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TCOS Upcoming Events

COS 2022

June 9 - 12, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Additional information is available on the COS website:

To attend TCOS & CAPOS Social Dinner event on June 11, 2022: click here

The conference will run June 9-12th 2022, with the COS Workshop held Thursday June 9th from 1:00-5:00 ADT, and the Scientific Session Friday June 10th from 8:00-5:15 ADT.

Please be advised that as the COVID-19 pandemic changes, COS will closely follow the local health and safety protocols and will provide updates on their website. Currently, there is a requirement that all participates show proof of being fully vaccinated in order to enter the Convention Centre and that they wear a mask in all common areas except when eating and drinking.

🌟 TCOS is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2022 TCOS Scientific Session in Halifax, NS on June 10th 2022.
Please download, fill out and return the linked form to by December 15 2021.


TCOS recorded and formatted some of its annual TCOS conference workshops and scientific sessions into informative webinars with an accompanying quiz. The quiz has been COC recognized and has been awarded CE credit. Now TCOS members can benefit even more from new research and ideas AND obtain CE credits - online. TCOS members can find the 2019 and 2020 webinars in the Members Only section of TCOS website. The webinars are easily viewed and are not live events. Watch at your leisure!

TCOS Annual Registration

2022 Registration

2022 TCOS annual registration dues payment available online!

To download and complete your TCOS Registration form click here. Email your completed form to TCOS Co-Secretary Treasurer May Chidiac at

Pay online using PayPal by clicking here.

Register with your professional Society. Access membership pricing for Orthoptic Journals. Purchase professional Error and Omission insurance at a great TCOS rate. Keep your Society vibrant - register, participate, volunteer.

You must be a registered, paid member of TCOS in order to access online webinars and quizzes for CE credit. All online webinars and CE credit quizzes are accessible to TCOS members for FREE.

AOC certified Orthoptists have reciprocity with Canada and can also register and pay for an annual TCOS membership.

TCOS Initiatives and Contributions

International Challenge

$2020 for 2020!

100% of funds collected will go to developing the orthoptic profession in countries where it does not yet exist. TCOS has exceeded its fundraising goal for the IOA's "Small Change for Big Change". As of June 26th, 2020 the amount donated is $2832.49. The IOA fundraising campaign has been extended to 2022 and any individuals or members still wishing to donate can do so by following the instructions below.

*Send E-transfer to: - no password required

*Donate via PayPal by selecting the button below

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TCOS is a proud supporter of the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation.

TCOS supports the Foundation for Orthoptic Research and Education in the Americas (FOREA)

FOREA depends on donations to fund generous scholarships and we hope that you would consider making a donation so that FOREA may continue with this endeavour and support our students. Please consider making a donation to FOREA Any donation amount is helpful and truly benefits our Canadian orthoptic community. FOREA will continue to work on a process to allow tax receipts to be provided for Canadian donations.

TCOS Congratulations

Congratulations to the new 2021 Orthoptic graduates. We are excited and pleased to welcome our new colleagues :

Lauren BlandEmily WhiteMairin Hogan

(L-R) Lauren Bland, Emily White, Mairin Hogan.

Congratulations to Kathleen Prior for being the recipient of the 2021 scholarship award! Kathleen is currently a student at the Clinical Vision Sciences program in Halifax. The scholarship committee awarded her the highest mark for her paper titled "The relationship between prolonged near work and acute acquired comitant esotropia: An ongoing discussion."

Emily White

Congratulations to Emily White (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2021 Academic Award, in recognition of superior scholastic achievement. This is awarded to the graduate with the overall highest score on the combined COC certification written, oral and practical examinations.

Alexandra Sherven

Congratulations Alexandra Sherven!

The winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award, selected from the 2021 TCOS Scientific Session presentations. Her presentation was entitled "Inter-observer reliability of the single prism vergence test". This award, generously sponsored by Ortopad, is awarded to the best overall research presentation by an orthoptist, with emphasis placed on content, delivery, and originality.Thanks to the support of Mr. Harmutt Otto (owner of Ortopad & co-owner of Optego Vision), this certificate is accompanied by a monetary award of $200.00.

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TCOS Supports the CMA's Efforts to Demand A Plan for Seniors Health Care

TCOS is proud to support the Canadian Medical Association and its Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy. Please take a moment to visit their website and be sure to add your voice to their campaign if you too support this initiative.


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