“It is fitting that this relationship between the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), CAOT and VAC continue, since many of the early advances of occupational therapy as a profession originated as a result of the World Wars when returning wounded soldiers required occupation and activity to assist with their recoveries back to daily living roles. Even today, it is evident that the rehabilitation professions, including occupational therapy continue to evolve in response to the health care needs of today’s injured soldiers.”
Jim G. Kile, OMM, CD, MSc, MD.
Director of Medical Policy
Canadian Armed Forces Health Services
“The mandate of Veterans Affairs Canada is to support and assist Veterans in transitioning seamlessly through these transitional stages. I consider occupational therapists to play a key role in assisting military and Veterans in these important transition steps whether it is assisting with physical or mental health needs. Occupational therapists are de facto transition specialists.”
Cyd E. Courchesne, OMM, CD, MD. CHE
Chief Medical Officer
Director General of Health Professionals
Veterans Affairs Canada
Globalité’s occupational therapist will work together with Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada to ensure that the persons are given the appropriate services and benefits for their service-related condition. Our occupational therapists will work to identify the clientele global needs. A plan will be developed with to meet individual needs and short and long term goals will be set. Plans are flexible and will be adjusted along the ways to ensure positive outcomes are met, while maintaining the independence.
Globalité is registered Blue Cross providers,
and able to accept referrals from both the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada.