Annual Pre-Conference Event / AGM

Date: May 31, 2016

Do Not Miss This Opportunity

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Delta Kananaskis Lodge, Kananaskis, Alberta
Costs: $225 for the day for members and $275 for non-members. $150 to view remotely online via webcast.

Includes continental breakfast and full lunch. Registration opening soon on the VRA website. CEUs available.


Presenter: Mary Anderson BScN, MScN, CRRN

Title: Paediatric Injury and Impact on Educational and Vocational Potential: Things to Consider in Forensic Voe Assessment

Description: In this seminar, Ms. Anderson will offer realistic insight into the impact of complex injury and many of the systemic issues experienced by individuals in the course of their rehabilitation, community, school and ultimately their work integration. The seminar will be valuable to Vocational Evaluators working in either forensic or rehabilitative areas or those who must consider residual employability potential and related factors.

Presenter: Sean FitzGerald CCVE{D), CVRP, CLCP

Title: Impact of Scarring I Bums and Facial Disfigurement on Earning Capacity

Description: Disfigurement can cause one to experience a partial loss of income as well as create loss of opportunity for individuals living daily with this vocational handicap. In this presentation, Mr. FitzGerald will provide a detailed overview on what this vocational handicap is along with the methodology he uses to support this case. In addition, he will provide an overview of the statistical research to aid you in addressing this partial loss of income.

Presenter: Viki Scott R.C{c), BSc, R.R.P, C.H.R.M, M.B.A, ADR{c)

Title: Understanding the Fundamentals of Human Rights

Description: Human rights can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand by people for their protection. Human rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others. It develops an understanding of everyone's common responsibility to make human rights a reality in each community. Human rights education constitutes an essential contribution to the long-term prevention of human rights abuses and represents an important investment in the endeavour to achieve a just society in which all human rights of all persons are valued and respected.

The Participant will have a better understanding of:

  • The fundamental Human Rights legislation in Canada
  • The definition of "prohibitive grounds"
  • The "duty to accommodate"
  • Employer, Employee and Union responsibilities as it relates to Human Rights
  • Trends