SCI Alberta Peer Program
SCI Alberta was initially founded as an organization of peer volunteers who offered help to injured veterans. It was recognized very early on that access to the support of people who have personal experience living with a disability leads to improved emotional and physical well-being. Peers provide support, mentoring, coaching, and information that contributes to individuals’ successful recovery and transition. Peers are also role models, offering hope to those who may need it. Peers are recognized as being central to adjustment in many spheres of community-based rehabilitation.