Private Practice

The list below is our extensive collection of archived webinars. Some webinars are complimentary to members while others have a discounted fee. Members will need to log into our site in order to receive the member rate and non-members will be asked to create a website account in order to make a purchase. 

Once you have selected one or more webinars from the available categories on the left menu, you can complete the order process by clicking on the "Proceed to Checkout" button or the "CART" icon at the top of the page. Instructions to access the webinar along with links to any resource material will be provided on the confirmation page as well as in a separate email that will be sent to you immediately following the transaction.

All Webinars

A Primer on Consent, Capacity and Substitute Decision Making

PRESENTED BY: Christine Morano, Lawyer at Advocai LLP and John-Paul Zeni, Lawyer at Advocai LLP

  • Consent and Capacity
  • Substitute Decision Making
  • Common Challenges and Practical Solutions

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Addictions 101

PRESENTED BY: Tammy Heise, RN, BN, CPMHN (C) and Elle Diniz, BSc, MSc

  • Stigma in addiction.
  • Addictions as a disease.
  • Opioid crisis - the facts.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

An Opportunity for OTs in the Ontario Autism Program

PRESENTED BY: Jessica Bethel, MEd., Director, OAP Provider List and Karie Evelyn, Service Navigator, Autism Ontario

  • Learn about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and the OAP Provider List.
  • Understand how occupational therapists play an integral role in providing services to children with autism.
  • Discover how to get involved.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

An OTs Role with Veterans Affairs Canada

PRESENTED BY: Julie St-Jean, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Kristin Dingman-Price, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Learn about the OT Services Revolution at VAC.
  • Familiarize yourself with the role of the Area Occupational Therapist at VAC, the primary contact for community OTs.
  • Learn how to become a Fee for Service OT and what that role entails.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Apollo Cannabis Clinics & Accident Benefits Coverage

PRESENTED BY: Yukti Choudhry, MVA Program Manager, Apollo Cannabis Clinics

  • What is medical cannabis?
  • Cannabis legislation
  • Accident benefits coverage

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

CAT Criteria and the Role of the OT in CAT Assessment

PRESENTED BY: Galit Liffshiz, MA, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Review CAT Criteria as of June 1, 2016.
  • Identify pre-requirements before the CAT application.
  • Identify red flags for CAT Application for treating and assessing OTs.
  • Review the role of the OT in assessing on each criterion.
  • Discuss principles OTs have to keep in mind when assessing for CAT.
  • Review important case laws in which OTs provided significant evidence.
  • This session is 2 hours in duration.

Non-Member Price: 100.00
Member price: 75.00

Child and Youth Mental Health: Interventions

PRESENTED BY: Nicole Raftis, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Sabrina Panagiotoglou, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Intervention principles.
  • Examples of interventions aimed at the person, environment, and occupation.
  • Practical case studies to apply your knowledge.

Non-Member Price: 75.00
Member price: 50.00

Client Independence & Increase Efficiency in Continuing Care

PRESENTED BY: Michael Cullen, Founder and CEO of Novalte

  • Client case studies and the impact technology has on independence.
  • What OTs need to think about regarding technology.
  • Current market offerings and how our platform can help.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-I) for Insomnia Protocol

PRESENTED BY: Nicole Nadeau, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • The importance of sleep.
  • Overview of the protocol.
  • Considerations for special populations (with case study).

Non-Member Price: 75.00
Member price: 50.00

Driver Reporting

PRESENTED BY: Elizabeth Weldon, Ministry of Transportation, Amie Enns, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Nellemarie Hyde, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Overview of both mandatory and discretionary provisions.
  • Overview of review process and how licensing decisions are made.
  • Overview of national medical standards.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Eating Disorders: For You; For Your Practice

PRESENTED BY: Shelly Dilawri, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Ary Maharaj, M.Ed. RP (Qualifying)

  • What is disordered eating? Signs to watch for, causes, and co-occurring conditions.
  • Diet culture, weight stigma, and the importance of a weight-inclusive practice.
  • Navigating pathways to care for a client: making a warm referral and strategies for short-term work.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

En-AGE: Changes in Community Mobility - Driving

PRESENTED BY: Brenda Vrkljan, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Ruheena Sangrar, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Understand the impact of changes in driving and community mobility on health and quality of life in older adulthood.
  • Discuss existing, emerging, and potential opportunities for occupational therapists and others to support driving, community mobility, and out-of-home engagement.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

EnAGE - Occupational Therapy and Ageing Well in Ontario

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Barry Trentham, OT Reg. (Ont.), Dr. Colleen McGrath, OT Reg. (Ont.), Dr. Sachindri Wijekoon, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Language, terminology and definitions.
  • Occupational transitions of old age.
  • Role of occupational therapy in supporting occupational transitions of old age.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Financial Checklist for People Who've Been Injured/Disabled

PRESENTED BY: Daniel Carroll, Partner (Chair - Litigation Award Practice Group) and Maria Campanella, Partner

  • What can go wrong and how to mitigate the risks?
  • The Disability Tax Credit, RDSPs, CPP-D, ODSP, Direct Funding, Passport Program.
  • MVAs - how to survive from discharge to settlement (and beyond).

Non-Member Price: 75.00
Member price: 50.00

Five Ways to Diversify Your Income Stream

PRESENTED BY: Daniel Warner, Founder and CEO, MyRemoteClinic

  • 5 ways to increase your income without working in a clinic.
  • How to adapt your practice to meet growing patient demand.
  • The tools and costs associated with setting up you own remote practice in your community.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Give the Brain a Voice With VoxNeuro

PRESENTED BY: Dr. John F. Connolly, Dr. Kyle I. Ruiter, and Lori Desjardine, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Overview of the technology and cognitive scores.
  • Use cases.
  • Working with a VoxNeuro Test Center.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

How Can OTs Manage the Risks Associated With Virtual Care?

PRESENTED BY: Andrew Spencer, RIBO, Account Executive, PROLINK

  • How can OTs provide professional and ethical virtual care?
  • Professional liability risks.
  • Risk management tips and strategies.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

HST & Tax Planning for Occupational Therapists

PRESENTED BY: Brian Wurts, HST/GST Consultant

  • Canada's GST/HST system and how the healthcare professional fits into this framework, covering issues such as;

    • Understanding when HST applies to the provision of OT services or support personnel services.
    • Can it be beneficial to register even if not required?
    • Can you claim any refunds of GST/HST that you have paid on inputs?
    • What happens if you sell a business or a practice?
    • What revenue streams are subject to GST/HST?

  • Learn how to assess the impact of various forms of taxation.
  • Gain a good understanding of HST and how it applies to business or practice.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Incorporating Technology Into Healthcare Practice

  • Increasing efficiency when providing healthcare services in the community:

    • Setting up Shared, Google and Busy calendars as well as Busy Contacts.

  • Incorporating technology into practice with children and young adults:

    • Using Evernote and others.

  • How to use technology to assist with treatment plans and measuring client progress.
  • Understanding Office Suite. (Access word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF documents on tablets and smartphone)
  • Creating electronic signatures and sign-in sheets.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Introduction to Occupational Performance Coaching

PRESENTED BY: Dorothy Kessler, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) background.
  • Description of OPC.
  • Evidence to support use of OPC.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Introduction to Trans-Inclusive Healthcare

PRESENTED BY: Karen Luyendyk, RN MScN, Clinical Educator - Trans and Non-binary Health with Rainbow Health Ontario

  • Language, terminology and definitions.
  • Social determinants of health.
  • Understanding trans-phobia in healthcare.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Office Ergonomics for OTs - Virtual Workshop

PRESENTED BY: Nancy Gowan, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • 5 hours in duration presented in 4 parts.
  • Understanding the process of assessing a workstation. (office-based setting)
  • Determining the most appropriate workstation setup based on the assessment and the current research.
  • Understanding the tools used in ergonomics.
  • Ergonomics with new technology.
  • Transitions in the workplace that impact ergonomics.
  • Participants receive a workbook with resources including evidence based assessment tools.

Non-Member Price: 225.00
Member price: 175.00

OT and Psychotherapy: Exciting Times Ahead!

PRESENTED BY: Laura Stanley, OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist, Theresa Bernard, OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist and Anya Choulsky, OT Reg. (Ont.), Psychotherapist

  • An overview of the Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy Program at CAMH.
  • Practice resources related to assessment, treatment and supervision with clinicians.
  • Why occupational therapists are well suited for formal structured psychotherapy roles.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

OTs as Stewards of Home Care During COVID-19

PRESENTED BY: Carol MacDonald, Co-Founder & Head of Client Success, Gotcare and Chenny Xia, Co-Founder & Head of Technology & Design, Gotcare

  • Review the social and financial impacts of COVID-19 on home care recipients and people in their circle of care.
  • Unpack how consumer behaviour and technology has changed the initiation and coordination of home care services in response to COVID-19.
  • Share practical insights into how some occupational therapists have shifted their practice in order to set up their clients for success in a post-COVID world.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Power Mobility for People With Vision Loss

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Michelle Markowitz, OD, OT Reg. (Ont.), Corie Haslbeck, OT Reg. (MB), and Colin Marnoch, Orientation and Mobility Instructor at Vision Loss Rehab

  • Power mobility is possible for persons with visual impairment.
  • OT and O&M collaboration with the client is best practice.
  • Guidelines for how to determine a client's ability to safely use power mobility.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Professional Corporations & Tax Efficient Strategies

PRESENTED BY: Fran├žoise Helou, B.Eng., MBA, CFA

  • Understand the components involved in starting or owning a busines.
  • Establish what it means to professionally incorporate a business.

    • What's involved in incorporating?
    • How do you set up a Professional Corporation?
    • What are the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario's requirements?
    • What are the advantages and other considerations of professionally incorporating?
    • Employee vs. independent contractor - where does a Professional Corporation apply?

  • Understand income distribution and living benefit strategies with a Professional Corporation.
  • Clarify the components of estate planning when owning a business.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Residential Rehab for TBI: How It Works and Why It Works

PRESENTED BY: Colleen Boyce, Director, Bayshore NRIO, and Jessica Stengel, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • What a residential rehabilitation program is.
  • What assessments are done in this context and how it differs from other practice settings.
  • What intervention looks like in a residential setting.
  • The costs associated to support Life Care Plans.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Return to Work Strategies for Complex Situations

PRESENTED BY: Nancy J Gowan, BHsc (OT), OT Reg (ON), CDMP, President Gowan Consulting

  • 3 hours in duration presented in 3 parts.
  • Legal and business reasons for RTW.
  • Principles and evidence informed best practices for RTW.
  • Communication and negotiation for sustainable RTW.

Non-Member Price: 215.00
Member price: 165.00

Telehealth & Occupational Therapy

PRESENTED BY: Christine Linton, Provincial Director Adoption at OTN and Lisa Ferraro, Regional Lead at Toronto Central LHIN, Central LHIN & Central LHIN East

  • Services offered by the OTN.
  • Cases of how OTs have used telemedicine.
  • Member benefits and how to become an individual member of the OTN.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Disability Benefits

PRESENTED BY: Yoni Silberman, Partner, Bogoroch & Associates LLP

  • Canada Pension Plan Disability Support Program, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works
  • Disability Claims
  • Long Term Disability claims in the age of COVID-19

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

The Palliative Care Network

PRESENTED BY: Susan Blacker, MSW, RSW, Provincial Clinical Co-Lead, Ontario Palliative Care Network

  • Provide an overview of the Ontario Palliative Care Network.
  • Provide an overview of recently launched resources.
  • Highlight the OT competencies within the Palliative Care Competency Framework.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure
to Enhance Client-Centred Care and Outcomes

PRESENTED BY: Anne W. Hunt, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) Assistant Professor Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

  • Outcome measurement.
  • Client-centred practice.
  • Clinical practice.

Non-Member Price: 75.00
Member price: 50.00

Virtual Reality in Occupational Therapy

PRESENTED BY: Kelly Wendt, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Learn about the benefit of virtual reality for cognitive, physical, and psychological impairment.
  • Investigate specific products/games, their application, and funding considerations.
  • Explore case examples of use.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Virtual Visits for Seating and Mobility

PRESENTED BY: Linda Norton, M.Sc.CH, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Identifies strategies to limit the number of in-person visits and the number of people at each visit.
  • Discusses the factors that influence whether a visit should be conducted virtually or in-person.
  • Explores the specific assessment parameters that can effectively be addressed virtually.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario: Who We Are & What We Do

PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Urosevic, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Executive Director, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario

  • Overview of programs and services.
  • Implications of blindness and low vision.
  • Strategies to support individuals with vision loss.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Vitamin N(ature): An OT's Prescription

PRESENTED BY: Anne Robillard, OT

  • Learn about health and wellbeing benefits of nature.
  • Understand social prescribing.
  • Introduce the PaRx: A Prescription for Nature process.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Women's Health and Occupational Therapy

PRESENTED BY: Lara Desrosiers, OT Reg. (Ont.) and Melissa LaPointe, OT Reg. (BC)

  • What occupational therapists are doing around the world in the field of women's health.
  • An innovative private practice within Ontario that focuses on supporting women with pelvic health challenges.
  • Key considerations and resources for exploring the process of launching a women's health practice within Ontario.

Non-Member Price: 75.00
Member price: 50.00


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