Spinal Cord Injury Alberta



May 2016 Events:

Grande Prairie (Valleyview)
May 13, 2016

May 24 - 27, 2016

Medicine Hat
May 24 - 27

Fort McMurray
May 16 - 20, 2016

Swap Chairs for a Day!

Chair-Leaders are community leaders who volunteer to spend a day using a wheelchair and have committed to supporting Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, with the goal to assist persons with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. With the month of May being Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, it would only seem seem natural to hold an event which pays tribute to the occasion.

Chair-Leaders is an event that focuses primarily on the issue surrounding accessibility and mobility for persons with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. Developed in Nova Scotia, Chair-Leaders has established itself as a fun and effective awareness effort. This special event had community leaders wheeling through their workdays, allowing them to gain firsthand insight into what those in the disability community face on a day-to-day basis.

Although the Chair-Leaders event is intended to be an eye-opener for participants, it also aims to raise funds during the campaign. These funds will be used to help Spinal Cord Injury (Alberta) in continuing to provide services to individuals who struggle with mobility issues in our communities.
2016 Chair-Leaders events are being held in various communities throughout Alberta:
Grande Prairie May 13, 2016
Lethbridge May 24 - 27, 2016
Medicine Hat May 24 - 27, 2016
Fort McMurray May 16 - 20, 2016