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Profession-Specific Self-Directed Learning

  • Canadian Nurses Association
    CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.
  • Ontario Nurses Association
    The Ontario Nurses' Association provides skilled staff to assist members in matters of contract interpretations, contract enforcement and patient care concerns. Local ONA executives represent members at every ONA work site and provide support and information on workplace issues. Finally, all members are kept informed about ONA's activities via the newsletter Front Lines and through this website.
  • Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario
    The Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario is the professional voice for Nurse Practitioners in Ontario. Our mission is to achieve full integration of Nurse Practitioners to ensure accessible high quality health care for all.
  • NPCanada.ca
    NPCanada.ca is a website designed to provide a forum for discussion of issues related to Advanced Practice Nursing in Canada. Although there are many NP sites on the internet, most are American or from the UK. These resources are excellent, but practicing as an NP in Canada is very different. Legal, education and practice issues in the UK or US are unlike those encountered here in Canada. With the ability to share ideas and information on these issues, it is hoped that the profession of Advanced Practice Nursing will be promoted in Canada.
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
    The College of Nurses of Ontario is the governing body for registered nurses (RNs), registered practical nurses (RPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada.
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
    The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists achieve excellence in their professional practice. In addition CAOT provides national leadership to actively develop and promote the client-centred profession of occupational therapy in Canada and internationally.
  • Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
    The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT) is the voluntary provincial professional association of Ontario's occupational therapists. With focus in the areas of member services, policy and practice, professional promotion, education and regional affairs, OSOT serves and represents the interests of members and promotes the profession of occupational therapy in the province of Ontario.
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
    The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is the organization established by the provincial government to oversee the practice of occupational therapists in Ontario. The College is responsible for protecting the public interest by setting standards for practice and having programs in place to see that occupational therapists practice safely and effectively.
  • UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Self-Study Module
    The modules are not intended for remediation nor are they intended to capture an entire undergraduate course. Rather, the purpose is to assist those pharmacists, whether educated in Canada or overseas, who already possess the required academic qualifications and who wish to review and refresh aspects of their undergraduate knowledge. As with any overview, each module discusses some (but not all) of the key elements of the topic based on a Canadian undergraduate pharmacy curriculum, and may suggest suitable resources for those seeking additional review of the topic.
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association
    The Canadian Pharmacists Association advocates for pharmacists and supports its members to advance the profession and enhance patient outcomes.
  • Ontario Pharmacists Association
    The Ontario Pharmacist’s Association works to inspire excellence in the profession and practice of pharmacy, and to promote wellness in patients. We speak for all pharmacists, regardless of the environment in which they practice, and advocate for the quality care and well-being of their patients.
  • Ontario College of Pharmacists
    The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is the registering and regulating body for pharmacy practice in Ontario. All persons within Ontario who wish to dispense prescriptions and sell products defined as drugs to the public must first have met the professional qualifications set by the College, and be registered as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. Likewise, all pharmacies must meet certain standards for operations and be accredited by the College. In addition to setting initial standards, the College ensures ongoing adherence to the professional and operational standards.
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    Representing more than 26,700 members across the country, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.
  • CFPC Home Study
    A list of Review Programs, Other Programs and Books and Journals
  • CFPC Pearls
    Pearls is available free of charge to CFPC members, family medicine residents, and practice-eligible exam candidates.
  • CFPC Linking Learning to Practice
    Linking Learning to Practice is a self-administered, semi-structured exercise. It challenges you to look at day-to-day activities as learning opportunities.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    The Royal College sets the highest standards for specialty medical education in Canada. At the same time, we support lifelong learning for specialist physicians and promote sound health policy. In carrying out our broad mandate, the following are among our core tasks.
  • RCPSC – Personal Learning Projects
    Learning activities that are planned to address an identified need (question, problem or issue) and where the outcomes are evaluated by the individual physician either independently or in collaboration with a mentor, supervisor or peer group. Examples of activities in this section include personal learning projects, traineeships, and formal studies.
  • RCPSC CLIP
    The Centre for Learning in Practice (CLIP) is a unit within the Office of Professional Affairs (OPA) that is dedicated to studying, promoting and participating in scholarly discussion about the theory, strategies and interventions that enhance physician learning both as individuals or members of a health care team.
  • AAFP Self-Study CME
    A list of Self-Study CME resources
  • AAFP METRIC
    Think of METRIC as improving patient outcomes and enhancing your practice. Assess– Implement a change– Re-assess. Simple yet insightful.
  • MDcme
    MDcme.ca is a consortium of all seventeen Canadian medical schools. Our access to a diverse and highly skilled group of content experts is unparalleled. Count on MDcme.ca for the highest quality accredited CME available to Canadian physicians.
  • BestBETs
    BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, using a systematic approach to reviewing the literature. BETs take into account the shortcomings of much current evidence, allowing physicians to make the best of what there is.
  • Familydoctor.org
    A great site for patient handouts and well written, easy to understand information. A search box allows patients to search for their conditions or treatments. Offers good links and printer-friendly versions.
  • Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC)
    FMRAC is the national organization and the privileged voice, both nationally and internationally, of the provincial and territorial medical regulatory authorities. It will consider, develop and share positions and policies on matters of common concern and interest. It will also develop and maintain services and benefits for its Members.
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
    The mission of the CPA is to advance the profession of physiotherapy in order to improve the health of Canadians.
  • Ontario Physiotherapy Association
    OPA is committed to leadership in physiotherapy through the provision of advocacy, professional development and career support services for its members in order to provide quality physiotherapy to the citizens of Ontario.
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
    To protect and serve the public interest by promoting collaboration and accountability for self regulation and enabling a culture of continuous improvement to ensure that physiotherapists provide competent and ethical services.