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2012 VRA ONTARIO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The VRA Ontario Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Friday, November 2, 2012. The AGM will take place between 12:00 noon and 1:15 pm during the 2012 Annual VRA Ontario Conference at the Courtyard Marriott Toronto-Brampton.

All VRA Ontario Members are welcome to attend the AGM at no charge.
Lunch will be provided.

For more about the AGM, including the Agenda, visit the Annual Meeting webpage.
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VRA ONTARIO ANNUAL CONFERENCE: REGISTER TODAY!

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VRA Ontario's Annual Conference will be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario.  The theme of the 2012 Conference is Solutions for Success: Understanding the Complexities of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitiation

VRA Arrow ImageVisit the VRA Ontario Conference Website to for the most up-to-date information
VRA Arrow ImageRegister before October 2, 2012 and take advantage of our Early Registration Discount

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VRA ONTARIO ANNUAL CONFERENCE: SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Time Session
        
7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration & Morning Refreshments
   
8:15 am - 8:30 am Welcome Remarks
     
8:30 am - 10:00 am Opening Keynote: Ethics
Robert M. Ben, Personal Injury Lawyer
Thompson Rogers Lawyers
     
10:00 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
     
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Leading the Way to a Barrier-Free Workplace
Nayla Farah, Director, Job Accommodation Service
Emily Jooste, Job Accommodation Specialist
Lisa Ly, Senior Job Accommodation Specialist
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
     
12:00 noon - 1:15 pm VRA Ontario Annual General Meeting
Lunch will be provided
     
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Complex Cases are Different, Our Secrets of Success
Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.
Rupert Case Management Inc
     
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
     
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Mental Health Tools for the Rehabilitation Professional
Renee Daudlin-Iacobelli, M.Ed., CCRC, RRP, MCVP
Insight Advantage Inc
     
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Using Social Media to Market your Small Business
Nigel Esmond D'Souza, Social Media Manager
Xen Impact
     
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Remarks & Draw Prizes
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOARD MEMBERS

The VRA Ontario Board is comprised of 12 members.
Say "Hello" to Laura!

Laura Smillie

Laura's career has consisted of over 15 years of working with various clients to assist them in achieving their personal best. In her previous senior management roles, she successfully managed teams of multidisciplinary professionals whose focus was to work with multi- barriered clients in the return to work process. With extensive project management experience, Laura managed various government funded employment support programs including Employment Ontario and Service Canada projects, Ontario Works, CPP, VAC, WSIB and numerous fee-for-service client accounts.

Laura currently manages a business management consulting firm specializing in human resources consultation, training & development and disability management services. Laura also currently also provides quality assurance support on VAC files. Laura's studies in Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling, Health & Safety and Human Resources Management combined with her drive and passion has resulted in many clients successfully returning to the workforce.

Laura holds the following designations: Registered Community Support Specialist (RCSS), Registered Vocational Professional (RVP), Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), Certified Vocational Professional (CVP), Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP). Additionally, she is a certified Personality Dimensions Level 2 Trainer (qualified to certify Level 1 facilitators), Certified WHMIS Train-the-Trainer, Certified DISC Analyst and is Valpar Pro 3000 trained.

Laura is an active member of the Human Resources Professional Association, Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA), in addition to many other associations and has been a member of the Board of Directors of VRA, Ontario Society since January 2010.

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REMINDER! CALL FOR COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS - EARN CEUs

We are still accepting committee volunteers. If you would like to join one of the VRA Ontario society committees as a committee member, please contact the office at office@vracanadaon.com and we will be happy to provide you with all of the information that you require. Don't forget that participating as a Board member or committee member can provide you with up to 10 CEUs per year.

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COMING EVENTS

2012 Annual Fall Conference and
Annual General Meeting of VRA Ontario

Friday, November 2, 2012
Courtyard Toronto-Brampton
Brampton, ON L6W 4S1

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