Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation


Native American Rehabilitation


CSAVR collaborates with a variety of partners and stakeholders in vocational rehabilitation. CANAR, the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, is a key partner in public VR. The 81 programs that provide vocational rehabilitation services to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are funded under the Rehabilitation Act, Title 1 and are responsible for providing VR services to Native individuals living on or near reservations or villages. In some situations, VR services are provided to Native people through a collaborative relationship between public VR and Native American VR programs.CANAR is the membership organization of the administrators who serve Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. 


The Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation
(CANAR) serves as an avenue for collaboration and cooperation between
Administrators of rehabilitation agencies serving American Indian and
Alaska Native persons with disabilities to enhance the quality of services,
resulting in positive employment outcomes.

CANAR’s purpose is to:
Provide a forum for administrators of Native American rehabilitation and to study, deliberate, and act upon matters affecting rehabilitation services to Native American persons with disabilities.

  • Provide resources for the formulation and expression of collective points of view of administrators for Native American rehabilitation and to disseminate these views to service providers, related facilities, companies, and concerned citizens.

  • Provide a means of communication with related organizations and governmental bodies.

  • Conduct and support research which leads to an improvement of rehabilitation services for Native Americans with disabilities.

  • Conduct and support efforts to increase the number of Native American practitioners in Vocational Rehabilitation


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CSAVR was honored to receive recognition for our work with the Consortia of Administrators of Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR) at their annual conference this week in New Orleans. Lanor Curole, President of CANAR presented this plaque to Steve Wooderson during their awards banquet. We are proud to be partners with our Native American colleagues.