Rehabilitation Supports

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Financial Assistance

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan Client Service Coordinators work to assist those living with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to remove barriers to education. Financial assistance may be available to help with transportation, adaptive equipment, cost of care to attend class or other barriers not listed. If you are thinking of going to school and would like more information please contact either our Regina or Saskatoon offices.

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Adaptive Workplace

Financial assistance is available to employers, employees and self-employed people with spinal cord injuries or other physical disabilities for adaptive equipment needed in the workplace or to or make other minor adaptations to the workstation of facility. Each request is considered on an individual basis. Our Client Service Coordinators in the Regina and Saskatoon offices can answer any questions you may have and are ready to work with you and your employer.

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Scholarships

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan provides scholarships to individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to support them with their post-secondary education. Awards vary in amounts with an application deadline in late spring. Only applicants who meet the criteria and have submitted complete application packages will be considered. Watch our Facebook page and website blog for submission requests and announcements.

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Job Finding Assistance

Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan is committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Our services include job finding assistance, work place advocacy and providing adaptive ideas and solutions. We focus on your employability. Our Client Services Coordinators work one on one and stay with you for support and follow-up. A Client Service Coordinator can assist you with:

  • Identifying your reasons, or motivation, to work, and how to stay motivated during your job search.
  • Identifying your skills and strengths through interest, aptitude and skill assessments.
  • Identifying your job goals based on your interests, skills and current labor market trends.
  • Developing a job action plan outlining next steps to reaching your employment goals.
  • Identifying your potential barriers to work and creating an action plan for those barriers.
  • Connecting with other community services and supports that may assist in your preparation for work.
  • Working with you and your employer to determine adaptive technologies and equipment which will increase your opportunity for success.
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Wage Subsidy

The program provides temporary wage subsidies to employers who hire and provide work experience and skills enhancement of eligible program candidates. Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan Client Service Coordinators can work with you and your employer to determine if a wage subsidy would be beneficial. Contact us to learn more.

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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