Alison Stewart is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with a Master of Arts degree With Distinction in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Stewart currently works with the Arthritis Research Canada Making It Work Research-Practice Program, in support of employment for individuals facing health-related challenges. Ms. Stewart’s wide range of experience includes five years of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, working with clients with a wide range of disabilities, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal conditions, and arthritis. Ms. Stewart also developed and implemented a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling Program for adolescent survivors of cancer at BC Children’s Hospital, where she assists adolescents and their families to identify strengths and limitations related to future educational and career goals.
Ms. Stewart has a research background that includes publications related to disability, return-to-work, and workplace accommodations. She has taught Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation at Douglas College and has designed and delivered workplace educational workshops in various topics including communication skills, team building, and conflict management. Ms. Stewart is committed to working with individuals with health and disability challenges to increase opportunities for advancement and participation in society.
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