|Store Type |||Community Services|
|Payment |||MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Bus Routes 3, 6, 7|
|Weekdays: 8:30AM to 4:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: September 22, 2008
The Canadian Parapalegic Association’s mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. The Canadian Parapalegic Association offers services in a variety of areas to help these individuals. Their peer counselling and support aid clients through the challenges that they face by providing a peer who can act as a mentor and role model. Rehabilitation counselling assists individuals in their return to an independent life in the community. The professional counselling gives continuous support, information, community links and follow-ups.
For Any Reason
Vocational and employment services assist individuals in identifying employment opportunities that fit their values, skills, abilities and interests. This service also helps employers to evaluate worksite accessibility and job accommodation. Community advocacy is important to identify, reduce and eliminate barriers. This organization also leads education and awareness initiatives to prevent spinal cord injuries. In addition, the Canadian Paraplegic Association offers case management, service coordination and information services for clients, their families, employers, community agencies and the government.
Long-standing Community Involvement and Support
The Canadian Parapalegic Association was founded in 1945 by a group of Second World War veterans. These veterans came home paralyzed and were determined not to spend the remainder of their lives in hospital. Since then, the association’s efforts have expanded nationwide. They rely on donations to provide vital assistance towards supporting people with paraplegia, quadriplegia and other physical disabilities.