Professional Development

All members of the OACYC will be able to access CYC Assets trainings at the member rate.
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Lifesaver 101
First Aid & CPR Training

Lifesaver 101 is pleased to offer First Aid & CPR certification training to members of the OACYC at a preferred rate. Click here for full information. 


SickKids CCMH Learning Institute Fall Winter Events 2019-2020

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


The Canadian Association for Play Therapy welcomes you to training in

Treating Anxiety Using Family Play Therapy, Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation for Children and Families

Guelph, ON
 – February 7-9, 2020
Instructor: Tina Lackner, BACYC, MSc, RP (CPT) (RCYT) (RYT300)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. For participants to identify key principles and considerations when teaching play therapy, yoga, meditation and mindfulness to children.
  2. For participants to practice and gain experience with specific play therapy, yoga, meditation and mindful based activities and exercises.
  3. For participants to develop a repertoire of activities that combine play therapy, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
  4. For participants to be able to describe what play therapy, yoga, meditation and mindfulness is and how to emulate this in everyday life.
  5. For participants to organize, plan and perform exercises and activities that support a play therapy, yoga, meditation and mindfulness framework.

Members: $220 per day plus HST ($745.00)
Non-Members: $250 per day plus HST ($847.50)

For all information and registration go to: https://cacpt.com/workshops/
Contact Kip Sharpe at kip@cacpt.com for any other questions.


The Canadian Association for Play Therapy welcomes you to training in

Using Sand in Play Therapy 

Burlington, ON
 – March 20-22, 2020
Instructor: Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RCT

Learning Objectives:

  1. To utilize play therapy techniques and tools to enhance engagement and assessment of families.
  2. To utilize play therapy techniques and tools to enhance treatment of families and achievement of client goals.
  3. To utilize play therapy techniques to increase effectiveness in responding the challenges and/or resistance occurring during family sessions.
  4. To increase comfort in using play therapy in family therapy sessions.
  5. To know what tools, supplies, materials to have available to use play therapy in family sessions.
  6. To increase awareness of environmental factors which can impact family therapy and how to improve positive impact.

This is the first offering of this education in Ontario so do not miss it!

Members: $220 per day plus HST ($745.00)
Non-Members: $250 per day plus HST ($847.50)

For all information and registration go to: https://cacpt.com/workshops/
Contact Kip Sharpe at kip@cacpt.com for any other questions.