Home Modifications for Occupational Therapists: A Technical Collaboration (2.5 hours)

Home Modifications for Occupational Therapists: A Technical Collaboration (2.5 hours)


Home Modifications for Occupational Therapists - A Technical Collaboration

This pre-workshop recorded webinar (two and a half hours) will provide you with important background information on your role as an occupational therapist on the home modification team as well as other stakeholders, team members and funding options. 

Preliminary agenda

Pre-recorded webinar 

2.5 hours


  • Current state of home modification/aging-in-place market in Canada
  • Canadian demographics and population predictions
  • Landscape of home modification in Canadian accessibility legislation compared to USA
  • Overview of the role of Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Canadian Home Modification Council, Home Modification Web Portal
  • Overview of the Canadian Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist certification (C-CAPS) and qualifications of accessible renovator/contractors
  • Role of the occupational therapist on the home modification team
  • Role of designers, equipment vendors and other members of the home modification team
  • Guidelines for finding accessible renovators/contractors and establishing working relationships
  • Canada-wide and Ontario-specific home modification funding options

Learning objectives

After watching the pre-workshop recorded webinar, you will:

  1. Understand the current state of the home modification/aging-in-place market in Canada.
  2. Understand where home modification fits with Canadian accessibility legislation and how it compares to efforts in the USA.
  3. Be aware of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, their role in the legitimate vs. grey or black-market construction industry, and the Canadian Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist certification (C-CAPS).
  4. Understand your role and scope of practice as an occupational therapist in the home modification project.
  5. Understand the roles and scopes of practice of other members of the home modification team.
  6. Be aware of Canada-wide and Ontario-specific funding options for home modifications.

      Target Audience

      Occupational therapists, from both private and public sectors, and students in occupational therapy who wish to improve their technical knowledge and skills for planning and implementing a home modification project. Participants are expected to have watched the pre-workshop recorded webinar (approximately 2 hours, available by November 1st) prior to attending the one-day workshop.

      Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.

      Areas of practice

      Mental health, cognitive, neurological/neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory, general physical health, palliative/end-of-life care, health promotion and wellness

      Client age groups

      Adolescents (13-19 years), adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

      Workshop Level
      Beginner (0-2 years of experience in home modifications)


      Lesya Dyk, OT Reg. (Ont.)

      Lesya Dyk is an occupational therapist who has been in private practice since 1998 and is currently President and Clinical Director of Lesya Dyk O.T. Services Inc., a company that offers complete occupational therapy services to those injured in motor vehicle accidents, as well as the needs of the aging population. Mrs. Dyk has extensive experience in chronic pain management, functional capacity assessments, vocational assessments, home modification and treatment of acquired brain injury. She holds a clinical lecturer appointment at McMaster University, and has held the position of President of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario for three consecutive terms, ending in 2014. She currently is Treasurer of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, sits on the advisory board for the York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate Program, and is a founding member of the Home Modification Council of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

      This 2-hour recorded webinar was originally offered in association with the Workshop "Home Modifications for Occupational Therapists: A Technical Collaboration" and is not eligible for use with individual/group credits from bundles of Practice Evidence Webinars. This purchase is for individual access to the recorded webinar from October 2019. Access to the recording, the handout and a certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

      This access will expire on February 28, 2023.

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      Lesya Dyk

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