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Our Vision & Mission

The heart of who we are

Our essential goals have been intact since 1945, when our founders, having sustained spinal cord injury, returned to Ontario from the Second World War and rejected institutionalization as their lot in life. That spirit of moving boldly forward, of living the life you choose in spite of overwhelming challenges, characterizes our charity today, thanks to our active, caring community.

Our Vision

People with spinal cord injury living the life they choose in a fully inclusive Ontario.

Our Mission

We deliver and champion excellence in service, support and advocacy for people with spinal cord injury.

Leading the way

We follow our founders’ lead every day as we work to increase the health, mobility and options of those living with spinal cord injury all across this province. It’s a profoundly important job that is accomplished through an unwavering commitment to the person behind the injury, and by maintaining active relationships with the people and communities we serve and work alongside.

  • As a registered Canadian charity, we inspire organizations and individuals to learn about issues relating to living with a spinal cord injury, and to take philanthropic action to effect change.
  • We work with municipal and provincial governments to make changes on systemic levels.
  • We work together with health care providers across Ontario to protect the health and well-being of people living with spinal cord injury.
  • And we work directly with our clients and their families in large and small communities throughout the long and challenging journey from injury to recovery to rehabilitation to independent living.

We know our work is having the kind of positive, lasting impact our founders set forth to accomplish, confirmed by a snapshot of some of our 2017-18 facts and figures:


2,039

clients
served

5

major changes
to government policy

2,766

inquiries to our
Employment Resource Centre


 

2,726

cold calls to
potential employers

3,449

devoted
supporters

hundreds

trained in
disability awareness


Other things to know about SCIO:

Join us!

We invite you to join our e-community, support our work as an individual donor or corporate partner, or get involved in any way that works for you.

If you have a spinal cord injury or are a family member of someone who does and want to tap into our resources or services, we are here to help.

 

? Ask Us
Not sure how we can help? Looking for answers? Connect with InfoLine:
Call 1-877-422-1112 or
416-422-5644, ext. 213