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It was an honor for members of the Spinal cord Injury Alberta Team to be a part of the 7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference.

The dedication and involvement that was put into the delivery and discussions around biological (replace with scientific) and clinical evidence , provided a thorough presentation of multiple interventions and studies for a person who has sustained a Spinal Cord Injury and being able to relate it to a lived experience(s).

Thank you to our partners for providing us with this opportunity.































One of the members of Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD), the Calgary Ability Network (CAN), is developing the idea of setting aside a day to celebrate and show appreciation towards those who provide accessibility transportation services.

“The hope is that in showing appreciation towards our drivers, and making noise surrounding accessible transportation, that we will be able to increase awareness. Increased awareness about the need for and appreciation of accessible transportation will help us move towards advocating for increases in funding, driver training, and an overall improved service.”

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD) wants to support this idea and is inviting you to join us in celebrating November 15th as Accessible Driver Appreciation Day.












Our 20 17 Award Winner Luncheon was held Sat. October 21st at the Radisson in Edmonton.  Congratulations to all out award winners this year.


Regional Volunteer Awards


Eleanor Sugarman

Kiley Geddie

Chris & Ernie Stetsko 

Deborah Hurley 


Regional Corporation Recognition Award


Sheraton Red Deer Hotel 

Hurley's Meat Distributors Ltd 


Eleanor Sugarman

Chris & Ernie Stetsco




Are you feeling down or worried?
Having trouble coping?
Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, are experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, are over 18 years of age, and have access to a computer with the Internet? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research
study that evaluates the effectiveness of online therapy.
Eligible participants will receive an 8-week online cognitive behaviour therapy course, which is an evidence based psychological treatment for managing depression, anxiety, and stress. The service is provided at no cost.
Put yourself first and get help for your symptoms in the comfort of your own home, while participating in important research!
This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Saskatchewan Health Research
Foundation. It has been approved by the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Regina
Qu’Appelle Health Region Research Ethics Board.
(306) 585-4203



Accessible Housing (Calgary) has launched thier admissions process for Inclusio, the 45-unit build in Calgary that we’ve been working on.


Residents will be adults with mobility barriers, who need a mix of supports (home care + 24/7 staffing) and independence (separate apartment units, kitchenettes).


Everything you might want to know, and the screening tool itself (the first step in the application process) is all here http://accessiblehousing.ca/inclusio/



What a great day with our friends & supports at the

Thank you to everyone who attended

and support SCI Alberta!!





What do you do after you go through a spinal cord injury or other physical disability in Alberta?

You turn to Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. Find hope. Connect to others to help you overcome obstacles. Start rebuilding together.  


















For over 50 years, we have been bringing hope to individuals and families facing difficult times. 


We are there to help you overcome setbacks and celebrate your successes.                                  



The number of Canadians with hearing, mobility and vision challenges increases every year. It’s predicted that by 2036, 1 in 5 Canadians will identify as having a disability. While we’ve made great strides to make our country accessible for everyone, there’s still a lot of work we need to do. 

Visit pushforaccess.ca and show your support for National AccessAbility Week and an accessible Canada by joining the online community of access supporters. Spread awareness and inspire others by sharing your support on social media.

Also attached are suggested social media posts and web/email copy we hope you’ll use to promote the #pushforaccess initiative.

Thank you,
The Rick Hansen Foundation Team








SCI Canada Scholarships


SCI Canada provides scholarships annually to support students who live with a spinal cord injury or related disability with expenses for post-secondary education.


Six scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually.


Applicants are invited to fill in and submit the application available here no later than Aug. 15 2017


SCI Canada thanks Sun Life Financial and the Chopnick/Hilliard fund for supporting this scholarship program.



Monte Perepelkin's autobiography "A Perfect Life"  goes on sale June 28th.

Book Release Event & Presale Order Information







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