Business Name:                      Aprende Canada
Business Type:                        Sole proprietorship
Established date:                   March 4th, 2013
Location:                               Toronto, Canada
E-mail address:            


To provide continuing education opportunities to sonographers and sonologists for them to gain relevant and required skills to maintain and improve their proficiency level which, in turn, benefits all patients, by always cultivating professional patient care.


Ultrasound training

Ultrasound specialties

  • General: abdominal and superficial structures
  • Vascular: abdominal and peripheral
  • Transplant Doppler: liver, kidney, and pancreas
  • Musculoskeletal

Training modalities

  • On-site
  • Online
  • Conference lectures
  • Customized based on client’s needs



  • Ultrasound
  • Education


  • Curriculum design
  • Curriculum development
  • Protocol design


Instructional ultrasound videos


  • Liver
  • Biliary system
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Bowel
  • Kidneys
  • Aorta, Inferior Vena Cava and Common Iliac vessels

Abdominal vascular

  • Liver Doppler
  • Renal Doppler

Peripheral Vascular

  • Upper extremity arteries
  • Upper extremity veins
  • Lower extremity arteries
  • Lower extremity veins
  • Extracranial carotid arteries


  • Thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands


  • Shoulder


After working for 15+ years as a sonographer and sonography instructor in large and small healthcare facilities and 10+ years as an ultrasound professor, both in Toronto, Canada, I realized that there was a need for continuing education for sonographers in areas such as vascular and musculoskeletal ultrasound. I decided then to create Aprende Canada to satisfy that need.

Aprende Canada encompasses both of my passions, ultrasound and education. Therefore, I devote all my sonography and education experience in my training and training products.

CEO/Founder—Leonardo Faundez  

I am a registered Canadian diagnostic medical generalist and vascular sonographer with 18+ years of experience in large and small healthcare facilities. My studies include a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, a Bachelor of Adult Education degree, a Nuclear Medicine diploma, an Ultrasound diploma, a certificate on Supplemental Instruction, and a Master degree in Adult Education.

In my 11+ years of experience in adult education, I taught and trained sonography students, radiology residents, radiology fellows, and other health care professionals in a variety of learning environments. In addition, I gained considerable experience in curriculum design and curriculum development, as well as in the creation of simulation training activities and innovative instructional tools, such as the creation of a scrotal ultrasound phantom.

I have presented at Canadian and American conferences presenting different topics in the sonography field. Furthermore, my article on how to create a scrotal phantom (mentioned above) was published in the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography (CJMS) in 2011. At least one American and two Canadian schools have already implemented this idea as part of their curricula.

Company Accomplishments

October 2017

Aprende Canada starts a partnership with the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) to build a repertoire of Ultrasound Continuing Education courses on general, vascular and musculoskeletal scanning for distribution Canada wide.

 March 2017

Aprende Canada releases 16 videos (English version) currently offered online.

 July 2016

Aprende Canada starts educational collaboration with the Institute of Osteopathic Science to teach their students on cross-sectional anatomy using ultrasound.

August 2015

Aprende Canada is appointed the development of an ultrasound program (curriculum development) by Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada.


"I gained practical knowledge that I will apply from the hands on sessions. Very knowledgeable instructor who assisted in overcoming technical challenges. I would highly recommend these sessions to improve your daily scanning abilities". Ray Kraeft, RDMS, RDCS. (Carotids course).

"I so enjoyed the hands on session for the carotid scanning. I felt that the instructor was an excellent teacher. I felt the material was presented in an excellent concise fashion. I would take another course in this format again. The level of knowledge gained was well worth the cost! Thank you". Lorraine Crompton. (Carotids course).

"Great shoulder ultrasound course! For an absolute beginner, fantastic essentials to start off with. I would really recommend it!"  Bart V. (Shoulder course).

"Great workshop. I would highly recommend it. Understanding more about collaterals, stenosis & occlusions. Very valuable information. Patient and knowledgeable instructor." (Lower extremity arterial course, on-site at small healthcare facility).


Aprende Canada Vascular and Musculoskeletal videos

Aprende Canada Abdominal Ultrasound videos

Aprende Canada Neck Ultrasound video

Aprende Canada Youtube Channel

Aprende Canada Facebook page

Aprende Canada

                               Offering sonography Continuing education