The Benefits of Membership

VRA Canada members experience numerous benefits, including:

  • Nationally recognized Professional Designations
    • Registered Rehabilitation Professional [RRP],
    • Registered Vocational Professional [RVP], and
    • Registered Community Support Specialist [RCSS]
  • Professional protection and Liability Insurance programs
  • Advocacy to government, stakeholders, other professions
  • Professional development & education opportunities
  • Job postings
  • Networking opportunities through conferences & seminars
  • Member-to-member referrals of clients
  • Enhanced visibility through our public directory of member companies & services
  • Employment opportunities through our publication database
  • National Magazine – Rehab Matters
  • Student & graduate packages

Choice Hotels

Receive 20% off regular priced rooms at participating Comfort Inns, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep In, Clarion, MainStay Suites and Econolodge. To access the negotiated rate call 1-800-424-6423 and quote the client ID # 00088951 or visit www.choicehotels.ca and enter ID# in the "Enter Your Special Rate ID" field.

Royal Bank

Royal Bank offers preferred rates on Visa cards, mortgages, and personal loans. Visit your local bank branch for more details.

Services

  • Providing career guidance and development
  • Promoting and representing members
  • Developing business / contract opportunities
  • Providing VR marketing materials
  • Encouraging best practice research
  • Providing professional credibility (designations)
  • Building government and community relations
  • Responding to government consultations
  • Providing professional and ethical guidance and advice
  • Providing expert opinion
  • Reporting on job opportunities
  • Maintaining a membership directory
  • Providing member support / answering inquiries
  • Providing a student scholarship program
  • Offering networking opportunities
  • Supporting a community of practice
  • Providing peer support
  • Simplifying internal and external processes
  • Collaborating with other stakeholders for additional financial and product benefits
  • Offering single source service

Products

  • Liability insurance
  • MVA insurance
  • Extended health insurance
  • Education and training
  • Support with credential exam preparation
  • Reports on best practice research
  • National conference
  • Education days
  • Education features
  • Rehab News / Voice / E-Blasts
  • Glossary of terms
  • Annual disability data reports
  • Business case formats / guidance
  • Case scenarios / examples
  • Cost benefit analysis templates
  • Policy templates
  • Models, diagrams, tools
  • Reading lists / bibliographies
  • Website / profile support

Potential Member Activities

  • Participate in conferences/education days; suggest speakers
  • Take VRA sponsored training
  • Advise on any upcoming external conferences, seminars, plenaries, webinars, etc. so other members can also benefit
  • Share research findings / Conduct new research
  • Share best practice
  • Develop and deliver curriculum
  • Respond to VRA surveys
  • Participate on Committees / Offer up special skills
  • Write for Rehab Matters
  • Prepare book reports
  • Promote the VRA to others (share brochures, pens)
  • Report on upcoming promotional opportunities
  • Provide details on potential new members / groups
  • Share local, regional or federal government initiatives
  • Sponsor events
  • Sponsor student scholarships
  • Sponsor the development of products and tools
  • Offer to be part of the peer mentorship program
  • Offer suggestions / be constructive / be patient during change / function professionally and ethically