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Organizational Health and Wellness Summit: Let’s Talk Solutions, in Kelowna on June 8 & 9th, 2017

Hosted by the Diversified Rehabilitation Group Inc. Conference speakers and interactive sessions will focus on how employers can introduce, evaluate, improve and sustain integrated health, safety and wellness initiatives. The 2017 OHW Summit will be highly interactive, providing opportunities for participants to find solutions to their biggest OHS challenges and to learn from other employers’ …

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Rehab Matters Magazine – Spring 2017

The latest issue of Rehab Matters Magazine has been released! Click here for the interactive, in-browser magazine. Click here to view/download the PDF version.

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Bringing Ethics to Life in the Workplace – RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 16

NOTE: This course was scheduled for February 9, but has been rescheduled to February 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience if you had hoped to attend February 9. Please contact Kate Lidstone if you are interesting in joining us on February 16. Join Agilec on February 9 from 9:30 …

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Bancroft Institute Conference – Measuring Successful Return to Work – February 9-10, 2017

The next Bancroft Institute event will be a two day conference taking place on the evening of February 9th and day of Februay 10th in Toronto. The event will be looking at the way Return to Work is measured in various jurisdictions, as well as how it could be. The event will take place February 9th …

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Upcoming CIRPD Webinars – February 2, 9 and 15 2017

Upcoming Webinars Get information on receiving certificates of attendance.   Interventions to Enhance Work Participation of Workers with a Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review Marloes Vooijs, MSc – Doctoral Candidate, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center Ms. Vooijs discusses a recent systematic review of ways to increase the participation workers who have a …

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VOICE Newsletter – Winter 2017

The latest issue of VOICE has just been released! Click here to view the interative version. Click here to view/download the PDF.

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Safe, Healthy, and Productive Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice Conference

Title: Safe, Healthy, and Productive Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice Conference Dates: June 1-3, 2017 Main Event: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Satellite Sites: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC UBC – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC Abstract deadline: February 28, 2017 Website: E-Mail: Cost: Early-Bird registration rate $485   …

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Kennedy House – Practical Strategies to Support Young People Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 The Estate Banquet & Event Centre 430 Nugget Avenue Toronto, ON, Canada Closest Major Intersection: Markham Road & Sheppard Avenue East Deadline for registration is October 24, 2016. This workshop will assess and respond to the learning needs of participants, exploring specific ways to integrate FASDspecific support strategies. Moving beyond an …

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Special Announcement from VRA President Lesley McIntyre

  It is my pleasure to announce that VRA Canada has successfully negotiated with Seneca’s, Corporate Training Division a three (3) day “Advanced Fundamentals for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Practicing in Canada” Certificate Program.  This program has been developed exclusively for VRA Canada Members, in support of our Members, in good standing, for maintaining their designation …

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Lancaster House Fall/Winter 2016 Audio Conferences

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Register and pay for any audio conference in our Fall/Winter 2016 Series by Friday, September 16, 2016 to save 20% off the regular price.   The Top 10 Wrongful Dismissal Cases: Recent ground-breaking decisions Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Register | More   Damages and Dignity: Trendsetting …

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Lancaster House’s Skills Training Series for 2016

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada, yet many people living with mental illness want to continue working and are able to do so with appropriate support and accommodation. This in-depth training session will teach participants to recognize the signs of mental health problems, respond appropriately to mental health emergencies, and create …

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Lancaster House 2016 Health and Safety / Workplace Safety and Insurance Conferences

October 19 and 20, 2016 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Health and Safety Conference Wednesday, October 19 • Workplace Violence: Applying standard assessment tools • Combating Workplace Violence and Harassment: New OHSA requirements, investigations, and work refusals • Progress or Promises Unfulfilled? An up-to-date report on the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety • A …

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Seneca College is offering Leadership Training!

Leadership Development Seminar Series – Half day and Full day workshops Half Day Workshops $269.00 Seneca College Employment Office 1490 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Unit D5, Vaughan, ON L6A 4H6 Tel: (905) 417-1781 Eagles Landing Plaza   1 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT COMPLIANCE – BILL 132 Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM – 4:30 …

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Notice of AGM

Notice of VRA Canada Annual General Meeting Saturday September 24, 2016 Toronto, Ontario (located to be determined)   In accordance with Section 4.1 of the Bylaws of VRA Canada, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will take place at 12:00 pm EST on Saturday, September 24th, 2016   Members will have the …

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Special Communique from the Board to all Members

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VRA Canada Call for Nominations 2016

Submit your nomination today! At this point we have a full and active Board of Directors. We could always use members on the following working committees: Membership Community Relations Government Relations Education Research and Development Information Management Keep in mind that Board and committee involvement provides an exciting and unique chance to acquire continuing education …

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