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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

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Rehab Matters – Winter 2017

The latest issue of Rehab Matters focusing on Ethics has been released! Please log into your VRA Canada account and visit the Rehab Matters page to view it.

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Bringing Ethics to Life – Webinar – December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017 • 9:30-11 :30am In this webinar we will discuss how we can bring ethics to life so that it gets the attention it deserves. In the rush to reach outcomes and satisfy competing priorities, there’s often little time to consider what’s happening around us. Yet, our commitment to ethical behaviour requires …

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Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Training from Agilec

Agilec is pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid Canada Training to you in your community. MHFA Canada is an evidence based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada.   MHFA Canada is a 12-hour certification course recognized across Canada, that trains you to recognize the signs and symptoms of the following mental health …

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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

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2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

EVENT:          Toronto Rehab’s 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference DATE:             February 2, 2018 LOCATION:   Beanfield Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 The University Health Network (UHN) is excited to be hosting the 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference an annual, one day event for healthcare practitioners, students, researchers, and community members who encounter traumatic brain injury …

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MSK Connect Course – University Health Network

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! WHERE AND WHEN: MSK Asses October 13-14, 2017 Toronto Rehab, 550 University Ave,  Auditorium MSK Sport Med January 12-13, 2018 Toronto Rehab, 550 University Ave, Lecture Theatre MSK Chronic April 13-14, 2018 Toronto Rehab, 550 University Ave,  Auditorium HIGHLIGHTS: Participants will learn to conduct a diagnostic interview in an efficient and effective …

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VRA Ontario 2017 Fall Conference & Annual General Meeting

Registration is now open for the VRA Ontario 2017 Fall Conference & Annual General Meeting! Keynote Speaker: Stephane Grenier “New Paradigms: Mental Health in the Workplace” Date: Friday November 10, 2017 Event Location: BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough, ON, M1W 3Z3 Click here to visit the VRA Ontario website for more details.

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Free Motivational Interviewing Webinar – Making Change Happen

TITLE: Motivational Interviewing – Making Change Happen DATES – August 30th, 2017 & September 6th, 2017 Time: 11:00 am to 11:30 am EST Duration: 30 minutes Does This Sound Familiar? I would like to reduce the length of time it takes for my clients to reach their goals I would like my clients to feel …

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Webinar – Exercise-Based MSD Prevention Programs: Development of a Daily Movement Practice Strategy to Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT When fundamental principles of human movement science are incorporated in its design, exercise can be used effectively as a way to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). After a brief overview of the theoretical background needed to design exercise-based MSD prevention and management strategies, …

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VRA and CVRP Town Hall Webinar

VRA and CVRP will be hosting a Town Hall Webinar! Thursday May 4th at 5:00pm ET Topic: “The Role of the Association and the Role of the College – An opportunity to dialogue .” Panelist – President of VRA – Tricia Guelette President of CVRP – Thea Aldrich Past President of CVRP – Sean Fitzgerald …

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VOICE Newsletter – Spring 2017

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

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2017 Lifemark Employer Conference Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

The 2017 Lifemark Employer Conference on Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace is taking place in Alberta and British Columbia Calgary, Alberta Date and Location: Apr. 27, 2017 – 7:45am to 5:00pm (local time) Carriage House Inn 9030 Macleod Trail South Calgary , AB T2H 0M4 Canada Tickets Early Bird: 125.00 Per person before April …

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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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