Find peers in your community who really get what you’re going through.
Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Peer Support Program helps people with spinal cord injuries and those with related disabilities, overcome the challenges of living with a disability by building communities of support throughout BC. Whether someone is dealing with a new injury or struggling with the ongoing challenges of living and aging with a physical disability, SCI BC is here to connect people with the support and resources they need.
Events throughout British Columbia
Spinal Cord Injury BC hosts more than 300 Peer events throughout British Columbia each year, ranging from laid-back BBQs, to more adventurous sports like adaptive kayaking, trail riding, paragliding and bungee jumping. Check out our events calendar.
If you would like to develop a long-term relationship with someone who really knows what you’re going through, our Peer Mentoring service is for you. We will match you with a trained Peer Mentor who has a similar background as you. Peer Mentors will meet with you on a monthly basis for at least one year. Contact your local Peer Program Coordinator to apply.
Reach Out! Virtual Peer Group
Our Reach Out! Virtual Peer Group is for anyone who can’t always make it to our events in person, or has an interest in connecting online with other Peers. Call or log in using a phone, smartphone, tablet or computer. Groups are held each month and moderated by fellow Peers or SCI BC staff. Check out our events calendar.
Weekly and monthly coffee groups
Our Peer staff and volunteers host coffee groups on a weekly or monthly basis in 11 communities throughout British Columbia. Your first drink is on us! Check out our events calendar.
If would like to meet with a Peer one-on-one, we will connect you with someone who lives in your area who has gone through similar challenges as you as a result of their injury or disability. Peer Matches are with volunteers and meetings typically last for two hours. Peer Matches are one-time encounters. Contact your local Peer Program Coordinator to apply.
Become an SCI BC Member
Membership is free! We encourage you to sign up as a member to connect with our community, hear about the latest events first, receive free copies of The Spin magazine, and get our e-newsletters directly in your inbox. Everyone is welcome; persons with SCI or related disabilities, family members, friends, caretakers or health care workers. Sign up today.
- The SCI BC Provincial Peer Program acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
- The SCI BC Vancouver Peer Program acknowledges the financial support of the Vancouver Coastal Health Sharon Martin Community Health Fund.
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