Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta’s

11th Annual Education Day


Conference Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre

6620 36th ST NE, Calgary, AB, T3J 4C8

Theme: “Quality of Life”

More information will be available by the end of February 2018

Workshop: PECS Level 1 Training

Description: Over the course of this two day training, participants will learn how to implement the six phases of the PECS protocol, plus attributes, through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play opportunities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to implement PECS.

City: Calgary, AB

Dates: April 26-27, 2018

Schedule: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration time: 8:00am


Venue Information:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary
45 Hopewell Way NE
Calgary, Alberta T3J 4V7
Venue Phone: 403-705-3875


Registration Page:


For more information, contact:

Phone: 905-637-7327



The goal of our conference, being held May 4-5 2018 at the University of Alberta, is to present innovative and emerging practices highlighting diversity and inclusion in our communities. Professionals from across Canada can meet to share and learn new skills and strategies to build capacity. Sessions will emphasize current evidence- based practices while honoring lived experiences and community histories within a framework of anti-oppression. ASPSH aims to cultivate sex-positive approaches to strengthen communities through knowledge exchange and networking.
To encourage diversity of approaches all presentation formats will be considered. Presentation days/times with be determined by the Program Committee.

Please include the following information either in your email or as an attachment:

  • Title (to reflect the content of the proposal)
  • Primary contact person including email and telephone
  • Presenters (if different than the contact person)
  • Presentation length (select one): 90 minutes, 3-hour workshop, research paper (30 minutes)
  • Key learning objectives (50 words total) to be displayed in the conference program
  • Biography of all presenters (maximum 50 words each)
  • Anticipated audio visual and technology needs

All proposals should be emailed to by January 30th, 2018


Shawn Drefs, BSc., MSc.
Director, Continuing Professional Education
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Alberta
Corbett Hall, 3-48N 
Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Phone: 780 492-1587

Fax: 780 492-1626

Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice

Are you an internationally trained physical therapist currently working as a therapy assistant?  If so, this program may be of interest.

This graduate level certificate program is designed specifically for IEPTs to bridge to the knowledge, clinical skills and judgment required to deliver safe and effective physiotherapy care and support to adjust to Canadian culture and practices. The Certificate includes online learning modules, in-person labs, clinical mentorship sessions and a full placement. Online work can be done from home. Student attend labs on select Saturdays in Edmonton or Calgary. Mentorship sessions and placements are completed at an affiliated clinic site.

Learn to:

  • Apply knowledge of professional competencies, ethical reasoning and evidence based practice into physiotherapy practice.
  • Consolidate and incorporate clinical reasoning, decision making skills and professional judgement required to deliver safe and effective physiotherapy care in the Canadian setting.
  • Integrate and apply assessment, intervention and evaluation skills across the major practice areas (MSK, CR and Neuro, multi-systems) required for autonomous practice in Canada.

Location: University of Alberta, University of Alberta Calgary Campus