People working in the field of rehabilitation who belong to our Society benefit from the following membership services:

A National Code of Ethics

• Access to a personal health services plan – a group benefit and tax strategy plan

• An endorsed professional liability program which includes retirement coverage

• Personal group insurance plans

• Achievement of the Registered Rehabilitation Professional designation ( RRP )

• Professional development through seminars and workshops

• Approval of continuing education units for the RRP designation

• Ongoing communication from VRA National and VRA Atlantic

• A national magazine Rehab Review which is published quarterly

• An electronic newsletter Rehab News Review which is distributed periodically

• A national conference held annually in various locations across Canada

• Regional conference held annually in Atlantic Canada

• Marketing the Association and the professionals it represents through various means, including the CARP National website at and the websites of the provincial/regional societies

• Access to employment opportunities through the national magazine and website

• Access to the International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation- an electronic peer-reviewed rehabilitation journal at

• Ongoing publication of articles and advertising in industry-related magazines

• Networking to remain current with changing trends in legislation and certification

• Advocacy for appropriate access to services for persons with disabilities

• Lobbying for members to become recognized as the vital link in the return-to-work/return-to-function process

• Ongoing support through advisory committees and lobbying for the development of relevant educational programs at Canadian colleges and universities

• Development of the Canadian Educational Network on Disability Studies, Community Support and Rehabilitation Services which will provide educators with a forum to work together to develop educational opportunities across Canada