Training Information
There are three accredited training programs in Canada.

Orthoptic training in Canada is a minimum of 24 months. The Halifax training center at Dalhousie University offers a third thesis year in order to complete a Masters degree.


Teaching Programs






Clinical Vision Science
Dalhousie University

Chief of Orthoptics

IWK Health Centre
5850 University Ave.
PO BOX 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


Program Director: Darren Oystreck M.MSc., OC(C), COMT





BC Children's Hospital
Orthoptic Clinic

4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3V4

Program Director: Christy Giligson






Orthoptic Clinic
Eye Care Center
Saskatoon City Hospital

701 Queen St.
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 0M7

Jocelyn Zurevinsky OC(C) BA
Program Director, Saskatoon Health Region Orthoptic Program
Clinical Instructor, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Eye Care Center, 4th Floor Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen St, Saskatoon S7K 0M7
Phone: 306-655-8094 or 306-655-8058


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