February 9th, 2011
NRC Feldman and Associates Inc. has been involved in many scholarly activities throughout the years including literature reviews, paper presentations, guest lectures at the University of Toronto.
Marla Feldman had co-authored numerous papers in response to the various proposed changes to the Insurance Act as they applied to service provision under the SABs, as well as having presented issues to Ontario Ministers’ political staff and members of the Ontario legislature, government committees and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario throughout 2010. These included the following:
- Submission of the OASW to FSCO-The Automobile Insurance Review Committee Advocating for the right of Social Workers to certify the OCF 18 Under The Insurance Act , 2010.
- Submission of the OASW to the provincial government in response to amendments to The Insurance Act’, in order to advocate for access to service and goods by clients and their families2010.
- Presentation to Ministry of Finance Regarding Amendments To Regulation 403/96 advocating for the right of Social Workers to certify the OCF 18 ( treatment Plan)Under The Insurance Act, 2010.
- Presentations to the to the provincial government advocating for the right of Social Workers to certify the OCF 18 Under The Insurance Act , 2010.
- Presentations to the provincial government in response to FSCO’s ‘5 Year Review of The Insurance Act’, 2009 throughout 2010.
Marla Feldman is part of a group of social workers working with the OASW to establish best practice guidelines for social workers assessing and treating clients and families under the SAB’s.
Elyse Shumway continued to be a seminar Leader for the University of Toronto, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, M.Sc.OT. program, Enabling Occupation in Adults 2010
Elyse Shumway co-lead, Community of Practice in Communicative and Aphasia, Senior’s Health Research Transfer Network (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), 2010
Elyse Shumway participated in aPanel Discussion Member, University of Toronto, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Ms.H.C. program 2010.
Kagan, A., Shumway, E., Podolsky, L., Aphasia American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia: Why and How? 2010.
Elyse Shumway presented at theMild Traumatic Brain Injury: Challenges and Controversies in Treatment, The Contribution of Speech-Language Pathology Services in the Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 2010
February 9th, 2011
Marla Feldman has been named a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her years of service to the OASW (Ontario Association of Social Workers). The Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award is presented by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The purpose of this award is to honour the many Ontarians who contribute their time as volunteers to a large number of organizations and associations over many years. The Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat will present the award on June 13th , 2011 in Toronto.
NRC Feldman and Associates Inc. was a sponsor of the Brain Injury Association of Chatham Kent’s “Annual Golf Tournament” 2010. This event raised money to support programs for the B.I.A.C.’s club house program.
Marla Feldman volunteered at the “Barrie to Baycrest “fund raiser in September 2010. This event raised money to support research and programs at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto.
Marla Feldman as a representativeof the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW),has worked with the Coalition of Regulated Health Professionals and Allied Organizations in order to advocate for the access to goods and services for clients and the ability of health care professions to meet these needs in regulatory changes under the Insurance Act-SAB’s.