Other Educational Opportunities

To list other educational opportunities on this calendar, please email the pertinent information to CPTE.Program@usask.ca.  There is no charge for listing events on this page.  CPTE reserves the right to decide whether it will list an event or not.

Webinars & Online Resources

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Modules

The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice competency tools include learning modules aimed at assisting Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) to learn about interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in Canada and acquire skills to practice it.  Interprofessional collaboration is important for Canadian-educated health professionals as well and it is part of their studies and the entry-to-practice competencies. 

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Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved programs

Pear Healthcare Solutions Inc. offers convenient and comprehensive education programs to help students prepare for a challenging certificate program, all in an online format. We believe Continuing Education (CE) courses help improve patient’s health and providing healthcare professionals tools to build patient relationships and manage their practice.

To prepare for the Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) program we offer three Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved programs entitled:

• Pear Comprehensive Online Asthma Program
• Pear Comprehensive Online COPD Program
• Pear Comprehensive Online Patient Education Program

For more information view the CRE program website.

RESPTREC® offers Certified Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) approved courses for those pursuing Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) and Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) certification.

RESPTREC® provides health care professionals with the highest standard of training in asthma, COPD and education. Courses are designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to empower people and their caregivers to optimally manage their chronic disease.

For more information and to register for courses click here.

AIEPB: Bridging skills and practice in Canada

The Alberta Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Bridging (AIEPB) Program is a 14-month, part-time program that supports internationally educated physical therapists in meeting licensing requirements to practice in Canada. Courses are delivered with a blend of online and hands-on learning, including one-on-one clinical mentorship with a practising PT and a 6-week clinical placement. 

For those interested, please contact Nicole Stogrin at 780-492-8598 or stogrin@ualberta.ca

For more information, visit ualberta.ca/aiepb.

Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series

The Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) is excited to be launching the Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (KTS)– an international collaborative effort developed by world-renowned physicians and tailored for Canadian medical practitioners. 

In this series, Dr. Sharma walks through the 5As of obesity management (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist), designed specifically for use in primary care facilities where explicit bariatric resources may be lacking.


Hearing Loss 101 Webcast Series

This series includes four webinars about hearing loss, each focused on a different audience: General Audiences, Physicians, Speech Language Pathologists and Public School Teachers and Support Staff.  The series has a pediatric emphasis but also has application to adults. Participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta.

1. Introduction to Hearing Loss
2. Physician's Review of Hearing Loss: Diagnosis and Management
3. Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in the Regular Classroom
4. Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Who Use Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implants for Speech Pathologists

Vist the website for more details 

Introduction to hearing loss + one webcast for $39
Unlimited 60 day access

All four webcasts $99
Unlimited 90 day access

Pediatric Rehabilitation Webinars

Hosted by Heartspace Physical Therapy for Children

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Workshops on Developmental Coordination Disorder

Hosted by McMaster University, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

This online workshop is designed to increase your knowledge about Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and other motor coordination challenges and to increase your confidence in supporting a child's development and participation. It was designed originally for parents, but is useful for others as well including teachers, health professionals, coaches, family members and friends. It is interactive in nature and takes approximately 60 minutes to go through, but can also be done in shorter segments. The workshop explains what DCD is and provides an overview of the causes of DCD, how DCD is diagnosed, typical motor development and of other health conditions that are related to DCD. Users can view videoclips and complete an exercise that guides them to feel what it is like to have DCD.

In this workshop, motor activities are highlighted - at school, home and at play - that are challenging for children with DCD and strategies are provided to help support children's development and participation within the home, school and community. The M.A.T.C.H strategy that is presented is a useful framework that provides guidance about how to modify the environment to support a child's learning and teach new motor skills. Lastly, the workshop provides parents with information on how to educate themselves, their child, teachers, physicians, other health professionals and coaches/community group leaders about DCD

DCD Physiotherapy Module

This module is specifically designed for PTs and provides them with a tool to help improve services for children with DCD and foster improved health outcomes.

View the website for more information and registration 

Asthma, COPD, and Education for Chronic Disease Courses - RESPTREC®

RESPTREC® provides health care professionals with the highest standard of training in asthma, COPD and education. Courses are designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to empower people and their caregivers to optimally manage their chronic disease.

For more information and to register for courses click here.

Dementia: Best Clinical Practices Certificate for Health Care Professionals

Presented by Dementia Care Consulting.  

Instructor: Yvonne Poulin, RMT, EPC

This is a 1-hour self-directed online professional development course for Health Care Professionals. 

Most health care professionals are not adequately trained to recognise the warning signs and symptoms of dementia.  Take this course to gain the skills required to promote brain health and to inform your clients about dementia. Watch an effective patient interview video regarding mental health.  Learn professional referral and recording practices. 

Become and informed health care professional and help reduce the number of persons who develop dementia due to lack of early diagnosis.

Registration and course information or via: info@dementiacareexpert.com 

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure

Physiotherapy Alberta has been involved in the creation of this project.  This began as a project to inform PTs about what to do in the event of an exposure.  It grew to a larger project with othr Colleges and government.

View the website and resources here

Workplace Abuse

Physiotherapy Alberta has been involved in the creation of this project. This was a project with 3 partners to raise awareness about co-worker abuse.  The PT findings were consistent with other work done in this area and confirm that a large number of health care providers experience or witness abuse in the workplace.  The output are resources to help identify and manage abuse.

View the website and resources here

Concussion Management: A Toolkit for Physiotherapists

Created by: Physiotherapy Alberta 

View the toolkit 

Workplace Violence
News release from the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH). Includes a link to an awareness video to promote increased reporting of incidents of violence or acts of aggression, important information for physical therapists in Saskatchewan.
FOIP/LAFOIP Access and Privacy Training

FOIP/LAFOIP Access and Privacy Training Workshops

Various dates

Regina & Saskatoon, SK

Cenera is once again offering its full slate of courses across the province on managing access and privacy in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Local AuthoritiesFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  

For a complete listing of courses, locations, dates and how to register, please visit our website cenera.ca/privacy-training-sk/ or phone 800.387.8797.

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training for Health Care Professionals

Various dates in Saskatchewan cities

Hosted by: Bridges Health

Mental Health is a part of us all! Do you know how you can support a patient, client, or fellow colleague?

View the website for dates, locations, registration and event information. 

Mental Health First Aid Basic

Various dates in Saskatchewan cities

Hosted by: Mental Health First Aid Canada

Become a Mental Health First Aider

View the website for more information. 

All Health Professionals

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto - online courses

Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation

A 6-Week Online Course Presented Dr. Kristin Musselman, PhD
February 13-April 3, 2019

Early-bird rates available until January 27, 2019!
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a valuable therapeutic tool for physical and occupational therapists alike. Both will benefit from the evidence-based, clinically focused approach to FES provided in this fully online course, which includes six weeks of instruction comprised of pre-recorded lectures, live weekly webinars, self-directed hands-on activities, additional readings, and online quizzes. The course is designed for therapists based nationally and internationally to advance their knowledge and practice in the use of FES.
For further information or to register: Click here.


Diabetes Educator Certificate Program
A 13-Week Online Course Presented Mireille Landry, PT, MSc, and Nicola Farnell, NP
February 14-May 23, 2019
Early-bird rates available until January 27, 2019!
This fully online certificate program is designed to provide regulated health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage and educate patients with Diabetes. This course reflects competencies described in the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) Handbook and as such will help prepare health care professionals and educators to write the Canadian Diabetes Educator Examination to become certified in Canada to work as a diabetes educator.
For further information or to register: Click here.


Oxygen Administration and Titration for Physical Therapists and Regulated Health Professionals
A 2-Week Online Course Presented by Lindsay Beavers, PT, BScKin, MPT and Lisa Wickerson, BScPT, MSc, PhD
March 20-April 3, 2019
Early-bird rates available until March 6, 2019!
Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective oxygen administration and titration to patients across the continuum of care. We will explore pathophysiological causes of respiratory conditions and complications such as hypoxemia in the context of physical therapy interventions including oxygen titration, exercise, and mobilization.
For further information or to register: Click here.

Cough Assist Workshop: Non-Invasive Airway Management

April 11, 2019

Ottawa, ON

A hands on education workshop for respiratory healthcare professionals in conjunction with the Canadian Respiratory Conference 

Event Poster

Registration via https://cts-sct.ca/crc/registration/ 

Who Needs 20? Quarterly Activity and Support Events for those affected by amputation
Upcoming quarterly events:
March 14
June 13
2310 Louise Avenue
Saskatoon, SK

Event Poster

Amputation, whether a single digit or multiple extremities, is not a one-time problem but a life-changing stressful experience not only for the patient, but also for the family, friends and  caregivers.  Understanding the continuum of care and techniques to maximize function after amputation is difficult and overwhelming for most people.  An important aspects of regaining function is feeling as if you have support when needed. Who Needs Twentyaims to provide that sense of community support to anyone affected by limb loss. Created by Dr. Audrey Zucker-Levin PT, PhD and Kassondra Collins MS, Who Needs Twentyaims to engage amputees, family and friends, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers to enhance quality of life of people affected by amputation. Our goals are to provide a voice to the amputee community, provide accurate information, answer questions appropriately, and encourage active healthy living.  For us to achieve our goals the amputee community needs to come together to identify areas in need of improvement, and support each other. Who Needs Twenty is designed to be a fun avenue of support.

After all, who says you need twenty digits anyway?!

Research Projects

To further enhance our goal to improve function and quality of life in people impacted by amputation, we have received approval from the University of Saskatchewan to perform a number of research projects. The projects are open and are recruiting subjects.  Research can be done at many levels including surveys, questionnaires, and in-person visits with clinical scientists.  If you are interested in participating or would like more information about currently approved protocols, give us a call or send us an email.  Compensation is included in some of the projects.  

306 371-LIMB (5462)
Fb: whoneedstwenty
Instagram: @whoneeds20
Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT)

Hosted by: Knowledge Translation Program

What is Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT)?

This course is designed for health professionals interested in building their knowledge and skills to implement change using best practices in KT.

In Practicing Knowledge Translation (PKT), participants learn how to:

  • Develop an Evidence-informed, Theory-Driven program (ETP)

  • Map barriers and facilitators to change using theories and frameworks

  • Systematically select and operationalize implementation strategies

  • Plan for implementation, evaluation and sustainability

Workshop dates & Location:

This course will be offered in both the spring and the fall 2019 at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  The spring in-person workshop dates are: April 8-12, 2019; the fall in-person workshop dates are October 7-11, 2019.

Application & contact:

Applications for this course are now open. If you are interested in applying to this course, please find more information about objectives, fees, and applying below or visit our website: https://knowledgetranslation.net/education-training/pkt/

Foe additional information contact Melissa Courvoisier: CourvoisierM@smh.ca

Rost Therapy: Evidence based management of pregnancyrelated pelvic girdle, sacro-iliac and pubic pain

April 27 & 28, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by: LifeMark

There are 2 parts to the course - online and the hands on weekend course.  This course is open to all physiotherapists and health care professionals  (not just those with women's health training).  It is useful for male and female patients with SI, back and pubic pain.  All registrants will receive a 5 year certification and will be listed on the Rost Website.

Course Information

Course Registration Form

Early bird registration deadline: March 27, 2019

Course questions?  Contact Russ Dawson Russ.Dawson@LifeMark.ca

KT Canada Scientific Meeting: Advancing the Science of integrated Knowledge Translation
May 30-31, 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Theme: Advancing the science of integrated knowledge translation
Abstract Submissions
Currently accepting abstract submissions. The abstracts can be related to any topic related to advancing the science of KT. 
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.  
There is additional information on our website: https://ktcanada.org/event/kt-canada-scientific-meeting-2019/
Regular updates will be received by all who follow us on Twitter and via the KT Canada newsletter.
For more information, please contact Meghan Storey: StoreyM@smh.ca
2019 KT Canada Summer Institute

June 26-28, 2019

Toronto, On  

Theme: Evaluations in knowledge translation

Event Poster

Applications accepted: Monday, Jan. 28 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Applications will be posted here: https://knowledgetranslation.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVts12PX3kuArZj

Additional event information: https://ktcanada.org/event/summer-institute-2019/

Questions? Contact Meghan Storey: StoreyM@smh.ca.

Massage Therapists

Evidence-Informed Massage Therapy: using current knowledge to better your patient outcomes.

April 12 & 13, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by: Massage Therapy Association of SK (MTAS)

Delivered by: Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, and Susan Chapelle, RMT, MBA,

Workshop goal: to incite an interest in learning, to lead to better patient care.  

Current and historical biomedical research relevant to manual therapy will be presented.  Participants will be facilitated in the use of current research, and its applications to improve clinical outcomes.  Neurobiological mechanisms that support massage therapy practices including understanding of pain mechanisms and tissue healing timelines will be taught. Practical sessions will include discussion of best application of techniques, and outcomes related to current best practices. 

Event Information and Registration 

Chronic Pain Management for RMTs

May 4, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by: Massage Therapy Association of SK (MTAS)

Delivered by: Eric Purves BSc, RMT

This two-day course will provide knowledge and practical skills for working with clients in persistent pain. 

The course provides the opportunity to understand the benefits of using a biopsychosocial approach in practice and learn how modifications of traditional manual therapy interventions can increase success and improve outcomes for people in pain. 

We will thoroughly discuss the science of pain and how to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into daily practice. 

The weekend will explore the science and practice of how massage therapy, movement and exercise interventions exert their effects on the musculoskeletal system and influence sensory and behavioural changes.


Health care professionals interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and persistent pain.


  • Review major therapeutic approaches to persistent pain management.
  • Explore new evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance their practice, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress.
  • Identify when a shift from routine treatment is required.
  • Explain the importance of forming a therapeutic relationship through patient interaction and contextual effects.
  • Describe how existing manual and practical skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes.
  • Review current best evidence for pain science, including definitions, epidemiology, and current theories of persistent pain.
  • Explain the impacts of persistent pain on individuals, and their lived experience.
  • Explain the concept of pain self-management and improve your ability to teach pain self-management to clients .
  • Apply pain science research to outline more effective ways to interact and treat patients with persistent pain.
  • Analyze case studies to emphasize key points and discuss treatment options.

Event Information and Registration 

Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists

Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment

May 4, 2019

Calgary, AB

Hosted by: OT4Life Calgary

Presented by: Maria Huijbregts

Course information and registration form

For information contact Kendra at ot4lifecalgary@gmail.com 

NDT Intermediate Upper Extremity (UE) Workshop

Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) Intermediate
Upper Extremity (UE) Workshop

for the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury

June 21-24, 2019

Hosted by: Manitoba Physiotherapy Association

This course is intended for Graduate Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who wish to improve their clinical skills through an evidence based approach.  The prerequisite for the course is to have completed at least one Introductory (2-5 day) NDT or Bobath Course or the NDT/Bobath Certification.

This 4 day workshop follows the NDT Philosophy and Practice Model and its clinical applications for individuals post stroke and brain injury.  This course will help you streamline your assessment of the upper quadrant to determine the most significant clinical impairments interfering with your clients’ function. 
Instructors:    Cathy Hazzard & Teresa Siebold

Registration fees:

CPA Member: $650.00 +gst

NON- CPA Member: $975.00 +gst

MPA New Grads. *:  $325.00 +gst *within 1 year of Convocation; limited space available    

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Registration deadline: May 1, 2019

Maximum of 36 participants.

To Register: contact ptassociation@mbphysio.org


Physical Therapists

McKenzie Part A & B

Part A: March 1-3, 2019

Part B: June 21-23, 2019

Regina, SK

Hosted by: CBI Scarth Street Regina


The Diaphragm Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations: Part one

June 1 & 2, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by: Donald Physiotherapy

Instructor: Julie Wiebe

Course Hours:

June 1 8am-5pm

June 2 830am-5pm

Course Description:

Despite its inclusion in most definitions of the core, few rehabilitation or fitness programs integrate the pelvic floor or diaphragm  into strengthening or neuromotor training. An integrated clinical model of the pelvic floor requires a broadened definition of pelvic floor function beyond merely maintaining continence. When linked to the diaphragm, the pelvic floor acts as a powerful stabilizer of lumbosacral, sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, and pelvic-hip joints ensuring efficient LE and UE mechanics. In addition, the dynamic interplay of these deep muscular elements will balance and harness the intra-abdominal pressure system as a component of central stability.

Clinicians will be introduced to an innovative, clinical model that incorporates a neuromuscular-based core recruitment and IAP balancing strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and diaphragm. This provides a sturdy, yet dynamic foundation that is responsive to the demands of function, movement, fitness and sport. Regardless of age or sport of choice, building programs that maximize results without compounding common women’s health issues such as incontinence, and organ prolapse is a critical clinical skill for all clinicians who treat females (regardless of specialty).

Session participants will have the opportunity to experience the material themselves through exercises that integrate the diaphragm/pelvic floor piston into core stabilization, postural muscle patterning, gait, fitness and sport specific activities.

Questions? Contact: michelle@donaldphysiotherapy.com 

Speech Language Pathologists

Update on Neuroscience: How Therapy Changes the Brain

May 16, 2019 

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Dr. Martha Burns

Course Information and Registation Brochure

Course Poster

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 – Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders

June 13 & 14, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 – Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders: A Clinical Short Course for Speech Language Pathologists

Presenter: Sheila MacDonald 

Course Information and Registation Brochure

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