Skills For Success

Skills For Success

Do you identify as a person with disability?

Are you looking to find meaningful employment without having to pay a fee for career counselling and skills training?

The following supports are FREE:

✔️ Career Exploration
✔️ Tutoring To Help Improve Your Essential Skills
✔️ Job Search Services

CVE will assist in finding quality interviews with the right employer CVE will help you with your resume, interview skills, job search, and ensure you confidently put your strengths and abilities forward.

Skills for Success will support you with everyday Essential Skills needed for work. Participants will be guided through pre- employment essential skills training and provided with interviews in the community, helping them find the job they are looking for.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists use the science of human movement to help promote, restore and improve health and function in their patients. Many individuals will work with a physiotherapist to enhance physical performance, reduce pain with activities or to rehabilitate an injury and recover from various surgical procedures. The primary method of treatment employed by a physiotherapist includes exercise rehabilitation, which is directed and focussed exercise designed to restore mobility, improve balance and proprioception as well as to strengthen and condition areas of concern or restore muscular imbalance. In addition, they may employ a wide range of modalities to help control pain and restore movement to restricted areas. Such modalities may include acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, taping, electrical stimulation such as TENS, heat and cold compresses.

CVE’s physiotherapists will work with you and coach you on how to achieve your health goals and give you the tools to achieve success, whether you are looking to improve athletic performance, reduce pain from day to day life or to rehabilitate you after an injury.

Workplace Accommodation Assessment (WAA)

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.

Physical Work Hardening Program

Physical Work Hardening Program

CVE offers an intensive 8-week Physical Work Hardening Program for individual’s who have been off work due to injury or illness. We improve the individual’s physical tolerance and stamina; the purpose being to enhance their potential to reach the competitive standards of the pre-injury occupation or the physical requirements of a new occupation. A gradual approach will assist the individual in achieving their maximum functional ability.

Ideal candidates for the Physical Work Hardening Program include severely deconditioned individual’s secondary to an impairment brought on through injury or disease and those who have been out of the work force for an extended period of time with pain as their primary disability.

The Work Hardening Program is designed to improve the overall fitness and conditioning of the individual and readiness for return to work. This goal is achieved through a combination of strength and conditioning exercise along with simulation of work specific tasks. The program is a progressive exercise platform based on principles of specific adaptations to imposed demands (SAID) highlighted in the Training Effect Model.

Case Management

Case Management

CVE is one of Ontario’s leaders in providing Disability Case Management Services (DCMS) that assist individuals who are recovering from illness or injury transition successfully back to gainful employment. Our programs are cost effective and are designed to reduce time spent out of the workforce. CVE’s DCMS program is conducted in a one-on-one format, which builds confidence and outlines an agreeable plan for a successful return to normal work activities. CVE’s case managers help clients and their families through many of life’s challenges, including those caused by physical injury, psychological conditions, poverty, discrimination, addiction, illness, divorce, and more. Often the individual’s needs with this service are complex and require the involvement of multiple professionals; our case managers work diligently with all stakeholders involved to ensure a “same page” approach. 

Job Search Program

Job Search Program

CVE’s Job Search Program involves the vocational specialist supporting an individual in their job search by educating them on all matters relating to an effective and successful job search. This includes how to create a cover letter and resume, teaching/practicing effective interview techniques and arranging mock interviews, and providing training and information on researching employment opportunities in the job market and hidden job market, as well how to cold-call with practice sessions. Once the individual is ready to begin their independent job search, the vocational specialist also offers support over the phone or via email whenever required.

Independent Medical Examination

Independent Medical Examination

At CVE, we have aligned ourselves with prominent medical experts who are highly experienced in the provision of Independent Medical Examinations including Benefit/Disability determinations and Treatment Plan Reviews. Medical evaluations by CVE’s experts are completed using a timely, unbiased approach, providing information pertaining to an individual’s diagnosis, prognosis, disability status (ie, do they meet the disability test for specific benefits or return to work), treatment requirements, and barriers to rehabilitation as well as other recommendations/comments as requested.  Medical evaluations can be completed individually or as part of a multidisciplinary evaluation.

Specialty Disciplines Available:

 Cardiologist
 Certified Kinesiologist
 Chiropractor
 Dentist
 General Practitioner
 Neurologist
 Neuro-Ophthalmologist
 Neuropsychiatrist
 Neurosurgeon
 OT Rehabilitation Consultant

 Oncologist
 Respiratologist
 Ophthalmologist Surgeon
 Orthopaedic
 Physiatrist
 Psychiatrist
 Physiotherapist
 Plastic Surgeon
 Psychologist/Neuro

 Psychologist
 Psychologist/Vocational
 Psychometrist
 Registered Massage Therapy
 Registered Nurse
 Rheumatologist
 Social Worker
 Speech Language
 Otolaryngologist
 Vocational Assessor

When you refer to CVE Inc. for medical evaluation services you receive our quality commitment with every report.
CVE Inc. commits to provide with every report:

 A clinically sound conclusion
 A timely response

 An ethically sound decision
 A defensible unbiased position

Occupational Reactivation

Occupational Reactivation

Occupational reactivation

CVE’s team of Occupational Therapists will perform specific evaluations to create programs which can help prevent relapse as well as assist individuals to return to gainful employment, volunteer work, school or activities of daily living utilizing a variety of tools and intervention techniques.

Strategies and intervention used include:

  • Psycho-educational
  • Develop master of illness (self-management skills and recovery)
  • Pain management and coping
  • Training with stigma countering and disclosure strategies
  • Context specific social skills and skills in social networking development
  • Help maintain communication with family and peers

Help develop a health and wellness daily routine

Occupational Therapy Services also include:

  • In Home Activities of Daily Living Assessments (both Section 44 & 25)
  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits
  • Caregiving Benefits
  • Non-Earner benefits
  • Attendant Care/Form 1 Completion
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Pre-claim Evaluations
  • Gradual/Modified Return to Work Planning
  • Assistive Device Implementation and Education
  • Driving Assessment
  • OCF 18/22 Dispute Assessments

Fitness to Work Evaluation

Fitness to Work Evaluation

In addition to the Independent Medical Evaluations, CVE also offers Fitness to Work Evaluations. The purpose of this evaluation is to establish a specialized opinion to assist employers with work accommodation. During this evaluation, the physical and psychological limitations and/or medical restrictions are assessed in order to determine the accommodation measures to be put in place.  This is to ensure a presence at work that will be healthy and safe, as well as ensuring a regular presence.

Medical records and history of client can and should be reviewed by the assessor, however no diagnosis or personal medical information will be included in the report submitted to the employer/requester. With the client’s consent, the full report version will be shared with their treating family physician only.

Specialty disciplines are the same as with IMEs with bilingual options available for select disciplines.

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy Services

CVE’s team of Occupational Therapists utilize a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning to enable individuals, groups and communities to develop the means and opportunities to identify, engage in and improve their function in the occupations of life. The process involves assessment, intervention and evaluation of the individual related to occupational performance in self-care, work, study, volunteerism, and leisure.

Occupational therapy intervention typically includes:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training