Vocational Rehabilitation Services:

VIVRS provides individualized vocational rehabilitation services to a number of referral agencies whose clients live on Vancouver Island.

Our referring agencies include:

  • Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD)
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  • Gorge Road Hospital
  • Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada (IWA)
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) Rehabilitation, Victoria
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Nanaimo
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Province of British Columbia, Brain Injury Program
  • Solareh Services for Progress in Human Resources Inc.
  • Various law firms
  • Various private insurance companies such as Healthcare Benefit Trust, Desjardins, Manulife, Clarica, Great West Life
  • Victim’s Services
  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
  • Ministry Responsible for Seniors

VIVRS has extensive experience and a proven track record in providing vocational counselling to those living with head injury, mental illness, physical and emotional disabilities, and those recovering from trauma. Our broad expertise ensures consistent case management to clients as their recovery progresses.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services include the following:

  • One-on-one individual intake, vocational assessment and career counselling
  • Referral for specialized assessments (neuropsychological, psycho- educational, functional capacity etc.)
  • Development of individual training and employment plans
  • Guided labour market research
  • Referral to community resources and funding sources
  • Creative and innovative work solutions
  • Specialized work experience placements
  • Strategies and assistive devices to cope with injury and disability
  • Job coaching and connection to tutorial assistance and natural supports
  • Support in developing a resumé and interviewing with employers
  • Assisted job search
  • Follow-up support during the transition to work