Peer Support

Peer Support at SCI Ontario assists people who are experiencing the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) in their lives by complementing professional services provided in acute hospitals, rehabilitation centers and community based health and social service agencies.

Trained Peer Support volunteers are people with personal experience with a SCI and family members of persons with SCI. They have made a positive adjustment and are willing to help those who are newly injured and their families throughout their journey to rehabilitation. For people with new SCI, thinking about the challenges of the future can be daunting. But, nobody should have to contemplate these life changes in isolation. By listening, sharing their own experiences and providing practical information, volunteers provide one-to-one support to persons who have sustained an injury and their families.

"Finding my Peer Support Volunteer was a real turning point for me. He opened my eyes to what was possible. He answered my tough personal questions with honesty and a positive attitude. That made my recovery a whole lot better." - Kevin


Contact us at peerconnections@sciontario.org to see how you can get involved.

Thank you to all our sponsors presented above for helping make our programs available!