Workplace Accommodation Assessment (WAA)

CVE’s Workplace Accommodation Assessment (WAA) is a job site visit conducted by an Occupational Therapist to identify the physical, cognitive and/or psychological barriers to an individual returning to or reaching peak performance at work. Areas assessed also include the physical, institutional and social environment.

While conducting the assessment, the OT collaborates with all stakeholders including human resource, managers, unions (if applicable), and the individual requiring the supports to negotiate appropriate workplace accommodations for a variety of medical conditions. Following this, CVE provides specific and clear recommendations to promote a seamless implementation of any workplace accommodations. A WAA is best suited for individuals with chronic pain, orthopedic injuries, brain injuries, and visual and hearing impairments, and also can be completed in conjunction with a psychologist for complex mental illnesses.