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New Policy – MOC – Accreditation – Effective August 21, 2018 (Click Here)

The OOM Council approved the approved the Policy on the Accreditation of Continuing Education Activities and Guidelines for Registrants and Providers  who are applying for the accreditation of an educational activity . Both the policy and the application procedure are consistent  With the current NACOR policy and procedure for accreditation of educational events as well as the policies and procedures of other provinces which are currently accrediting educational activities.


To date the OOM has relied primarily on NACOR to determine whether an educational event should be accredited and the number and type of credits that should be assigned to it and applicants may continue to submit their applications to  NACOR  if they wish to do so and if they wish their activity to be accredited so opticians in other provinces may receive credits for completing it .  The adoption of the new policy by the OOM will however allow applicants to apply directly to the OOM if they wish to do so and will enable the OOM to accredit educational activities for Manitoba without having to first submit the for accreditation by NACOR.


Guidelines for Registrants and Providers Who Are Applying For The Accreditation of An Educational Activity – August 2018 (Click Here)



You may have already seen the TV Commercial which has recently been released by the Manitoba Alliance of Regulated Health Professions which includes opticians. There is also a website www.mahrc.net

which provides clear navigation with easy-to-understand content, written for all Manitobans. The site features a list of alhealth regulators in the province as well as other useful information, such as the Regulated Health Professions Act .
If you have not as yet seen the TV Commercial , you can view it at http://vimeo.com/116557509. The commercial was produced to appeal to adult Manitobans and will run on stations throughout the province including spots during a Winnipeg Jets game, the Grammys and other key events like evening news programs.
A print ad also appears in the Jan/Feb issue of Wave Magazine, produced by the Winnipeg Free Press in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority the U of M Faculty of Medicine. The magazine is distributed to 35,000 homes in Winnipeg and 5,000 copies are distributed to clinics, hospitals and other health-care offices.


PEARL Award 2014 : Given to The Opticians of Manitoba

Pearl Award 2014

Heather Power, President of the Opticians of Manitoba (center) with Mavis Lewis Webber, Chair of MPLAN (left) and Carol Ellerbeck, Registrar of the Opticians of Manitoba (right).

The MPLAN PEARL Award is given for the Pursuit of Excellence in the Assessment
and Recognition of prior Learning




A Return to Routine Practices …

Below are the links to the WRHA Return to Routine Practices and Additional Precautions which outlines the changes effective May 10, 2023; including recommendations for ...

2023 LICENSE Forms

Checklist of Items you must submit with your 2023 License Application Form. Checklist of Items (PDF) 2023 License Application / Registration Form (PDF)


Please note that the OOM office within the CNIB bldg. is currently closed, we are working remotely.  All documentation from our members must be mailed ...

Further update from OOM re: COVID -19

Please read.

Important Information for OOM Members related to the Corona Virus [COVID-19]

Please read.

New Application for Licensing Form

Application for License Form (2020) Checklist of Items You Must Submit for Your 2020 License Application

Jurisprudence Module

Click here to view the Jurisprudence Module on Self Regulation.

PHIA (Personal Health Information Act)

Training Program - Direct Version For Individuals Effective 2015 all registrants are required to have completed the PHIA training module to be eligible for a license ...

Important Changes Have Been Approved By the OOM Council to the Following Policies and Practice Directions


Important Changes to the Following Policies and Procedures

Student Registration – supervisors for students are now required to have been actively practising for 3 years, be in good standing and have been ...


A Return to Routine Practices COVID-19

Event Date: January 11, 2023
Below are the links to the WRHA Return to Routine Practices and Additional Precautions which outlines the changes effective May 10, 2023; including recommendations for ...


Event Date: January 16, 2023
EQual Program Surveyor Recruitment - Accreditation Accreditation Canada and more specifically the EQual Program are currently recruiting for opticians to serve as accreditation surveyors. For information on ...


Event Date: December 20, 2022
REGISTRATION RENEWAL Again, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding with the delay in processing the 2023 license renewals. The 2023 identification ...

E-BLAST December 8, 2022

Event Date: December 08, 2022
Subject: Continuing education credits and 5 draws for a $100 Visa gift card OOM is currently working with optician regulatory bodies from ...


Event Date: November 24, 2022
Please welcome our new Executive Director and Registrar for the Opticians of Manitoba - Corey Sigurdson.

E-Blast September 16, 2022

Event Date: September 26, 2022
Please review OOM E-BLAST dated September 16, 2022  

E-BLAST Sept. 16, 2022

Event Date: June 16, 20
Please review the OOM E-BLAST for September 16, 2022  

OAC CONNECT Manitoba Schedule

Event Date: September 25, 2022
Earn up to 6 credits | Sunday, September 25, 2022 | Grant Park, Unit 27 - 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg, MB View Here....

E-BLAST APRIL 20th, 2022

Event Date: April 20, 2022
Please review the OOM E_BLAST for APRIL 20, 2022


Event Date: April 13, 2022
The Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) is presenting OAC Connect - August Webcast which will be held online and live on Monday, August 15th, 2022 ...

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