Spinal Cord Injury Newfoundland and Labrador

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Formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association

Website: sci-nl.ca

396 Elizabeth Ave, Suite 101
P.O. Box 21284
St. John’s, NL
A1A 5G6

Tel: (709) 753-5901          Toll Free: 1-877-783-5901
Fax: (709) 753-4224         Email: mburry@sci-nl.ca

Mandate:

To assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation

Target Population:

People of all ages with disabilities

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Career and Employment Services assists individuals to identify vocational alternatives and obtain employment consistent with their values, abilities and interests. Employers can also use this service to evaluate work site accessibility and job accommodation.
  • Peer Support Counselling: “Someone who has been there” can act as a mentor and role model to encourage and sustain the client through the challenges they face.
  • Community Advocacy: Identifying, reducing and working with others to eliminate barriers to full community participation, including leadership in prevention efforts.
  • Online services include: the Swap n Shop, which provides an online forum for buying, selling, and trading equipment, wheelchairs, lift equipped vehicles and other related items; and the Accessibility Roadmap, which is a tool designed to assist individuals with a spinal cord injury or significant mobility impairment identify accessible locations while travelling across the island of Newfoundland and Labrador.