Our Peer Program is about those magic moments when things click. Whether it’s re-connecting with a hobby you had pre-injury, learning how to wheelie over a curb, sharing a laugh with someone, or taking a family vacation that you never thought would be possible. It doesn’t matter if you’re newly injured, have had a disability your whole life, or are facing new challenges as you age – the SCI BC Peer Program is for everyone.
As a Peer Program member, you’ll automatically be part of a provincial network of awesome people doing awesome things. Our Peer Program Coordinators live with SCI and understand what you’re dealing with. They are located throughout BC and are always there to lend an ear, answer questions or host a unique in-person or online event. Our online InfoCentre and toll-free InfoLine are also available to connect you with the resources you need to find a job, housing, health information, recreation opportunities and more!
Learn more about our Peer Program below or become a member today (it’s FREE!).
Due to COVID-19, we have suspended all programming that takes place in public spaces. We have transitioned to offer a wide variety of online events and meetups (see more info below) and our Peer Program Coordinators are here for you by phone and email.
Online Events & Meetups
Can’t make it to our events in person? Prefer to connect online? No problem! Our online events and meetups are hosted by Peer Program Coordinators or SCI BC volunteers and are computer, tablet and phone friendly. Visit our events calendar to see what’s coming up or watch one of our online event videos.
Coffee Groups & Meetups
Our Peer Program Coordinators host weekly and monthly meetups throughout the province. These casual hangouts provide a relaxed atmosphere to ask questions, swap stories and share advice. Plus, there is usually a free cup of coffee involved! View our calendar of events.
We host more than 300 events each year. These range from laid-back BBQs, book clubs and educational panels, to more adventurous outings like adaptive kayaking, trail riding, camping and rock climbing. View our calendar of events.
Never underestimate the power of talking with someone who really understands what you’re going through. We can connect you with someone who lives in your area, has a similar injury or disability, or has faced similar challenges as you. Peer connection is also available for family members who have been impacted by their loved one’s disability. Contact your local Peer Program Coordinator to learn more.
Family & Friends
A spinal cord injury is life-changing not only for the person with an injury but also for those who love them. Family members are welcome to join our Peer Program or our events. They are a great way to try something new, have some fun and build a support network! Contact your local Peer Program Coordinator to learn more or become a member.
Become an SCI BC Member
You are welcome to take part in our Peer Program without becoming an SCI BC member, but we strongly encourage you to sign up to stay connected. SCI BC members receive our newsletters, special event invites, The Spin magazine and more. Did we mention it’s free? Become a member today.
InfoLine & InfoCentre
Don’t take our word for it, hear from people who are a part of our Peer Program and see how it’s impacted their lives. Learn more.
- The SCI BC Vancouver Peer Program acknowledges the financial support of the Vancouver Coastal Health Sharon Martin Community Health Fund.
- Coloplast CARE Advisors are here for you to provide catheter samples, provide follow-up and product advice, and help you get SpeediCath coverage. Contact them by phone at 1-866-293-6349 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ask for free samples here (a Care Advisor will contact you shortly after you receive the samples).