EDUCATION

VRA members maintain high professional standards of service. We support our memberships with information and access to continuing education sessions, and options that offer best practices and current trends in the field. This enables our members to maintain their credentials, enhance their skills on an ongoing basis and be true leaders in the field of vocational rehabilitation.

Many of our members have distinguished themselves by achieving VRA Canada accreditation including our RRP (Registered Rehabilitation Professional), RCSS (Registered Community Support Specialist) and RVP (Registered Vocational Professional) members. These accreditations are achieved through acquisition of skills, workplace experiences and education. In September of 2014 our Travel Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) became available, allowing members to apply for assistance to attend VRA Ontario conferences. By attending our conferences, members gain continuing education credits that contribute to credential maintenance.

Our education opportunities are offered through VRA Canada.


Upcoming Education Opportunities:

"Advanced Fundamentals for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Practicing in Canada"
Seneca College

This program has been developed exclusively for VRA Canada Members, in support of their Members, in good standing, with maintaining their designation and for those Members that are working towards their designation. 

Program Outline
Day One

Legislative and Public Policy Framework of which VR Professionals Function
o   Human Rights
o   Occupational Health & Safety
o   Employment Standards
o   Privacy
o   Etc.
Review of the Rehabilitation Process
o   Working with our Professional Partners
o   Defining our Role and FunctionManaging Conflict

Day Two

Effective Case Management
Current Treatment Modalities and Diagnostics e.g. DSM 5
Trends for Managing Disabilities
o   Traditional vs Non Traditional Modalities
Managing Complex Cases
Workplace Accommodation and Return to Work Models

Day Three

Scope of Practice
Ethics and Ethical Standards
Assessing Risk of Harm and Duty to Report
Transference Issues
Compassion Fatigue

Dates:

February 3rd, 4th, & 5th 2017 – Alberta, Canada
(Registration Deadline: January 27)

March 10th, 11th, & 12th 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
(Registration Deadline: March 3)

April 7th, 8th, & 9th 2017 – Atlantic, Canada
(Registration Deadline: March 31)

May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2016 – British Columbia, Canada
(Registration Deadline: April 27)

May 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016-Regina, Saskatchewan
(Registration Deadline: May 4)

Recognition:

VRA Canada – 21 CEU’s (5 Ethics) Credits
Seneca College – Statement of Completion

Fees:

$1,200.00 + HST (Includes Materials, Continental Breakfast and Lite Lunch)

Click here to register now