SCI BC peer Danny Sloan, aka Busker Dan, is one of Vancouver's most well-known street musicians. His love of music, a customized busking rig and the best office window around make his full-time busking job a joy.
For many, the invisibility of living with incomplete SCI is a big struggle, with needs that are frequently overlooked and are poorly understood by others. In addition to creating more peer chat groups, we’re also doing our best to stimulate more research around this unique form of SCI.
Another year has come and gone - and what a year it's been. The SCI BC Annual Report 2020 highlights our accomplishments, shares peer stories and showcases the amazing community connections we've built during a particularly unique and challenging year. We hope you enjoy it!
When I was 10 years old I was injured in a riverbank cave-in. Back then, SCI BC was called the Canadian Paraplegic Association, and I had no idea how this organization would shape my life. I'm a SCI BC peer, former staff member and a monthly donor, and I'd like to share my story.
Getting your strata to understand about accessibility and to cooperate can be challenging to say the least. Here is how one SCI BC peer successfully lobbied their strata council for accessibility improvements.
People with disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to emergency preparation, evacuation, shelter, and the recovery process. By planning ahead you can more confidently protect yourself when disaster strikes.
These days while we're practising social distancing, connection and friendships are more important than ever. For a person with a disability, the bonds that are being built in peer groups and over zoom or by phone are even more vital than ever.