Category Archives: Bulletins

September 8, 2020 – Email Bulletin

The Disability and Work in Canada 2020 Conference “Strategy in Action-Pathways and Impacts” will be held virtually this year on November 25 & 26 and December 1 & 2 from 12:30 – 3:30 EDT. – September 8th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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September 3, 2020 – Email Bulletin

50% of Canadians reported worsening mental health since the pandemic began (MHCC, 2020) 25% of Canadians aged 35-54, and 21% aged 18 – 34 have increased their alcohol consumption since social distancing and self-isolation due to COVID-19 began (CCSA, 2020) Women, people who have lost their jobs, those who are worried about personal finances, those …

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September 1, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Our graphic artist is creating an Evergreen Document to chart VRA events and lessons learned. In order to have this very first Timeline ready for our Virtual Conference, we need to hear from you by September 8. – September 1st, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at …

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August 25, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Your Voice is needed! The VRA Timeline is taking shape. VRA is developing a graphic timeline to reflect on our amazing history over the past 50 years. This timeline consists solely of members’ memories of events and lessons learned. – August 25th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins …

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August 18, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Sign up for the CANNEXUS Career Development Conference to be held virtually on January 25 & 27, 2021 and February 1 & 3, 2021. – August 18th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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August 11, 2020 – Email Bulletin

We’re looking forward to the webinar series with CERIC:  Connecting Career Development and Mental Health:  Practical Applications with Clients. – August 11th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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July 7, 2020 – Email Bulletin

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I am taking on the role of President of VRA Canada for the next two-year term. I am appreciative of the support of the national board of directors for their confidence in me to take on this position and thank all of you who have reached out …

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July 6, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Mark Your Calendar: Wed. July 8, 2020 — One Hour: CEUs Apply 3:30 NDT; 3:00 pm ADT; 2 pm EDT; 1 pm CDT; Noon MDT; 11 am PDT 2020 is VRACanada’s 50th Anniversary, and it is a watershed moment for all of us. – July 6th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found …

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July 2, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Mark Your Calendar: Wed. July 8, 2020 — One Hour: CEUs Apply 3:30 NDT; 3:00 pm ADT; 2 pm EDT; 1 pm CDT; Noon MDT; 11 am PDT 2020 is VRACanada’s 50th Anniversary, and it is a watershed moment for all of us. – July 2nd, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found …

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June 25, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Mark Your Calendar: Wed. July 8, 2020 — One Hour: CEUs Apply 3:30 NDT; 3:00 pm ADT; 2 pm EDT; 1 pm CDT; Noon MDT; 11 am PDT 2020 is VRACanada’s 50th Anniversary, and it is a watershed moment for all of us. – June 25th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found …

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June 23, 2020 – Email Bulletin

On behalf of the VRA Board of Directors, we would like to send a warm welcome to our newest VRA President Tracey Kibble. Tracey has been an active member of the VRA Atlantic Society since joining VRA and was instrumental in bringing about the Online Learning Academy as the Chair of the Education Committee. We’re …

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June 18, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Mark Your Calendar: Wed. July 8, 2020 — One Hour: CEUs Apply 3:30 NDT; 3:00 pm ADT; 2 pm EDT; 1 pm CDT; Noon MDT; 11 am PDT 2020 is VRACanada’s 50th Anniversary, and it is a watershed moment for all of us. – June 18th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found …

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June 5, 2020 – Email Bulletin

VRA would like to thank the following members for their hard work and commitment to VRA and the Board of Directors over the past several years.  While they may be stepping down from their roles on the Board, we hope that their knowledge and passion for the profession will continue to drive vocational rehabilitation into the …

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June 3, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of VRA Canada resolved to hold a virtual AGM on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.  During the AGM, an electronic vote was held to fill two vacancies on the Board. – June 3rd, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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May 21, 2020 – Email Bulletin

A Call for Nominations to the VRAC Board of Directors for the year of 2020-2021 was sent out to the membership via e-blast and was also made available on the website. At the close of nomination, five (5) nominations were received. This year’s nominees are comprised of a broad representation of the VRA membership and …

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May 7, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Self-distancing, and the world’s reaction to the COVID-19 health crisis, is having unprecedented effects on the way we all do business and interact with family, friends, and those we work with. If you have the time, we would appreciate your participation and candid answers to the questions contained in this quick, three-minute survey. We would …

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May 5, 2020 – Email Bulletin

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 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, May 28, 2020. – May 5th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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April 27, 2020 – Email Bulletin

VRA Canada is currently accepting nominations for the role of Director, Member at Large. The start date for the term is May 29, 2020. There are currently two (2) Director, Member at Large positions that will be filled at the May 28, 2020 AGM. – April 27th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be …

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April 7, 2020 – Email Bulletin

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 ET on Thursday, May 28, 2020. – April 7th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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April 3, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Due to a conflict with the VECAP conference that many of our members will be attending, as well as the first sitting of the ICVE exam, the Conference Committee has made the decision to move our 50th Anniversary celebration to November 3rd – 5th, 2020. – April 3rd, 2020 A full list of bulletins can …

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March 26, 2020 – Email Bulletin

The VRA National Board and your 2020 Conference Committee have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  With the health and safety of our members and their families in mind, the Board has elected to postpone the 50th Anniversary celebration until later in the year.  Our hope is that with everyone doing their part to curb the spread of …

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March 24, 2020 – Email Bulletin

We are living through an unpredictable time across the country, and the world, as we try to reconcile the new reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last week alone, governments have asked businesses, and entire societies, to shut down – and unfortunately, no one is certain how long these measures will be enforced. …

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March 17, 2020 – Email Bulletin

New Online Course for Vocational Evaluators! This module describes the foundations for the vocational evaluation and assessment profession.  It includes reasons, and concepts that guide professional practice – including the history, philosophy or underlying values, guiding principles, and definitions of the profession. – March 17th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on …

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March 3, 2020 – Email Bulletin

The VRA Conference Committee is excited to announce that international public speaker, author, and workplace expert, Jennifer Moss, will be joining us at this year’s conference. – March 3rd, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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February 27, 2020 – Email Bulletin

VRA Canada is pleased to have the opportunity to support the education of a future or current vocational rehabilitation professional. – February 27th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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February 13, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Time is running out to submit a proposal for presenting at the 2020 VRA Conference! The deadline is February 14th so make sure you get your submissions in! – February 13th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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February 11, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to present at the 2020 Conference in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.  Time is running out to get your submissions in.  – February 11th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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February 6, 2020 – Email Bulletin

A conference is only as good as it’s speakers.  While it will be difficult to beat lasts year’s speakers that kept our emotions rolling from tears to laughter, we’re going to give it a shot.  Have you heard a fantastic speaker that you think the rest of VRA should hear?  Do you think you’ve got …

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January 30, 2020 – Email Bulletin

The next chapter of VRA Canada’s Online Learning Academy has launched, focusing on mental health in the workplace. – January 30th, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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January 23, 2020 – Email Bulletin

We’re already halfway through January which means time is running out to renew your membership before the February 28th deadline.  – January 23rd, 2020 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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January 9, 2020 – Email Bulletin

Now that 2019 has ended, it’s time to look ahead to what 2020 has in store for VRA Canada. This year marks the 50th anniversary of VRA Canada. Can you believe it? 50 years of advocating for this wonderful profession. 50 years of helping to make clients lives better. 50 years of challenging the stereotypes …

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December 20, 2019 – Email Bulletin

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas or a Happy Chanukah and, for those of other faiths and traditions, the best of the holiday season, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I would first like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our …

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December 12, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Dear member, It’s been two years since we surveyed you and a lot has changed at VRA Canada. We want to know what you value as a member, and what you would like to see us do to make membership even more important and useful to you. – December 12th, 2019 A full list of …

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December 10, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Renew before December 31, 2019 and take advantage of the Early Bird Rates: you can save as much as $50. – December 10th, 2019 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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December 6, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Greetings! Your VRA Membership Committee is up and running, and I have the distinct pleasure of being the Chair. I’m Val Lougheed, and am joined by committee members Marg Smith, Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli, Shannon Smyth, and Tricia Gueulette. I’ll be submitting regular e-blast updates of what we’re up to, so you can stay informed (and even …

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December 3, 2019 – Email Bulletin

VRA Canada is very excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute (WWDPI). VRA members will be able to access all of WWDPIs webinars and resources and receive free CEUs towards your designations. – December 3rd, 2019 A full list of bulletins can be found …

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November 28, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Dear member, It’s been two years since we surveyed you and a lot has changed at VRA Canada. We want to know what you value as a member, and what you would like to see us do to make membership even more important and useful to you.! – November 28th, 2019 A full list of …

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November 14, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Tell us how we’re doing by completing the 2019 Membership Survey. We also have information on the 2020 Membership Renewal; new Webinars that are already approved for CEUs; a review of the Alberta budget and lots of other valuable information. – November 14th, 2019 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member …

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November 1, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Membership renewal for 2020. Our new membership committee has a message for you below. As well, there are links to free webinars, a review of the Liberal government’s platform and what it means to VR professionals, as well as links to training opportunities. – November 1st, 2019 A full list of bulletins can be found on …

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October 24, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Greetings! Your VRA Membership Committee is up and running, and I have the distinct pleasure of being the Chair. I’m Val Lougheed, and am joined by committee members Marg Smith, Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli, Shannon Smyth, and Tricia Gueulette. I’ll be submitting regular e-blast updates of what we’re up to, so you can stay informed (and even …

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October 17, 2019 – Email Bulletin

This past summer, VRA Canada has the privilege of sponsoring the ‘Returning to Work Following an Acquired Brain Injury” workbook that has been released by Brain Injury Canada. Please take a moment to have a look at this excellent resource and share it with your clients! – October 17th, 2019 A full list of bulletins …

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October 11, 2019 – Email Bulletin

CVRP is pleased to announce the development of three new credentials: 1) The International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE) 2) The Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) 3) The Certified Forensic Life Care Planner (CFLCP) Grandfathering for all 3 credentials will be announced in the next few weeks. There will also be an announcement to outline …

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October 4, 2019 – Email Bulletin

We wanted to let you know about our new course on Multiple Sclerosis. In this course we will present multiple sclerosis (MS). We will focus on diagnosis and then discuss treatment options including traditional and complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). We will discuss the different types of MS. There is also a section reviewing the …

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September 24, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Your board of directors have been very busy and recently held our annual planning retreat in Toronto as we continue to work towards VRA’s vision of being the acknowledged Centre of Excellence providing education, research, and evidence-based best practices. Here are some of the initiatives we are working on to deliver on this mission. – …

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September 9, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Vacations usually go off without a hitch, but no matter how much you plan, something can always go horribly wrong. The answer? Vacation insurance. We know, we know—it’s an added, often unused cost. But just like any major high-value investment, having insurance can soften the impact of any unforeseen mishaps. – September 9th, 2019 A …

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June 28, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Vacations usually go off without a hitch, but no matter how much you plan, something can always go horribly wrong. The answer? Vacation insurance. We know, we know—it’s an added, often unused cost. But just like any major high-value investment, having insurance can soften the impact of any unforeseen mishaps. – June 28th, 2019 A …

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June 21, 2019 – Email Bulletin

In an era of quick information and ‘fake news’, lessons in objectivity are critical for ethical thinking and decisions. This webinar examines the thinking skills, strategies, and standards that assist us to approach information and situations more objectively. Discover what gets in your way and how you can move past it. – June 21st, 2019 …

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May 31, 2019 – Email Bulletin

Our Summer issue of REHAB MATTERS has now been published and you can read this great issue on our website! – May 31st, 2019 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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October 10, 2017 Email Bulletin

VRA Canada is seeking subject matter experts for course development – October 10th, 2017 A full list of bulletins can be found on the Member Bulletins page at www.vracanada.com/member-communications/

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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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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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