I SPEAK: English, Hebrew
MY EXPERTISE: Disability case management specializing in brain injury and spinal cord injury
MY SERVICE AREA: Greater Toronto Area and surrounding areas
Disability case management specializing in brain injury and spinal cord injury
Short-term and long-term disability
Life care plans/future care cost assessment
Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP)
Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC)
Canadian Board-Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP)
Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)
Return-to-Work Disability Manager (RTWDM) certificate through the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
Evie Cowitz has 28 years of experience working in the vocational and rehabilitation field. Her experience has included coordinating the needs of children and adults with a broad range of disabilities with a focus on catastrophic injuries. Evie also works with both short and long-term disability clients, insurers and lawyers.
She has been writing and training staff to write Future Care Cost assessments/Life Care Plans and supervising them for over twenty years. Evie participated in a Life Care Planning Summit in June 2011 and worked on developing a Canadian exam for Life Care Planning Certification in March 2019.
Evie is a past President of the Canadian Chapter of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRAC) and a past president of the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). She is currently the Chairperson for the Council of Presidents and is on the Executive Board of IARP. She is also on the board of directors for the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP).
“It has been such a pleasure as a Case Manager to work with PiOT and their dedicated therapists – special mention to Occupational Therapists Daniella Caskie and Lisa Martin! The PiOT team are diligent, conscientious, skilled, proactive and have been delightful to work with. Arvinder has clearly fostered a team of Occupational Therapists committed to positively impacting the lives of clients and families with ABI and complex injuries!”
“It has been our pleasure to work with the professional team and staff at PiOT in assisting our injured clients and their families after a serious accident. We have always found the team at PiOT to be responsive, compassionate and dedicated, and the feedback from our clients has been consistently positive. I highly recommend the Occupational Therapy team at PiOT.”
“Lina creates a space where you meet others who share your experience with concussions so you can learn, grow and be inspired together. She encourages you to share and support each other through an interactive process full of info and insights. You’ll have fun and feel connected to a community of survivors.”
“This program allowed me to share my experiences with others and get my thoughts back on track again! I have been able to catch myself when thinking negative thoughts early, so I don’t spiral down and get sad.”
“These sessions were my first opportunity to connect with other folks who have had similar injuries. The opportunity to hear both positive and challenging experiences from week to week really helps to show that you are not alone in your experience and is different than reading or listening to people telling their stories.”
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