Suite 101, 10 Austin St. , P.O. Box 21284, St. John’s, NL, A1A 5G6
Youtube: Spinal cord Injury NL Tel: (709) 753-5901 Toll-Free: 1-877-783-5901
Website: www.sci-nl.ca Fax: (709) 753-4224
Mandate: To assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self- reliance and full community participation. Formerly the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Newfoundland.
Target Population: Persons 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.
- Peer Reach Out Program: Spinal Cord Injury Newfoundland and Labrador’s Peer Reach Out Program presents a unique opportunity to connect with those outside the normal reach of support through technology.
- SCI NL Peer Grub Club: Each month Spinal Cord Injury Newfoundland and Labrador host a Peer Support Event at the Miller Centre for Individuals currently in rehabilitation, their families and individuals with a spinal cord injury who have integrated back in to the community.
- The Event is filled willed with great conversation about life after a spinal cord injury including an opportunity to share experiences with someone who has been there, ask questions, develop a relationship with others who have and are going through the same changes and most importantly there is food and good times as well.
- Quality of Life Program: Individuals living with a mobility disability or have an individual with a mobility disability living at home may receive assistance from SCI NL to access or raise funds to offset their enormous financial burdens. These funds provide payments directly to the service providers who offer products and services that will promote independence, self-reliance and full community participation.
- 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.