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    • Saturday, April 20, 2024
    • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • 4 sessions
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    Join the CAOA for our Spring CE event on

    April 20, 2024 and April 21, 2024 

    This year, our event will showcase instruction from four reputable educators in our industry delivered in four distinct sessions. You may choose which sessions you want to attend. Each session will include three hours of instruction and discussion, and you will receive three continuing education credits for each. You must complete a short written assignment to receive credits if you watch a recording and do not attend live instruction. 

    Super Early Bird Member Pricing Until January 12, 2024, @ 11:59 PM

    Four Sessions = $200

    Three Sessions = $180

    Two Sessions - $140

    One Session = $75


    Early Bird Member Pricing January 13, 2024 - March 19, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

    Four Sessions = $275

    Three Sessions = $200

    Two Sessions - $155

    One Session = $90


    Early Bird Public Pricing Until March 19, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

    Four Sessions = $275 (includes one-year professional membership pending qualification)

    Three Sessions = $200

    Two Sessions - $155

    One Session = $90


    Regular Member and Public Pricing after March 20, 2024 to April 19, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

    Four Sessions = $375

    Three Sessions = $300

    Two Sessions - $200

    One Session = $125


    You must pay the registration fee in full to secure special event pricing by the time the event pricing expires. 


    EACH SESSION IS THREE HOURS = THREE CE CREDITS


    April 20, 2024 - Jean-Claude Villeneuve

    Start times:

    • 9:00 AM Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 10:00 AM Edmonton, Albert
    • 11:00 AM Regina, Saskachewan
    • 12:00 PM Toronto, Ontario
    • 1:00 PM Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Jean-Claude Villeneuve is the founder of Boris Canada; he is an engineer and had a mission that embraced product creation that would improve people's health. He had a vision to create his own company. Utilizing his experience in electrical engineering and robotics, Jean-Claude spent several years working and traveling in Asia and the United States. After returning in 2014 to his native Chibougamau-Chapais region, located in Eeyou Istchee Bay James in northern Quebec, Canada, he set up his distillation business, emphasizing sustainability.

    BoreA Canada uses traditional and innovative techniques to produce essential oils, hydrosols, and other high-quality extracts that minimize environmental harm.

    BoreA Canada's circular process reduces greenhouse gases by 60% compared to a conventional approach. Their production facilities are state-of-the-art and enable high-capacity scalable production. Every aspect of their operation is overseen, from harvesting trees to the end product, to ensure the highest quality and sustainability standards.

    BoreA Canada now produces high-quality essential oils, hydrosols, and other extracts from more than 15 species from the boreal forest. Jean-Claude feels it is essential to use both traditional and innovative extraction processes based on eco-responsibility. His engineering training came in handy when he designed his distillation tanks, which were unique for their high capacity and performance.

    "We do not hesitate to work in temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius to collect plants from the forest, far from human habitation and coming mainly from vast territories on public lands with long-term government guarantees. Government-managed crops must follow a specific framework for ensuring renewable resources. ” Jean-Claude Villeneuve

    "Every 1.42 seconds, someone, somewhere, uses two drops of Black Spruce essential oil to soothe their muscle pain or boost their energy." Jean-Claude Villeneuve


    April 20, 2024 - Eric Scott Bresselsmith

    Start times:

    • 1:00 PM Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2:00 PM Edmonton, Albert
    • 3:00 PM Regina, Saskatchewan
    • 4:00 PM Toronto, Ontario
    • 5:00 PM Halifax, Nova Scotia

    From Eric Scott Bresselsmith 

    The Art of Living is to make Life Your Art". A thought came to mind while hitchhiking to work on the north shore of Kauai in the mid-80s. This notion made me understand that my wellness & health were of the truest value to myself and this world. I landed on an organic farm/meditation retreat center in the late 80's. It was at this juncture I began self-studying herbalism & nutrition. Becoming a Father at 27, I took it upon myself to care for my family's health needs. After leaving the farm in the early 2000s, I started learning about essential oils. This laid the foundation for my artisan essential oil distiller work beginning in 2008. Thanks to my Grandfather "Lefty" for bequeathing me a small inheritance that allowed me to invest in a small (55 gallons!) essential oil still. I knew nothing of the process, chemistry, or alchemy at the time. Well into my second decade as a distiller, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the way this simple process teaches and leads the way to learning directly from the Trees and plants. 


    April 21, 2024 - Benoit Roger

    Start times:

    • 9:00 AM Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 10:00 AM Edmonton, Albert
    • 11:00 AM Regina, Saskatchewan
    • 12:00 PM Toronto, Ontario
    • 1:00 PM Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Passionately immersed in plants, Benoit boasts over 15 years of experience in researching, analyzing, and transforming essential oils and plant extracts. His journey began with a PhD in natural products chemistry in France, strategically positioned near the Grasse industry. Following this, his post-doctoral stint in Canada led him to Laboratoire PhytoChemia. Benoit eventually co-founded AlChemia Solutions alongside PhytoChemia, focusing on developing compact extraction and distillation equipment. He also offers consulting services, courses, and workshops within this collaborative endeavor.


    April 21, 2024 - Mark Webb

    Start times:

    • 1:00 PM Vancouver, British Columbia
    • 2:00 PM Edmonton, Albert
    • 3:00 PM Regina, Saskatchewan
    • 4:00 PM Toronto, Ontario
    • 5:00 PM Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Mark Webb is the author of Bush Sense – Australian Essential Oils & Aromatic Compounds. He is highly passionate about the aromatic plants of his home country – Australia – and their use within the Aromatic Therapies space.

    Mark has worked in the biotech industry conducting research and development using aromatics to formulate dose forms and applications for clinical trials for some fairly serious conditions & diseases, including Avian Influenza and Dengue Fever.

    Mark wrote and teaches the Aromatic Medicine Diploma Program to equip clinical aromatherapists with a full range of essential oil dose forms and application methods based upon an escalating structure from low dose up to higher concentration topical and internal dose forms. Addressing the chemistry and pharmacology of essential oils in terms of their holistic and cosmetic as well as advanced clinical applications, Mark provides participants with the tools to expand and deepen their professional practice — to make it scientifically more precise, clinically broader, and more integrated.

    Mark is a formulator and, cosmetic chemist, and extraction expert who consults internationally across a wide variety of industries, including aromatics (terpenes, EOs, CO2s), the newly emerging Hemp and Cannabis industries (Endocannabinoids), cosmetics & personal care, food & beverage, nutraceuticals & pharmaceuticals.



We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Journal Club meeting, where we will discuss the latest research and developments in our field. Your presence and insights will greatly enrich our discussion.


Members gather monthly for casual discussions over coffee, tea, or their beverage of choice. While each month features a guiding topic, the meetings offer a relaxed atmosphere for aromatherapists to openly discuss any concerns related to their businesses.

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