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CNA Webinar Series

Registration links can be found below each individual webinar.


Fall 2018

September: A new application kit for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit (register below)

October: Ready to roll? Examining the readiness and role of Canadian nurses as the country prepares for legalization of non-medical cannabis (registration opening soon)

November: Malnutrition in the patient population — What nurses need to know (registration opening soon)

A new application kit for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit

Tuesday, September 25, 12-1 p.m. ET

Register today!

Learn how the federal government’s CPP disability benefit application kit has been modified to better respond to the needs of Canadians and health-care providers. Reduced from eight standalone forms to two separate forms — an application form and a medical report — this new kit is designed to capture detailed information on the functional impacts of impairments.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the structure and format of the new forms
  • Learn strategies and tips for completing the forms to ensure a fair and timely eligibility decision for your patient

Presented by:

Jane Graham, B.Sc, RD, MHA

Senior Manager, Medical Policy
Employment and Social Development Canada, CPP Disability Program, Medical Expertise Division

Formerly a Registered Dietitian working in a hospital setting, Jane holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. A veteran of the CPP Disability Program with 20 years of experience, she currently leads the Medical Policy team within the Medical Expertise Division. Jane was instrumental in the development of the new CPP Disability application kit, drawing from evidence-based research into the functional assessment of work disability.

Dr. Pierre Bourassa

Medical Advisor
Employment and Social Development Canada, CPP Disability Program, Medical Expertise Division

Dr. Pierre Bourassa graduated from Laval University in 1985 and is an active member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, in independent practice as of 1993. He is a part-time medical advisor with CPP Disability in the Medical Expertise Division. Also licenced to practice in Quebec, he is a part-time coroner with Le Bureau du coroner Québec and an emergency room doctor at Hôpital de Gatineau.


To watch recordings of previous webinars, visit CNA’s Progress in Practice YouTube channel.