Mission Statement

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan

Our mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

About Spinal Cord Injuries

It can happen anywhere

Driving your car, skiing down a hill, diving into a pool, working at your job. An accident that occurs in an instant could lead to a spinal cord injury that permanently alters your life.

It can to happen anyone

You, a friend, colleague, son, or daughter. Unfortunately, the majority of spinal cord injuries tend to involve young people. The largest demographic is people between the ages of 16-34.

It happens to over 1000 Canadians each year

Through an accident, injury, or illness, individuals can find themselves fully or partially paralyzed. This added to the 86,000 Canadians currently living with a spinal cord injury.

A life shattered in an instant can take years to rebuild

A spinal cord injury leads to a lifelong journey to recover to the greatest extent possible and rebuild a new life.

It is inevitable, that at some point on the journey we call life, something will happen that will be life changing.

If you had to use a wheelchair, would you still:

  • Drive your car?

  • Continue in your current career path?

  • Visit family and friends in their homes?

  • Care for yourself and your family?

  • Attend events in your community?

  • Live in your home?

  • Continue your hobbies?

  • Travel?

Our priority is to reach out and respond to the needs of persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities, their families, and support network.

What We Offer

Abilities

We believe in a focus on abilities. We strive to dismantle misconceptions, stereotypes, and generalizations about disabilities. We believe that with the right supports, our clients can maximize their abilities and lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Empowerment

We focus on empowerment as a fundamental value of our organization. We believe in empowering individuals to be self-advocates and to take initiative and be active, independent and self-sufficient community members.

Benefits

We administer benefits for qualifying members:

  • Vehicle registration rebates
  • SaskTel Mobility benefits
  • Reg Banga/SCI Sask. Scholarship
  • Parascope newsletter

Formerly Canadian Parapalegic Association SK

Our History

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan was founded nationally in 1945, by a group of paralyzed veterans who formed a network of peers.  Their goal is supporting each other as they got their lives back on track following their return from the war.

Recently Published Articles

CK Tan Takes on the Challenge Again This Year For Chair Leader 2017

I believe in a world where people are perfect in every way. A world where everyone is able to do their part in contributing to the communities and the world they live in. A world where people are mobile and able to move around freely. A world free of discrimination of any kind. That however,…
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Introducing one of our amazing chair-leaders

On May 24, 2017, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Saskatchewan will continue its journey towards realizing a vision of a barrier free and fully inclusive society, by hosting the 4th Annual Chair Leaders “Enabling Access” event in Regina.  As a Human Resources professional, I aim to create awareness and educate myself by participating in this initiative. As one…
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Peer Support Journaling Event

Saskatoon is offering a beginner workshop on journaling and creative writing. Monday April 24 1pm -4pm 311-38th Street E SCI Saskatoon office
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Donate Now

Your gift will help assist Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan with resources to fulfill our mission to “empower persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence and full community participation” through the provision of services in Rehabilitation Support and Service Coordination, Peer Programs, Information Support and Advocacy and Awareness.

life-after-sci

Life After A Spinal Cord Injury:A FREE Resource

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan has produced a FREE manual covering all aspects of spinal cord injuries. Subjects include:

Life after a spinal cord injury
Skin care
Bowel management / nutrition
Bladder management
Sexuality
Cardiovascular and respiratory functions
Technical aids and other supports for increased independence
Complications following a spinal cord injury
Psychosocial rehabilitation
Sports and leisure
Employment, studies and volunteer work