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National Organizations

In addition to SCI Canada, there are several other programs and services across Canada that can support you on your journey. Below are a few resources to help get you started. 

Advocacy and Support

Abilities Canada

Ability Online: Ability Online Support Network is a vibrant online community for youth and young adults of all abilities (Parents and Professionals welcome too). Membership is free and the online experience is safe, secure & monitored.

Active Living Alliance for Canadians

Canadian Association of Professionals with Disabilities 

Canadian Centre on Disability Studies

Canadian Disabled Individuals Association

Council of Canadians with Disabilities 

DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada

Independent Living Canada

Arts and Entertainment

Access 2 Entertainment

Kickstart – Disability Arts and Culture

Employment and Skills Training

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

Canadian Society for Social Development

Equipment and Assistive Devices

Tetra Society of North America

Federal Income Taxes and Benefits

Medical and Disability-Related Income Tax Information

Canada Pension Plan - Disability Benefits

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Disability Tax Credit

Housing and Home Renovation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    • FlexHousing: CMHC's FlexHousing™ is an innovative approach to home design, renovation and construction that is able to adapt and convert affordably as a household's lifestyle and needs change. As the needs of the household occupants change, ideally the floorplan, amenities and services of the home can be easily, and cost-effectively adapted.
    • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) On-Reserve: RRAP On-Reserve offers financial assistance to First Nations and First Nation members to repair substandard homes to a minimum level of health and safety.

Transportation and Travel

Planat: Planat celebrates and encourages accessibility by providing detailed information that helps you navigate the world.

AccessNow: This site uses crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations on an interactive map. Search for specific places or browse to see what is nearby with the accessibility features you need.

 

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FEATURE REPORTS

Health Economics ReportHealth economics report

RHI and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation are supporting the development and implementation of a health economics agenda for SCI research in Canada. The intent is to enhance decision-making in SCI care and the allocation of limited healthcare resources and research funding to support the translation of best practices; avoid excess healthcare costs; and protect and promote the well-being of Canadians who sustain a SCI throughout the continuum. 

This 2016 report presents a detailed agenda for establishing evidence of the burden of SCI and the costs and consequences of initiatives aimed at mitigating the burden. View the report here.

FEATURE STORIES

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Researcher Spotlight: Dalton Wolfe

The Rick Hansen Institute is fortunate to count among its many valued partners Dr. Dalton Wolfe, a Scientist at Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario and Assistant Professor at Western University. RHI recently sat down with Dr. Wolfe to talk about his current research. More >


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Supporting quality of life initiatives in BC

Did you know that RHI's Consumer Program provides funding to community groups to support quality of life initiatives within BC? More >


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Project Spotlight: SCIRE

Supported by the Rick Hansen Institute , the Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) project is dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care for people with SCI. 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