Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR)

Trainer Certification $175.00
Trainer Re-certification $50.00

This in-person program is intended for supervisors to become TLR trainers, and able to train the TLR program to employees at their organization. 

TLR training is only available to SARC Members.  

Not a SARC Member and interested in TLR? Please contact the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH).


TLR stands for  Transferring Lifting Repositioning and is designed to assist workers with identifying and managing/eliminating risks associated with assisting clients with mobility and moving general objects. TLR includes a thorough assessment process of self, environment/equipment, and client/object.  TLR is developed to assist organizations with meeting the minimum requirements of Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety Legislation related to safe client handling and musculoskeletal injuries. 

TLR’s core concept is: minimal amount of manual effort with the maximum use of equipment. 

The goals of the TLR program include: 

  • Improve how employees prepare for and accomplish their work 
  • Decrease the frequency of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries 
  • Reduce the severity of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries 
  • To meet the requirements of applicable Occupational Health and Safety Legislation 

How to Become a TLR Trainer

To become a TLR trainer, the trainer candidate must attend a three (3) day in-person TLR Train-the-Trainer session. Once the candidate has been certified as a TLR trainer, they can then return to the organization and teach the TLR program to the organization’s staff. 

TLR Train-the-Trainer Session Requirements 

When attending the session, the trainer candidate is required to: 

  • Wear comfortable clothing to the three (3) day training as the demonstration of physical maneuvers is required (please know that there is a chance that clothing may be torn or ripped during the training). 
  • Wear footwear that is closed-toe and is secure to the foot. 

Upon successfully completing this program, trainers will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Trainers must be re-certified in order to retain their trainer status every three (3) years. 

Trainer Candidate Recommendations 

It is recommended that the trainer candidate: 

  • Be in a supervisory position 
  • Shows an interest in promoting a safe workplace 
  • Will support the principles of the TLR© program 
  • Will have the physical ability to demonstrate the physical maneuvers 
  • Is comfortable presenting materials to others, including coworkers 
  • Displays good communication and motivational skills 
  • Has flexibility in their job duties to provide TLR© training sessions 
  • Has the ability to disseminate TLR© training material 

SARC is pleased to have two TLR trainers on staff to facilitate training TLR trainers at other organizations

Lisa Malowany, Program Manager and Trainer with SARC

Lisa Malowany has been involved in the Disability Service sector since 1989. She is a graduate of the Rehabilitation Worker Program (now called the Disability Support Worker Program) and received her two-year Diploma from SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic) in 1992. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Saskatoon Program in 2012-2013.

She has experience in a variety of roles within community based organizations from direct service to management and has also served on Boards of Directors. Lisa has had the privilege of working with a wide range of people experiencing disability and what she has learned from them has formed the basis of her career.  Although Lisa no longer works in direct service, that experience is at the heart of everything she does and helps to form every decision she makes in her work.

Lisa has worked for SARC since 2002 in various capacities. She has been a PART and TLR Instructor since 2014, and a Mental Health First Aid – Basic Instructor since 2018. Lisa is described as a passionate trainer who uses her past experience and knowledge to enhance her training sessions. She loves to share stories of her past experiences to bring training material to real-life and uses activities and humour to create a positive learning environment.

Lisa is married and has two sons. Her family are avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fans and love camping.

Lori Morphy, Trainer/Resource Developer – Service Delivery, SARC

Lori Morphy has more than 15 years of experience in the Disability Service sector in a variety of roles, including involvement in disability sports and adapted physical activity programs, work as a Direct Support Professional, assistant coordinator with Disability Support Services at the University of Alberta, and coordinator for mentorship and employment programs for youth experiencing disability.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Physical Education, both specializing in physical activity for people experiencing disability.  She has taught post-secondary courses in adapted physical activity, health education, human growth and development, and therapeutic activities through the University of Alberta and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Lori joined SARC in 2018 as a Trainer and Resource Developer.  In 2019 she received TLR and PART Instructor certification from the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. In 2020 she completed training as an NTG Affiliate Provincial Trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices – Canada (NTG-Canada).  She brings energy, enthusiasm, and an interactive approach to all programs that she facilitates, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others.  Lori has also contributed to the development of several of SARC’s training programs and resources.

Lori has a keen interest in person-centred practice.  Her master’s research focused on the experience of choice for adults experiencing disability. She continues to build her knowledge in person-centred work, and recently completed training in Person-centred Thinking, Personalization of Care and Support Plans, and Person-centred Risk through Helen Sanderson and Associates. She applies this knowledge as a facilitator for SARC’s Person-centred Essentials training.

Lori and her husband have two young children, and she enjoys spending her time being active in gymnastics and many outdoor activities.  She is an active community member, working as a gymnastics coach for athletes experiencing disability, rhythmic gymnastics coach, and volunteering for various community events.

COMPASS funding is available to SARC Regular and Associate Members, as well as Affiliate Members with CLSD funding.

COMPASS funding will cover the registration fees for an unlimited number of your organization’s employees to take TLR Train-the-Trainer, or TLR Recertification.

In order to receive this funding, organizations must:

  1. Register employee(s) at your organization for the course.
  2. Use your COMPASS code at check-out to access this training at no cost.
  3. Have the employee complete the immediate session evaluation which will be emailed to them.
  4. Have the employee complete the follow-up session evaluation which will be emailed to them.

As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within three (3) to four (4) months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

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