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TCOS Upcoming Events

COS 2024

May 30 - June 02, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario.

Additional information is available on the COS website:

Continuing Education Opportunity for TCOS Members

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 to 2023 webinars in the Members Only section of TCOS website. The webinars are easily viewed and are not live events. Watch at your leisure!

AACO Online Webinar Access for Canadian Orthoptists:
As of the June 2023 COS, AACO has extended access to their online webinars for core COC/AOC credits.Canadian Orthoptists are now able to virtually attend all AACO didactic webinars for the nominal fee of $20 USD. The webinars typically offer 1.5 hours core COC/AOC CE credits.

Sign up and login instructions:

Please visit the AACO Webinars website.

  • Select "More Information" on any webinar of interest then the "Register Here" button and it will prompt you to login in or sign up as a new user below. Follow the email instructions to login, once you pay the fee and sign up, you will have immediate access to the webinar.
  • There are instructions on how to watch the recording and collect a CE certificate for each webinar. AACO has an email address dedicated to troubleshooting technical issues and is quick to respond if anyone runs into any trouble.
  • There is an online learning center that houses all of the webinars
  • TCOS Annual Registration


    2023 TCOS annual membership registration available!

    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 2022 Orthoptic graduates. We are excited and pleased to welcome our new colleagues :

    Kathleen Prior, Mariah Hogan, Edna Ikechi Kalu and the two new international graduates: Sean ten Kate and Geraldine Stephenson.

    Sarah Munir

    Congratulations to Sarah Munir for being the recipient of the 2022 scholarship award! Sarah is currently a student at the Clinical Vision Sciences program in Halifax. The scholarship committee awarded her the highest mark for her paper titled "What Happens to Childhood Onset Intermittent Exotropia in Adulthood"

    Congratulations to Kathleen Prior (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2022 TCOS Academic Achievement 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.

    L Colpa

    Congratulations Linda Colpa!

    The winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award, selected from the 2022 TCOS Scientific Session presentations. 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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