with instructors and with other participants from a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. For more information or to register, please follow the link.
ATMA Journey Centers has embarked on disseminating a training program for healthcare professionals this past year related to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. We have been struck by the significant interest varied healthcare disciplines have shown in learning about the psychedelic medicine renaissance and would like to connect with your members to make them aware of this training opportunity.
As you may be aware, in recent years significant and credible data has been obtained through clinical trials completed by reputable academic bodies, which has underscored the efficacy and effectiveness of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. John Hopkins University and NYU pioneered these studies into the power of psychedelic medicines in 2006, and we now see growing numbers of universities, academic and pharmacological bodies adding support to the relative safety and effectiveness of psychedelic assisted therapy.
The data on effectiveness of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is becoming hard to ignore, especially when psychedelic medicine could potentially help millions of Canadians coping with rising mental health issues.
Licensed mental health care professionals are integral to psychedelic-assisted therapy and will lead this new therapeutic revolution. Therapists’ ability to ensure that psychedelic-assisted therapy is more accessible, and practiced with integrity and in an ethical manner is paramount, and this begins with accessible and effective training..
We are here to support therapists with training, resources, and services to help therapists adopt psychedelic-assisted therapy into their current practice.
About our CE accredited program https://academy.atmajourney.com/therapist-training-program/
About us https://www.atmajourney.com/
Monthly webinars on topics related to seating and mobility are offered free of charge by Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
Webinars are offered on:
• The second Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
• The second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Time
• The second Thursday of every month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time
• The second Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Each one-hour webinar is complimentary. Follow the link to register.
A Certificate of Attendance is available after each session.
Please contact Sheilagh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Providers can register for ECHO Coping with COVID using the link below. Once registered, providers will receive a zoom link to join the sessions. Each session includes a mindfulness exercise, COVID-19 Q&A, resource updates, short didactics on COVID-19 related topics, and discussions on health care provider experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants can register for the program and drop in to sessions that work for their schedule – they do not have to attend all sessions.
When does it run?
Sessions run alternate Fridays from 2-3pm EST.
What topics will be covered?
Curriculum topics are developed to meet changing provider needs. Below are some examples of topics:
Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth
Updates on Mental Health and COVID-19
Virtual and In-Person Care
Managing the Holidays
Caring for Patients with Long COVID
How do I join?
To register please visit: https://edc.camhx.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=KXNTKXKFXY
If you have any questions, please email us at ECHO.Ontario@camh.ca.
OHCOW is pleased to announce our free annual international event continues into its 23rd year to increase awareness and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year’s event will be held virtually only and has been extended from a one-day event to a weekly webinar series for the entire month of February.
Registration for this free event is required in order to participate.
For agenda, dates, times, and registration please follow the link below. Also please feel free to share and promote.
The Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program, through the University of Alberta, provides all health professionals the opportunity to obtain a masters degree in the comfort of their home without taking leave of their careers. This part-time, blended program is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in teaching and learning, even though professional development might seem challenging during this time. Attached is more information for distribution. Applications for September 2022 admission are now open! Visit our website or attend an information session - dates are listed at uab.ca/mhse. Contact us at email@example.com for details.
The Speaker Series Intersections in Rehabilitation is planned in response to the growing concern and awareness of how systemic inequities and racism impact health outcomes, including rehabilitation. We have invited four speakers who will bring perspectives stemming from Critical Race Theory from the social sciences to inform research, teaching, and clinical practice in rehabilitation sciences.
For more information or to register, please follow the link.
Edwards Executive Education develops and delivers transformative teaching and learning opportunities that will advance innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, prepare future-ready professionals, and encourage a culture of wellness. We offer numerous programs that are related to risk management, ethics, leadership in the workplace, and how to effectively work with others. Below are links to the program webpages for further information!
Assessing and Managing Risk: https://execed.info/AMR
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Essentials for Supervisors: https://execed.info/eq
Leadership Essentials for Supervisors: https://execed.info/les
Total Program List: https://www.edwards.usask.ca/programs/execed/all-courses.aspx
CPSS Project ECHO Management of Chronic Pain and Substance Use Disorder, Series 5. You will see that the poster lists all the scheduled sessions dates for winter/spring 2023, as well as confirmed topics and speakers for the January 2023 sessions.
The first session of 2023 will be held Wednesday, January 11th, from 6:30PM – 8:30 PM.
If you have previously registered with us, you will receive an email invitation to this session on January 8th. If you have not registered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Applications are OPEN for the 14th annual KT Canada (knowledge translation) Summer Institute!
This year’s KT Canada Summer Institute will be held jointly with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. It will be held in Ottawa on June 14-16, 2023.
Applications are now OPEN and will be available until Sunday, February 26, 2023.
Here is the link to apply: https://knowledgetranslation.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3koDtTMrQ8T56OW
Confirmed speakers to date: Drs Melissa Brouwers, Linda Li, Dawn Stacey, Sharon Straus.
For additional information about speakers, fees, and schedule, please visit our website: https://ktcanada.org/event/kt-canada-summer-institute-2023/
Email Meghan.Storey@UnityHealth.to with questions.
SAOT is hosting two workshops that may be of interest to your organization
You have been identified as a healthcare organization that may be interested to know that Laurentian University has now launched the online Master of Health Administration (MHA). This program is now accepting applicants who hold a baccalaureate, or graduate degree from a recognized university, and who are licensed in a regulated health profession.
Laurentian launches online Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Program now accepting applications for fall 2023
Sudbury, Ontario – February 23rd, 2023
In a partnership between the graduate Nursing and Master of Business Administration programs, Laurentian University has officially launched the Master of Health Administration (MHA). This unique, comprehensive, and accessible graduate program is now accepting applications for students to begin their studies in September 2023.
“The program has been designed to meet the needs not only of nurses but all other health care providers who have transitioned to leadership roles. The content encompasses all essential knowledge for health administrators in addition to having a strong rural, northern and Indigenous focus,” said Dr. Roberta Heale, Professor in the School of Nursing.
The program will be offered exclusively online and can be completed via full-time or part-time studies. Applicants will hold a baccalaureate, or graduate degree from a recognized university, and be licensed in a regulated health profession.
Students will follow a combination of courses rooted in management and health, including: Organizational Behaviour, Accountability Structures in Healthcare, Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies in Healthcare Environments. All students will also be required to complete Indigenous Cultural Competency Training as part of their studies.
This new program will support the growth and development of healthcare professionals here in Northern Ontario, as well as throughout the country.
Learn more about the Master of Health Administration (MHA): https://laurentian.ca/program/health-administration-mha/
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About Laurentian University (Akinomaagegamik):
Laurentian University serves over 8,000 students on its campus in Sudbury, Ontario, and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.
Sarah de Blois, Communications Officer, Laurentian University
La Laurentienne lance une maîtrise en administration de la santé (MAS) en ligne.
Le programme accepte maintenant les candidatures pour l’automne 2023.
Sudbury, Ontario – 23 février 2023
Dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre les programmes de cycles supérieurs en sciences infirmières et de maîtrise en administration des affaires, l’Université Laurentienne a officiellement lancé la Maîtrise en administration de la santé (MAS). Ce programme de cycles supérieurs unique et complet accepte désormais les candidatures des personnes souhaitant commencer leurs études en septembre 2023.
« Le programme a été conçu pour répondre aux besoins non seulement des infirmières, mais de tous les autres prestataires de soins de santé qui sont passés à des rôles de leader, a déclaré la professeure à l’École des sciences infirmières, Mme Robert Heale. Le contenu englobe toutes les connaissances essentielles pour les administrateurs de la santé en plus d’être fortement axé sur les régions rurales, nordiques et autochtones. »
Le programme sera offert exclusivement en ligne et peut être complété dans le cadre d’études à plein temps ou à temps partiel. Les personnes ayant un baccalauréat ou un diplôme d’études supérieures d’une université reconnue et titulaires d’un permis dans une profession de la santé réglementée peuvent soumettre une demande.
Les personnes suivront une combinaison de cours axés sur la gestion et la santé, notamment : comportement organisationnel, structures de responsabilité dans les soins de santé, planification de programmes et stratégies d’évaluation dans les milieux de soins de santé. Il faudra également suivre une formation sur les compétences culturelles autochtones.
Ce nouveau programme favorisera la croissance et le perfectionnement des professionnels de la santé dans le nord de l’Ontario et partout au pays.
Pour en savoir plus sur la maîtrise en administration de la santé (MAS), consultez https://laurentienne.ca/program/health-administration-mha/
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Au sujet de l’Université Laurentienne (Akinomaagegamik) :
L’Université Laurentienne, l’une des deux universités bilingues de la province, accueille plus de 8 000 étudiants sur son campus à Sudbury, en Ontario. Attachée à son mandat bilingue et triculturel, la Laurentienne offre une expérience universitaire exceptionnelle en anglais et en français accompagnée d’une approche intégrale de l’enseignement autochtone.
Personne-ressource pour les médias :
Sarah de Blois, Agente des communications, Université Laurentienne
Whether you are in practice, precepting a student or retired, Rehabilitation Medicine graduates all have a role in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action ᒥᔪᐃᐧᒉᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ miyo-wîcîwitowin with Indigenous Peoples and communities.
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is pleased to present this virtual interactive workshop with meaningful activities infused with self-reflection, key Indigenous ethics and principles.
Attendees will learn:
· What actions foster inclusion, and how to identify systemic and personal bias
· How to identify performative action, and how to be an authentic ally.
· How to recognize your own vulnerability and knowledge limits.
· Ways to communicate effectively and reduce barriers.
Presenter: Andrea Menard, she/they/ᐃᐧᔭᐋᐧᐤ wiyawâw, Lead Educational Developer, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Centre for Teaching and Learning, is Métis from the abolished Red River Settlement and is a Métis Nation of Alberta citizen who brings over twenty-five years’ experience of relationship-building with Indigenous Nations.
Free. Space is limited. Registration closes on March 17 or when capacity is reached.
Contact: Robbie Zopf, Project Coordinator, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine email@example.com
The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difﬁculties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
Register online at: https://littlebuddiespeds.ca/sosconference/