Application Package

 Application Package

All applications must include the following:

  • Completed WDA Grant Scholarship Application Form
  • An application fee of $100.00
  • Reflective Essay – see details below
  • Official transcripts issued from previous post-secondary education institutions
  •  Two (2) letters of Attestation for previous work experience

Reflective Essay

  • Theme of essay: “My Rationale for Wishing to Pursue a Career in Disability Management”
  • Length of essay: Approximately 1,000 words.
  • The reflective essay will be assessed on the following criteria:
    • Mechanics and Style
    • Coherence and Logic
    • Reflexivity
    • Evidence that resources have been consulted
    • Persuasive Rationale

As a support in producing the Reflective Essay, the following resources are provided:

  • A journal article which explores the role of Disability Management Professionals in the province of Ontario:

Bernhard, D., Maceachen, E., & Lippel, K. (2010). Disability Management Experts and The Impact of Jurisdiction on Practice: An Ontario Example. International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation, 2(1). Available at:

  • Links to the websites of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) and the Canadian Society of Professionals in Disability Management (CSPDM) both of which host excellent resources describing the field of disability management and the role of Disability Management Professionals:

NIDMAR – Career Guide:
CSPDM – DM in Context:

Applications packages must be addressed to the Officer of the Registrar at PCU-WHS:

KD Thakor
Association Director of Admissions, Student Services & Alumni Relations
Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences
4755 Cherry Creek Road
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0A7
Phone: 778-421-0821, ext. 209