Canada’s SCI community may be one of the most surveyed populations around. There are lots of good reasons for that. It’s also a positive indicator of the research interest in improving outcomes and quality of life or people with SCI.

Participating in surveys can be an easy way to contribute to SCI research – and there are often incentives for completing surveys. Here are some current surveys you can consider completing and studies SCI BC is partnering on that you can consider participating in:

SCI Peer Mentorship Study 

SCI Ontario, SCI BC and SCI Alberta have partnered with Dr. Heather Gainforth, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, to conduct a series of three research studies on the peer mentor-mentee relationship.

We are currently recruiting peer mentors and people with SCI to participate in study 1.  The purpose of Study 1 is to investigate the role of peer mentorship in supporting people with a SCI and promoting social participation. If you choose to participate study 1, you would take part in an audio-recorded peer mentorship session that would last thirty minutes to one hour. This conversation will also include two ten minute online surveys.  One survey will be completed before the recording and one survey will be completed after the recording.  If you choose to participate in Study 1, you will still be eligible to participate in Studies 2 and 3.

To be able to take part in this study, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Speak English
  • Have a SCI
  • Be a peer mentor or a mentee within SCI Ontario, SCI BC or SCI Alberta

You will receive $20 for participating in the audio-recorded peer mentorship session.  Your peer mentorship session will be scheduled based on the time that works best for you.

If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link:

If you have any questions about the study, please email Dr. Heather Gainforth at or call Dr. Heather Gainforth at (250) 807 9352.


Other Research

In addition to the many opportunities to participate in SCI research at ICORD, here are some other studies you may be interested in.

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