2024 Archived Webinars

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

An Overview of Ontario’s PHIPA

PRESENTED BY: Andrea Ramsarran (she/her), Senior Health Policy Advisor, Health Policy Department, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

  • Learn the terminology under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), such as: health information custodians, agents, electronic service providers and health information network providers, recipients, and PHIPA's limiting principles.
  • Learn about consent, including: capacity to consent, express, implied, and assumed implied consent, circle of care, lock box – withholds and withdrawals of consent, access requests, storing and sharing personal health information.
  • The webinar also addresses common questions from Ontario occupational therapists.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Assistive Devices Assessment, Product Selection, and Funding

PRESENTED BY: Kathy Fisher, B.Sc. (OT), Education Manager, iNRRTS and Marlene Adams, OT Reg. (Ont.), Member of the OSOT Seating and Mobility Team

  • Identify 3-4 elements of the assessment that will contribute to a successful seating and mobility prescription.
  • List 3 ways the “WHO 8 essential steps” support the collaboration of therapists and vendors in the wheelchair provision process.
  • Understand 2-3 responsibilities of the therapist in the seating/mobility equipment provision process.
  • Identify 2-3 responsibilities of the vendor in the seating and mobility equipment provision process.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Client Transportation: More Than Getting From "A to B"

PRESENTED BY: Michael Sarkovski (he/him), Executive Vice President, Rapid City Transportation O/B AutoLux Ltd.

  • Learn of a client transportation resource that can assist with a range of client needs/requirements.
  • Compare the importance of door-to-door service and assistance vs. the traditional curb-to-curb approach.
  • Assess the impact of utilizing a transportation partner that is experienced and trusted to deal with Hospitals, the WSIB, the ODSP, the Children's Aid Society, Ontario Shores and other providers including the Auto Insurance sector.
  • Have a direct contact to review cases or transportation related requirements of patients/those in your care.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

PRESENTED BY: Kristin Collins (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Understand the foundations of the CST approach and the role occupational therapists have in implementing this program.
  • Have knowledge, skills and resources to implement CST as a service within your organization.
  • This session is 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration.

Non-Member Price: 210.00
Member price: 160.00

Conflict Resolution for OTs

PRESENTED BY: Abid Valji (he/him), Registered Occupational Therapist (AB), Continuing Care

  • Explore your tendencies surrounding conflict resolution and crucial conversations.
  • Gain insight and self-awareness about your communication styles.
  • Practice strategies and learn concrete techniques to help navigate conflict and crucial conversations.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Critical Regulation Tools for Youth: How OTs Can Support

PRESENTED BY: Nicole Raftis (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), Co-Founder, TREEO OT Online Resource Library and Sam Johnson, Student Occupational Therapist, McMaster University

  • Identify 10 factors that impact regulation and understand why these are important to share with caregivers during OT-caregiver coaching sessions.
  • Name 5 co-regulation skills that are important when supporting a dysregulated child.
  • Share 4 co-regulation games with parents and teachers.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Early Planning for Dementia Care: How Important Is It?

PRESENTED BY: Sylvia Davidson (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Have knowledge of recent advances, and challenges, in dementia research.
  • Understand how ageist attitudes can compromise good dementia care.
  • Embrace your role as advocates for individuals with dementia.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Earning An Income: The Foundation of Your Financial Health

PRESENTED BY: Jeff Cleary (he/him), Vice President, Life & Benefits, PROLINK Insurance Inc. and Garrick MacBride (he/him), Senior Sales Consultant, Living Benefits, RBC Life Insurance Company

  • Learn the value of industry leading individual disability insurance on protecting your greatest asset - your ability to earn an income.
  • Understand the unique offering PROLINK has garnered with RBC Life Insurance to protect you and your income.
  • Explore potential underwriting challenges and learn best practices to ensure a successful result should you wish to apply for an income protection solution.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Empowering Lives: Introducing Easter Seals to OTs

PRESENTED BY: Morgan Chidley (she/her), RN, Resource Nurse, Easter Seals Ontario and Keith Rashid (he/him), Senior Manager of Recreation and Facilities, Easter Seals Ontario

  • Learn about Easter Seals Ontario's equipment funding and camping programs, examining how these services will benefit clients with physical disabilities.
  • Have the knowledge to illustrate the experience to clients who fit the criteria for the Easter Seals Ontario's camping and equipment funding programs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the referral and application processes for Easter Seals Ontario programs.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Identifying Long COVID in Clinical Practice

PRESENTED BY: Jessica DeMars (she/her), PT, Breathe Well Physio

  • Understand symptoms and presentation of Long COVID.
  • Identify screening tools and Patient Reported Outcomes for people with Long COVID.
  • Discuss safe rehabilitation principles in people with Long COVID.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Intimacy & Aging - What's OT Got To Do With It?

PRESENTED BY: Sylvia Davidson (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Acknowledge personal biases and potential barriers to addressing sexual expression in older adults.
  • Understand myths and realities related to sexuality and aging.
  • Gain knowledge about possible intervention strategies as you develop increased comfort when approaching this sensitive topic.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Managing Behaviour Challenges Related to Altered Cognition

PRESENTED BY: Katie Harder (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), Professional Practice Lead, Occupational Therapy, Grand River Hospital

  • Identify OT assessment and treatment strategies to consider using with this population, including when to consider wheelchair seating and protective devices.
  • Understand when to use standardized tools and which tools are most appropriate.
  • Learn about strategies for team collaboration.
  • Consider the occupational therapist's role in discharge planning and/or recommendations for next steps.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

OT Assessment and Intervention for Driving Anxiety

PRESENTED BY: Toni-Marie Taylor (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), R.P., CDR and Kelly Wendt (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), C-CAT (FO), CMLE (ON)

  • Develop a toolbox of screening measures used with clients that have driving anxiety for quantitative or descriptive information about driving fear.
  • Understand and apply principals of exposure and desensitization, including use of fear ladders for treatment planning.
  • Discuss application of technology in driving anxiety management.
  • Discuss the role of driving instructors and driving rehabilitation specialists.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

OTs and OTAs - How Do We Work Together?

PRESENTED BY: Sylvia Davidson (she/her)

  • Understand the Competencies for Occupational Therapist Assistants and how these align with the Competencies for Occupational Therapists in Canada.
  • Embrace your roles as strong partners in client care and as advocates for the role of occupational therapy in the health system.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Redefining Sensory Births Through the Lens of OT

PRESENTED BY: Amanda Hall (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), PMH-C, Owner & Occupational Therapist, Willow Family Wellness OT Services Inc.

  • Identify the OT role in the sensory birth process.
  • Apply sensory concepts to the birthing experience.
  • Develop strategies for creating and executing a sensory birth plan.
  • Integrate strategies for the involvement of other birth professionals in a sensory birth.
  • Create a sensory postpartum recovery plan in continuity of the sensory birth plan.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Supporting Refugees: How to Get Started

PRESENTED BY: Dr. Setareh Ghahari (she/her), Associate Professor, Queen's University, Khezra Amjed (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), and Kyla Dumlao (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Understand common barriers for accessing health services for refugees.
  • Explore how you can support daily occupations of refugees.
  • Learn how you can support managing mental health and disability in refugees.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Matrix

PRESENTED BY: Catalin Fecior (he/him), OT Reg. (Ont.), Mental Health Counselor, Hamilton Family Health Team

  • Understand the basic philosophical and theoretical context from which acceptance and commitment emerges.
  • Learn to use the ACT Matrix tool which is a simple, concise, and effective way to help clients: notice their pain and the effectiveness of their coping repertoire; clarify their values; and expand effective behavioural repertoire in the presence of pain.
  • Gain knowledge on how to use the ACT Matrix to conceptualize clients' presentations across populations.
  • Use the ACT Matrix to plan and deliver treatment interventions with individuals and groups.
  • This session is 2 hours and 50 minutes in duration.

Non-Member Price: 145.00
Member price: 110.00

The Science and Safety behind Choosing a Support Surface

PRESENTED BY: Triina Forbell (she/her), R.Kin. CSPHA, Canadian Clinical Educator, Savaria Patient Care

  • Understand the purpose and use of pressure redistribution surfaces to manage a client’s risk factors for developing a pressure injury.
  • Develop an understanding of common materials and features and modalities of a surface including foam, air, alternating pressure (AP), lateral rotation (LR) and microclimate management (MCM).
  • Develop an understanding of the considerations for prescribing a surface based on a client’s functional needs.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

The WHO Wheelchair Provision Guidelines and the Role of OT

PRESENTED BY: Andree Gauthier (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.)

  • Identify the 4 principles that underpin the 2023 Guidelines.
  • Define what is an appropriate wheelchair.
  • Provide clinical examples of the use of service level recommendations.
  • Provide examples of system level recommendations.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Therapy Management of Distal Radius Fracture

PRESENTED BY: Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT

  • Identify normal anatomy and kinematics of the wrist.
  • Describe the pathomechanics related to distal radius fractures.
  • Identify important evaluative procedures.
  • Interpret evaluative findings to inform the plan of care.
  • Appraise how healing timelines influence treatment progression.
  • Identify appropriate interventions at different phases of healing.

Non-Member Price: 50.00
Member price: 25.00

Transform Concussion Care with a Novel Digital Rehab Tool

PRESENTED BY: Shelley Vaisberg (she/her), OT Reg. (Ont.), Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Officer, Brainbot and Anne Hunt (she/her), PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), Assistant Professor Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

  • Gain practical knowledge on integrating Brainbot into your current therapeutic approaches, enhancing client engagement and outcomes.
  • Explore the research and evidence supporting Brainbot's usability, establishing confidence in its application.
  • Be among the first to learn about the latest Brainbot features and consider how your practice can be at the cutting edge of digital rehabilitation.
  • Analyze a clinical case study to determine how Brainbot can be applied in various therapeutic scenarios, providing you with actionable insights for your practice.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00

Trauma Informed Care: Creating Safety in Practice

PRESENTED BY: Lauren Van Ewyk (she/her), M.ScMHC, RSW, PhD (student)

  • 3 hours in duration.
  • Recognize indications of trauma.
  • Identify ways to connect with individuals from a trauma informed lens.
  • Develop a plan of care that allows for a trauma informed response/practice.
  • Identify attachment styles and how to meet the needs of those who evidence insecure attachment.

Non-Member Price: 130.00
Member price: 100.00

Unconscious Biases: Learning to Recognize Internal Shortcuts

PRESENTED BY: Mitchell Mervyn (they/them), Workplace Equity Educator, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

  • Define what an unconscious bias and microaggression is.
  • Distinguish between various forms of unconscious biases.
  • Strengthen your confidence to recognize personal unconscious biases.

Non-Member Price: 25.00
Member price: 0.00


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