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Queen's University


Online Certificate Program

Disability, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and International Development

The International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) and School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University offer an online, continuing education certificate program to international development practitioners in the rehabilitation and disability sectors. The program provides an opportunity to explore the relationship between disability, community based rehabilitation (CBR) and development and to upgrade management, leadership, policy analysis, research and evaluation skills.

The online continuing education program is a modular, certificate program for working professionals to enhance capacity for collaborative practice in rehabilitation and disability sectors. Learners will:

  • Critically examine relationships between disability, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and community development
  • Strengthen capacity to participate, review and use research and evaluation evidence in practice
  • Critically analyse interaction between disability, gender and health
  • Enhance capacity to use participatory approaches, and mainstream disability into development
  • Analyse main strategies for building and managing effective teams for collaborative practice at the community level
  • Develop implementation/action plans for disability and rehabilitation services at the community level
  • Enhance understanding of disability policy, policy analysis tools and advocacy


This continuing professional development program is of the highest standards and is designed for motivated and talented rehabilitation, CBR and disability practitioners, managers and policy makers. It welcomes learners from developing countries and countries in transition as well as those in Canada and other developed countries interested in international development. It is an accessible, learners-centred, interprofessional, distance learning program geared to provide useful and practical professional skill development. Our objective is to attract diverse learners with different backgrounds and experiences to facilitate exchange of knowledge and networking. Learners are required to demonstrate that they have at least five years of experience in the disability and/or rehabilitation sector. They should have a good command of English. 


The program is coordinated and taught by a team of experienced educators and practitioners from ICACBR, OIPEP, and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University. Invited Canadian experts in the fields of disability and rehabilitation will also act as guest facilitators throughout the program.  


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phone: 1 613 533 6881
address: 154 Albert Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000