There are several community organizations offering physical, emotional and financial support for people with spinal cord injury.
Sustaining a spinal cord injury will result in many significant changes in your life – your home may need to be renovated, you may need to retrain yourself for work, and you may require certain assistive devices to perform everyday tasks. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. There are many government services, non-profit organizations, and corporate charitable endeavours that can provide you with financial, emotional, and physical support.
If you have any questions about living with a spinal cord injury, where to find support or care, our partner organizations nearest you provide trained information specialists who can help you with a variety of questions and provide follow-up to ensure you find the information you need. Here are a few local resources:
> Spinal Cord Injury BC Infoline (Canada), 1-800-689-2477 (9am-5pm PST, Monday-Friday) or
Spinal Cord Injury Canada (formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association) is a federation of many provincial SCI community organizations throughout Canada which provide a variety of services and programming, such as peer support programs, information resources and emotional and vocational counselling for people with SCI and their families. There is a provincial SCI community organization near you which can provide you with information and support - to link to the organization nearest you, click on your province below.
> British Columbia - SCI BC
> Alberta - SCI Alberta
> Saskatchewan - CPA (Sask)
> Manitoba - CPA Manitoba
> Ontario - SCI Ontario
> Quebec - Mémo Québec
> Newfoundland and Labrador - SCI Newfoundland and Labrador
> Prince Edward Island - SCI Prince Edward Island
> New Brunswick - Ability New Brunswick
> Nova Scotia - CPA Nova Scotia
In addition, here is a link to national organizations providing services and information for Advocacy & Support, Arts & Entertainment, Employment & Skills Training, Equipment & Assistive Devices, Federal Income Taxes & Benefits, Housing & Home Renovation and Transportation and Travel.