Formerly known as the BC Paraplegic Association, Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities, adjust, adapt, and thrive.
Whether someone is dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability, Spinal Cord Injury BC is here to connect people with the support and resources they need.
More than half our staff members are people with disabilities, so we really understand where our Peer members are coming from.
We achieve our goals with two core programs: Information Services and Peer Support Program.
The Peer Support Program provides social connections and unique life experiences to individuals with a spinal cord injury, their families and friends. We also provide peer mentoring opportunities, so that people with new injuries can benefit from the wisdom and knowledge gained by those who have experience living with a similar disability.
Our Resource Centre helps people access all kinds of information relevant to living well with a spinal cord injury. People can search our online SCI Information Database, or call our InfoLine toll-free, Monday to Friday at 1-800-689-2477.
Whether someone needs help finding accessible housing, meaningful employment, special equipment and any other resources about living with a physical disability in BC, we’re here to help.