| For over 50 years, Spinal Cord Injury
Saskatchewan Inc., formerly known as Canadian Paraplegic Association
(Saskatchewan) Inc. supported people with spinal cord injury (and
related mobility impairments), and their families and support people, to
adjust, adapt and thrive.
The new name, Spinal Cord Injury
Saskatchewan Inc., (SCI Saskatchewan) resonates the changing face of
spinal cord injury:
- There are now as many people living with quadriplegia as with
- When the Canadian Paraplegic Association was formed by veterans
returning from World War II, there were only paraplegics --
quadriplegics rarely survived. Not so today.
- Spinal cord injury results from a broader range of causes, such
as traumatic accidents, cancer, infection or other spinal disorders.
- It's not just young risk takers who are impacted -- our aging
demographic means more people are suffering injuries in their
- Inclusive of related physical disabilities.
SCI Saskatchewan continues to provide solutions for full community
"Working collaboratively for inclusive communities."
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Saskatchewan)
provides consistent, holistic, individualized and quality assured
services for persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical
disabilities (Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida,
Polio/Post-Polio, Muscular Dystrophy, and Transverse Myelitis).
- Peer Support-CPA (Saskatchewan)
offers “someone who has been there” and who can act as a mentor and role
model to encourage and sustain clients through the challenges they
- Rehabilitation Counselling-Professional counseling
services assist individuals in their return to an independent life in
the community. CPA offers continuous support, information, community
links and follow-up.
- Vocational/Employment Counselling-Vocational/Employment
Services assist individuals in identifying vocational alternatives and
obtaining employment consistent with their values, skills, abilities,
and interests. Employers can also use this service to evaluate
work-site accessibility and job accommodation.
- Case Management/Service Coordination-Case Management services
deliver overall coordination for the rehabilitation process, from injury
through community integration.
- Information Services-CPA provides
comprehensive and relevant information for clients, their families,
employers, community agencies and governments.
- Community Advocacy-CPA assists communities
to identify, reduce and eliminate barriers to full community
participation and serves as a leader in the area of education and
awareness in the prevention of spinal cord injuries.