Province of BC Provides $5 Million to BC-SCI Network To Support People With Disabilities

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| Feb 08, 2017 |

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society is thrilled to announce that as part of its mandate to make BC the most progressive province in Canada for Canadians with physical disabilities, the Province of BC announced today that it will provide the BC-SCI Community Services Network with $5 million over 5 years.

The BC-SCI Community Services Network is made up of BC Wheelchair Sports Association, BC Wheelchair Basketball SocietySpinal Cord Injury BCThe Neil Squire Society and the Sam Sullivan Disability FoundationThe funding will help support the growth and efficiency of the Network over the next five years, including:

  • Providing supports and services to more individuals with physical disabilities throughout the province.
  • Promoting and updating education and information resources covering all aspects of living with a physical disability, including housing, finding employment, and physical and mental health.
  • Increasing services to enhance active living and community participation.
  • Promoting best practices in care and support.
  • And developing and providing assistive and adaptive technologies.

“As reflected in the goals of the Province of BC’s Accessibility 2024 initiative, it is an exciting and progressive time for people with disabilities in BC," said BCWBS Executive Director Sian Blyth. "With this generous support from the Province of BC, the partner organizations of the BC Spinal Cord Injury Network will be able to work more efficiently and effectively together in providing British Columbians with disabilities in all regions of the province the information, skills, and confidence they need to live, work, and be active members of our communities.”

To learn more about today's announcement, click here.

For all media inquiries, please contact Sian Blyth, Executive Director
Email: sian@bcwbs.ca
Cell: 604-202-7364

About the BC SCI Community Services Network