Spinal Cord Injury BC

Health, Social Service

About

Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people with spinal cord injuries and related disabilities and their families adjust, adapt, and thrive as they deal with a new injury or struggle with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability. Through our two core programs (Peer Support and Information Services) we provide answers, social connections, educational opportunities and unique experiences.

Our Impact

We help transform lives by providing experiences and expertise for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our Peer Support Program provides meaningful connections between members with similar disabilities. Newly injured people learn skills from their peers that help build the knowledge and confidence they need to get their lives back, while others may share personal experiences about living with a physical disability or attend life-changing events throughout the province. Our Information Services is equipped with SCI-specific websites, an online database of over 800 SCI resources, and a toll-free InfoLine that is available five days a week to answer questions about living well with an SCI. Whether people are searching for accessible housing, employment, specialized equipment, government resources or counselling – we can help. With support from SCI BC, people living with SCI can achieve independence, self-reliance and participate more fully in their communities. Here are people whose lives have been transformed through our programs and services.

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Legal Name

CANADIAN PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION (B.C.)

Charity Number

118835024RR0001

How your gift will be used

Your legacy gift will help us continue to bring people together through our Peer Program and Information Services. It will allow us to provide a network of support that’s needed when times are tough and will help create invaluable life-long friendships. Your gift will also be used to help people connect with social and recreational activities that expand their idea of what’s possible and enhance their physical and mental well-being. Your support will enable us to continue to provide people with SCI the information they need to get back to work, pursue their passions, or start a family. It will help SCI BC provide the most relevant research and information to our members and ensure that the voices of people with spinal cord injuries are represented in our communities.

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