Join VRA Canada

As a member of VRA Canada, you are part of the longest-standing association of vocational rehabilitation professionals across Canada, networking with VRs across Canada.

CONNECT. LEARN. SHARE.

VRA Canada values the Voices it represents. As a member you have access to exclusive benefits to save you money, but more importantly you have access to internationally recognized training and are supported through in-person and online networking and learning opportunities that are free or low-cost.

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Members together on a video call.

Members of VRA Canada have access not only to supporting programs and services, but to a network of more than 1,000 of Canada’s leading vocational rehabilitation professionals. As Canada’s oldest and longest-serving professional association in the field of vocational rehabilitation, VRA Canada provides the institutional knowledge, expertise, and support to help members excel in their profession.

VRA Canada supports its members with the following services:

Networking opportunities – in-person and online events and at the annual conference

Online learning – both formal webinars (CEUs) and informal chats

MentorConnect – mentorship program

Member discounts on the most current training with the VRA Online Learning Academy (OLA)

Exceptional preparation material for exams leading to such designations as the CVRP and the RTWDM – the study guide for CVRP will be available in French later in Spring 2021

Free access to webinars from Work Wellness Institute (WWi)

Regular e-bulletins highlighting news you need to know and a Job Board

Preferred member-rate professional liability insurance, as well as discounted home, auto and travel insurance through ProLink

Perkopolis -- an affinity program, with hundreds of perks in the categories of Shop, Tickets, and Travel

Volunteer to join a committee, or take part in an ad hoc group or join your society board

Volunteer to join a committee, or take part in an ad hoc group or join your society board

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Regular Rates

Available when you join or renew between January 1, 2021 and February 28, 2021

$375

Professional Member*

$325

Associate Member**

$187.50

Retired Friend

$35

Student Friend

* Professional Members are those holding the designations of Fellow, RRP, RVP, RCSS, MCVRP, CVRP, CVRP(I), CVRP(P), CVRP(F), CVRP(D), CCRC, CRC, CVE, CCVE, CCVE(P), CCVE(F), CCVE(D), or another designation as approved by the Board.

** Associate Members are those members gaining work or educational experience to qualify as a Professional Member, or those joining to access networking or education opportunities.

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Annual Member updates

VRA Canada is constantly working on new initiatives to help support members and promote the practice of vocational rehabilitation across Canada. Over the past year, VRA Canada has spearheaded these initiatives:

Significantly expanded the Association’s educational programming, particularly through the new Online Learning Academy

Developed a Communications Strategy to increase communication both with members and external stakeholders

Conducted outreach to key stakeholders in several provinces

Developed government relations strategies to connect with provincial agencies relevant to the profession across Canada

Drafted a memorandum of understanding with the College of Vocational RehabilitationProfessionals, transferring credentials to the College, as is the case with regulated professions.

VRA Canada is planning to offer the following initiatives to support members:

Continued expansion of the Online Learning Academy to include the most current research, information, and training modules

Continued high-quality preparation materials for examinations leading to designations like CVRP and RTWDM

Reduced costs for members who utilize the OLA (Savings on the full suite of nine modules to date equals $324 – approximately the same savings as yearly dues payment)

Grandfathering of RRP/RCSS/RVP designations for a one-year period, with no exam (details to come)

Free access to webinars, resources and publications offered by the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute (WWDPI)

Membership in the Work, Fitness and Disability Roundtable

Replacing Rehab Matters with a members-only Rehab Matters Web-Share site;

A chat line to access help regarding resources, services or ideas;

An affinity program for VRA Canada members, offering such perks as preferred rates for gym memberships, Costco memberships, rental cars and office supplies;

A member-to-member program – a community share site for discounted goods and services;

Reciprocal memberships and associated benefits in association with VECAP (Vocational Evaluation and Career AssessmentProfessionals).

To celebrate this milestone, VRA gathered memories and lessons learned throughout the years from members and commissioned a graphic artist to create a timeline that highlights those experiences and ties them together through shared themes. To download a copy click here.

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