Practical Solutions specializes in Vocational Rehabilitation and is committed to helping you get back into your life.

We provide vocational rehabilitation and career transition services to individuals living with the impact of an accident, illness, as well as, resolving the life altering effects of a divorce.  At Practical Solutions we believe that everyone possesses abilities and potential to achieve their goals. However, they are usually untapped because most often they have “fallen” into their career or job because of life circumstances.

No stranger to personal and career transition, Colleen O’Brien launched Practical Solutions in 2005, with one goal in mind…to sustain a hands-on vocational services model without constraints. We foster the belief that developing strong relationships with clients is vital and all of the professional staff at Practical Solutions spends the time necessary to focus on each case and the details that impact the situation. All of our staff excels at helping our clients reclaim their focus on their ability, potential and take control of their lives to determine realistic career options – an incredibly empowering feeling for the individual in the midst forced transition.

Our Specialists

Our team of professionals bring over 30 years of education, expertise and experience, with credentials in the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts/Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Masters of Education/Counselling
  • Human Resources
  • Developmental Services
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics( Kinesiology)
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Certified Career/Employment Specialists
  • A detailed curriculum vitae is available on each of our staff upon request.

Direction the Journey- Summary of our Services

To reach the destination, Practical Solutions offers a variety of the following services:

• Vocational Evaluations
• Psycho-vocational Assessments
• Transferable Skills Analysis
• Labour Market Surveys
• Vocational Reconditioning Programs
• Job Coach Support
• Return to Work Programs
• Job Search Assistance

Associated Services include:

• Ergonomic Assessments
• Physical Demands Analysis
• Functional Ability Evaluations

To view the profile of all of our professional services please click the appropriate link on the menu above.

Our Successes

Our dedication to excellence has awarded us with a 95% success rate of achieving a positive outcome, resulting in resolving the claim – without going to mediation or beyond.

Plus, our Vocational Reconditioning Placement program has a greater than 90% success rate of creating a “win-win” through the reintegration of clients with their pre-accident/illness employer, or transition into an alternate career.