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Professional Education

Bloorview Kids Rehab is a learning organization that values and supports the ongoing learning and development of our staff, clients, families, students and community partners.

Our education services team provides continuing education opportunities for staff and develops and implements education and training opportunities for clients, families, students and professionals, and community partners.

Courses, workshops and conferences are available for staff, clients, families and community partners.  For more information on Bloorview’s education services and upcoming education events, contact Bloorview’s Event Planner.


  • Technology-equipped meeting rooms and conference centre;
  • Facilitation services for group meetings and retreats;
  • Conference and workshop planning and management;
  • Videoconferencing;
  • Multimedia services; including:
    • technical advice and resources,
    • production of slide and onscreen PowerPoint presentations,
    • poster and display production, and
    • consultation services.


For more information on the below education events, contact Bloorview’s Event Planner.

Conferences, Courses and Seminars Brochure 2008/2009 (PDF: 1 MB)

Nursing Education

Pediatric Rehabilitation Course for Nurses

This course is designed for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work with children and adolescents who have disabilities and /or chronic illnesses.  Nurses who work in acute care, rehabilitation, schools, home and community settings will be presented with up-to-date information on rehabilitation nursing care of children and adolescents. Your knowledge of current rehabilitation nursing interventions for children with various disabilities will be enhanced.

This course is offered in the Spring and Fall – for specific dates, contact:

Kim Krog, Nursing Education Coordinator
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6306
Toll Free: 1-800-363-2440, extension 6306
E-mail: kkrog at bloorview dot ca

Clinical Training for rehab professionals, unregulated health-care providers & students:

Care of the Pediatric Client who has a Tracheotomy or who is Ventilated:

  • Clinical educators and respiratory therapists offer half- or full-day workshops designed for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses or Attendants. These workshops include anatomy and physiology, respiratory assessment, topic theory and hands-on practice of tracheotomy and ventilator procedures.  Contact Bloorview’s Nursing Education Coordinator.

Care of the Pediatric Client with a Feeding Tube (N/G, G, J or G/J):

  • Clinical educators offer a half-day workshop for a variety of caregivers including registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and unregulated health-care providers. These workshops include anatomy and physiology, gastrointestinal assessment and hands-on practice.

Acquired Brain Injury Workshop (Basic & Advanced)

  • Clinical educators offer a 3 hour workshop designed to help clinicians work with children and adolescents who have an aquired brain injury.  This workshop covers basic anatomy of the brain, tramatic & non-tramatic injuries and Rancho Levels used in recovery. This workshop is appropriate for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers.  For more information please contact the Nursing Education Coordinator.
  • An additional 3 hour advanced workshop is offered for those who have completed the Basic Workshop.  This course goes into more detail related to deficits caused by injury and nursing rehabilitation strategies.

Clinical Training Contact:
Kim Krog, Nursing Education & Informatics Coordinator
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6306
E-mail: kkrog at bloorview dot ca

Assisting Hand Assessment Certification Course
Presented by Assisting Hand Assessment
Date: TBD
Hosted by the Occupational Therapy Development Committee at Bloorview Kids Rehab

Developmental Pediatrics Subspecialty Residency Program


Education Contact:
Donna Sobers, Learning Event Planner
Bloorview Kids Rehab
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, ON M4G 1R8
Tel: 416-424-3851
Fax: 416-425-6591
E-mail: learningevents at bloorview dot ca* (see Note below)

*Note: Copy the above e-mail address into the To field of your e-mail message and reconstruct the e-mail address by removing the spaces and replacing the “at” and “dot” with the proper symbols (@ and .) respectively.

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