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Hospital Centres:

 

Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital

http://www.vch.ca/home/

 

Rehabilitation Centres:

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre:

The GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre. GF Strong provides inpatient and outpatient outreach and clinical support

http://www.vch.ca/EN/find_locations/find_locations/?&site_id=73

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver,B.C
V5Z 2G9

Telephone

604.734.1313

 

Research Centres:

Center for brain health:

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health brings together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, and psychiatry in a hub for training, research, and clinical care.This center has an NMO clinic and research program that has just recently joined theCollaborative International Research in Clinical and Longitudinal Experience for NMO Studies (CIRCLES), a multicentre North American study that aims to create an open-access repository of data and samples for patients with NMO and control participants. These materials will be used to help researchers and caregivers to better understand NMO pathogenesis, clinical course and impact of therapy.

 http://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/

 2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T1Z3
Telephone:
604.82 BRAIN (604.822.7246) 

The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre:

The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is a unique facility dedicated to advancing world-leading integrated research and care for people with spinal cord injury. By combining research and clinical space in the same building, investigators will be able to rapidly translate discoveries into validated clinical practices to ensure effective outcomes are achieved. The Blusson Spinal Cord Centre is home to ICORD as well Vancouver Coastal Health’s Brenda & David McLean Integrated Spine Clinic and the Rick Hansen Institute offices.

http://icord.org/our-facility/

818 West 10th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C
V5Z 1M9
 Telephone:
604-675-8810

 ICORD-(International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on spinal cord injury. Our researchers are dedicated to the development and translation of more effective strategies to promote prevention, functional recovery, and improved quality of life after SCI.

http://icord.org/

Funding/Planning for the Future

RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan)

Available from:
Scotiabank
RBC
BMO
CIBC

http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/savings/grants_bonds.shtml

PLAN – a Canadian, family-run organization dedicated to helping you plan for your disabled child’s future. www.plan.ca

 

Chronic Pain Management

Canadian Pain Coalition

www.canadianpaincoalition.ca

Partners Against Pain

www.partnersagainstpain.com

Canadian Pain Society

www.canadianpainsociety.ca

Chronic Pain Association of Canada

www.chronicpaincanada.com

 

Adaptive Equipment

Motion Specialists BC:

Specialised products include wheelchairs, walkers, custom seating, elevators, ceiling lifts, vehicle conversions, and rehabilitation equipment.

http://www.motionbc.com/

Alternative Home and Vehicle Modification programs

Home Adaptation for Independence (HAFI)

http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Home_Renovations

Vancouver Foundation

https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/

Adaptive Travel and Transport

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Swap & Shop)

Database of new and used equipment that is for sale

www.thespine.ca/resources/swap-shop

Hello BC:

 http://www.hellobc.com/british-columbia/about-bc/accessibility.aspx

Citizens for Accessible Neighborhoods:

http://www.canbc.org/transportation.htm

People in Motion:

http://pimbc.ca/

 

Leisure Activities:

BC Mobility Opportunities Society:

provides opportunities for people with significant physical disabilities to access wilderness hiking expeditions

http://www.bcmos.org/main/

Power to be Adventure Therapy:

https://www.powertobe.ca/

Whistler Adaptive Sports Program:

http://www.whisteradapative.com/

Vancouver Ocean Sports:

 http://poguesports.com/

The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA):

http://www.ctra.ca/

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association:

http://www.vtea.ca/

Disabled Independant Gardeners:

 http://digabc.org/

Support Groups

Canadian Paraplegic Association

Professional counseling services to assist in coming to terms and adjusting to the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury through a telephone counseling service

http://www.thespine.ca/

Misc Assistance

Assistive Technology BC (ATBC):

Provide assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.

http://www.at-bc.ca/

Neil Squire Society:

Neil Squire society uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities

http://www.neilsquire.ca/about/mission-statement/

Tera Society:

Dedicated to assisting people with disabilities to achieve an independent and fulfilling life.

http://www.tetrasociety.org/

Service animals:

http://www.servicedog.ca/programs/service-dogs

Support Group Leaders

Valerie Shalay
NMO Support Group Leader
Western Canada

valerieshalay “at” hotmail.com

(604) 466-4804

If you would like to volunteer for the rewarding experience of becoming a Regional Support Group Member, please contact us at info@mytm.ca.

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