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Praxis Action Plan

Moving Research into Action

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Thanks to participant ideas and involvement, Praxis 2016 was a remarkable success that inspired new ways of thinking and collaborating to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research into improved outcomes for individuals living with spinal cord injury.

Following the conference, a number of subsequent meetings, hosted by other organizations in the SCI community, were held and were driven by similar objectives. To capture this momemtum, the Praxis Action Plan was developed – a goal-oriented document which highlights current, ongoing and potential activities identified as vital to advancing solutions for SCI.

The Action Plan was developed as a direct result of stakeholders’ interest and commitment to further unify the SCI community as we work towards our collective goal of moving research into action and providing concrete solutions for people living with SCI. RHI was honoured to play a central role in its development and coordination and will continue to encourage and enhance essential activities which support and advance the action items outlined in the Action Plan.

The Action Plan is based on six key themes:

Six Themes Action Plan

If you are already involved in one or more of the activities outlined in the Action Plan, thank you for your extraordinary efforts. If you are reading through this plan and see an activity that you would like to learn more about or get involved, we encourage you to take action! Contact the activity leads to see how you can contribute.

By working together, we can do more to deliver high quality, sustainable health care for people with SCI.

Download the Praxis Action Plan

Our Work

Our Work

Our efforts focus on accelerating the identification of cures for spinal cord injury. We aim to translate research results into medical and technological interventions that lead to improved health outcomes, and optimized SCI care across Canada. Our work focuses on reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life for individuals with acute and chronic SCI. 

We invite you to learn more about our work.

Our Model

Our unique model is focused on overcoming obstacles in SCI research

Our Partnerships

Learn how we’re working with organizations worldwide

Our Programs

Learn more about our key programs: Cure, Care, Commercialization and Consumer

Our Projects & Initiatives

Learn more about activities and research that support our programs



The Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that drives innovation in spinal cord injury research and care. We strive to improve the lives of people living with SCI in Canada and around the world.

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RHI and Parachute's partnership supports the prevention of spinal cord injury and increased safety in hockey, especially amongst youth. The Institute, a leader in spinal cord injury research and innovation, has pledged financial support to Parachute for the Canadian Ice Hockey Spinal Injury Registry, an existing registry of spine and spinal cord injuries sustained in hockey games. More >

  

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Postdoctoral fellowship established in honour of Rick and Amanda Hansen's contributions to spinal cord injury research and care. More >

OUR  PROGRAMS

Cure

 

Cure

Generating knowledge and establishing treatments that will lead to cures for paralysis after SCI

Care

 

Care

Establishing best practices to optimize and standardize care

Commercialization

 

Commercialization

Facilitating increased investment in innovative technologies

Consumer

 

Consumer

Engaging people with SCI, improving awareness and enhancing opportunities