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Upcoming Opening Minds

Through Art (OMA)

Facilitator Training


Registration now open for April and May 2019


Spots are limited. Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment!


During the OMA Facilitator training course, you or your staff will learn how to facilitate this evidence-based art program in your own care setting.

You will learn how to train volunteers so they can effectively connect with people who are living with dementia.

We are excited to announce three scholarship opportunities for people from

the Edmonton zone or Northern zone

Learn more about scholarship opportunities here

Cost:  $750 per person

CEUs: Available from NCCAP, NCCDP

Registration:  Click here to register.  

Both the online course and the in-person practicum must be completed to receive OMA Facilitator certification.



Online training: April 15-May 10, 2019

In-person Practicum: May 30-31, 2019 in Calgary, AB

Contact: Ali Cada at (403-701-4036) or Cindy Bond at (403.290-0110)

Practicum Location: Age Care Seton (4963 Front Street S.E Calgary AB)








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Upcoming Events

  • March 27 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

    This is an introductory session that will cover a number of important topics related to dementia

  • Thursday, April 18 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Dementia D.O.M.E.

    Hands-on workshop with practical strategies based on caregiver experience.

  • On Going All day sessions

    Gentle Persuasive Approach

    A new approach to the well-being of caregivers and people with dementia

  • Ongoing Afternoon or evening sessions available

    Caregiver Strategies for Dementia

    A practical skill-building workshop providing an essential foundation for family members, friends and caregivers

  • Ongoing

    Considering Care Options

    In this workshop, you'll learn how to access housing options and explore the decision making process

  • May 30 & 31st All day sessions

    OMA Facilitator Training

    Stay tuned for more information and details about the training session taking place in May 2019

  • First Link Referral Program

    Physicians & health care professionals - find your referral info here

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