Jodi Fischer – Toronto October 2017

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Course Offering

Cost of Future Care & Functional Testing: Preparing Defensible Life Care Plans

Looking to Enhance Your Clinical Assessment Skills and the Defensibility of your LCP/Cost of Future Care Reports?

Sold out in Calgary in 2016. Sold out in Toronto in Spring 2017.

Jodi Fischer is returning to Toronto in October 2017 and offering her course to those who were not able to previously attend. It is approved by ICHCC and VRA Canada for 14.5 CEUs, and CVRP for 13 CEUs.

This course provides Canadian content for Canadian practitioners. Jodi has conducted a survey and listened to what practitioners need and want in the life care care planning field for professional development, incorporating feedback from key players in the field attending her previous courses in 2016 and 2017.


Learning Objectives

This practical course provides foundational assessment skills and strategies for addressing the most challenging issues we face in the functional assessment and life care planning fields. This course will arm you with the skills you need to remain current in the field.

Some of the major topics covered include:

  • Up-to-date review of Canadian Supreme Court judgments to inform your practice
  • Functional testing batteries to administer in the home and community to reliably determine disability and related needs
  • Assessment of housekeeping capacity and costing of home support services
  • How to communicate and incorporate recommendations from medical experts and rehabilitation providers into your reports
  • Applying aging related research to your plans
  • Respectfully and effectively critiquing other Life Care Plans


Target Audience

This course is designed for experienced healthcare professionals including occupational therapists, vocational rehabilitation consultants, kinesiologists, and physiotherapists providing functional assessments, rehabilitation plans, and/or cost of future care reports/life care plans for insurance providers and lawyers. Whether you practice in the rehabilitation, case management and/or life care planning field, this course is bound to strengthen your clinical practice.



Jodi Fischer, OT, CLCP, CWCE

Jodi Fischer is known as a dynamic speaker and educator, dedicated to helping practitioners improve the objectivity and defensibility of the functional assessments and life care plans they produce.

She has lectured and taught courses throughout North America for a variety of organizations including UBC, Matheson and Associates, the International Conference on Life Care Planning, the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and EPIC Rehab.

She has been an occupational therapist for 24 years. She is a Certified Life Care Planner and Certified Work Capacity Evaluator. She is Director of Functional Outcomes Rehabilitation Services Inc., a medical-legal consulting firm in Vancouver, B.C.

She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC where she developed the Life Care Planning curriculum for the Master of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Program. She continues to teach the next generation of occupational therapists the importance of sound functional testing and cost of future care evaluation principles.

She is a qualified Expert Witness to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has published multiple times in the peer-reviewed literature.


Novotel Hotel Toronto Centre: 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, Canada



Friday, October 20, 2017 (8:15 am to 5:00 pm) and Saturday, October 21, 2017 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)


Fee and Registration

As course space is limited, please register early

  • Early Bird Rate: Registration by September 1, 2017: $625 CDN + GST
  • Regular Rate: Registration after September 1, 2017: $675 CDN + GST
  • Visit to complete registration form (Upcoming Courses tab)
  • Payment options: etransfer ( or cheque/money order, payable to: Jodi Fischer
  • Send cheque or money order to: Functional Outcomes Rehabilitation Services Inc. Suite 204 – 1755 West Broadway Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4S5


Payment must be received 10 business days after registration to hold your spot

Questions? email:



The Novotel Hotel is located in the St. Lawrence Neighborhood in downtown Toronto. It is located 5 minutes from Union Station. The hotel is a convenient 25 minute train ride from the airport via UP Express.  

The hotel has a small number of guestrooms set aside for this course at a special rate. Call the hotel reservation department directly at 416-367-8900 for the group rate (quote Functional Outcomes Rehabilitation). Make your accommodation booking early as the course is occurring the same weekend as the Toronto Marathon. All day parking is available for guests not staying at the hotel. Please contact the hotel for the current rate.


Cancellation/Refund Policy

All refund requests must be sent in writing. Requests received prior to early bird registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. Refunds are not available after the regular registration deadline. Rights are reserved to cancel or modify the offering.


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