Vector Rehabilitation Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a regulated health professional in BC. Occupational Therapists (OTs) are trained to assess for activity performance limitations in the domains of self care, productivity, and leisure. Within those domains, the OT is trained to assess physical, psychological, and cognitive performance. And to address any limitations, the OT is trained to recommend therapies, equipment, and services to promote the optimal level of functional engagement.

What is an International/Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator?

The International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE) is a professional credential for experienced vocational evaluators in Canada, the US, and other countries. Individuals with the ICVE designation have specialized expertise to conduct comprehensive assessment to help individuals with disabilities or disadvantages determine appropriate job and career options. They may provide forensic services to help determine benefit entitlement or assist with quantification of losses related to vocational impairment, earning capacity, work capacity, employability, placeability, and residual avocational losses. Certification requires the completion of a peer-review process and successful completion of a competency-based exam. (CVRP – FAQ about the ICVE, February 2021)

What is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner?

The Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP) is a health professional who has met stringent educational and professional qualifications, including 120 hours of coursework, a competency-based exam, and peer review. CCLCPs specialize in the collection and assimilation of medical, rehabilitative, and environmental data for persons who have sustained significant to catastrophic injuries to one or more body systems. The life care planning service projects the needs for associated services and the costs of services, equipment, supplies, and medical or rehabilitative treatment over the lifespan of the individual. (ICHCC, Canadian Certified Life Care Planner, Practice Standards and Guidelines, Spring 2021)

What is a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator?

The Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE) is a rehabilitation or healthcare professional who has demonstrated competency in the area of functional capacity evaluation (FCE) and has successfully completed a peer-review process. To ensure currency of skills, the peer-review process must be completed every three years to maintain certification. (Matheson Education and Training Solutions website, May 2022)

How are your programs funded?

As we are very sensitive to the many needs that funding dollars have to satisfy, all programs are fully customized to deliver necessary service in the most cost-effective way possible.

Our adult services are typically funded through third party providers such as WorkSafeBC, ICBC, personal injury law firms, GreatWest Life and other insurers.

What is the most important factor in the service delivery of Vector Rehabilitation Services?

As Occupational Therapists, we focus on providing service that is meaningful to the individual, relevant to their life and sensitive to the path on which they are currently travelling.

We strive to deliver empathic care that is professional and effective for all of our clients, big and small.