Notices to the Professions

Notice to the Professions /
Invitation to participate in a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) survey

CSHBC is advising registrants of an opportunity to participate in the NFRF Statistics Canada survey. The survey is targeted at Fieldwork Educators, and the aim is to investigate barriers and facilitators in the inclusion of students with disabilities in health and human service professional programs.

Please see the letter below from NFRF which contains further information about the study, and how to participate. The study consent form is available here.

Dear Fieldwork Educator,

We would like to invite you to participate in a study that investigates the barriers and facilitators to the inclusion of students with disabilities in health and human service professional programs. In particular, we are interested in the accommodations of fieldwork settings in ten health and human service programs (Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work).

Our research project is entitled, “Strategies for increasing accessibility and equity in health and human service educational programs: national perspectives”. We would like to invite you to help us better understand those barriers and facilitators by taking part in our study.

Who is eligible to participate?

  • Current fieldwork educators who have supervised at least one student requiring accommodations within the last 5 years
  • From one of the ten health and human service programs we are targeting

We have provided a consent form which you should review before participation. If you are eligible to participate, and consent to do so, we kindly ask you to complete an online survey. The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Once you complete the survey, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional 60-90-minute focus group interview, if you are interested. The survey is available here:

Reimbursement: Reimbursement of $30 will be received for those who will participate in the focus group interview.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality will be strictly kept. Please contact the research team directly and not via affiliated educational programs. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

On behalf of the NFRF team,

Tal Jarus
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380
Email: [email protected]