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Ontario SCI Alliance

Partners for Good

The Ontario SCI Alliance is co-led by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF). Together, 250 key provincial stakeholders and strategic partners of researchers, service providers, policy makers, funders and people with spinal cord injury address and resolve systemic barriers in Ontario. We have a clear vision and are getting things done.

Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Alliance Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2020  |  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join us in a multi-stakeholder meeting where we review and update the SCI Community on strategic research underway throughout the SCI continuum in Ontario and align efforts to address and resolve systemic barriers that impact the quality of life of people with SCI.  In this meeting, you will learn various initiatives led by Alliance members with opportunities to provide feedback, create new collaborations, and work with partners that strengthen the goals and objectives of the consortium.  We encourage your participation.

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Agenda and Speaker Information

1:00 pm: Peter Athanasopoulos

1:05: Cathy Craven and Dalton Wolfe
Advancing Service Delivery, Quality Practice, and Knowledge over the first 18 months of sustaining a SCI

  • The SCI Consortium: Moving from Concept to Reality

1:20 pm: Q&A

1:30 pm : Jamie Milligan
Advancing a Primary Care and Virtual Care Strategy for SCI in Ontario

1:45 pm: Q&A

1:55 pm: Patrick Boily
Beyond 2020 – Looking Ahead as Home and Community Care Organizations

2:10 pm: Q&A

2:20 pm: Emily Giroux and Peter Athanasopoulos
Progress Towards the Ontario SCI Alliance Strategic Plan

2:35: Q&A

2:45 pm: John Gregory
Business Case Development – #peerforfree campaign

3:00 pm:  Q&A

3:05 pm: Peter Athanasopoulos
Final Remarks and Question Period


Peter Athanasopoulos

Peter Athanasopoulos is the Director of Public Policy at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. 

Cathy Craven

Dr. Cathy Craven is the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/ University of Toronto Chair in Spinal Cord Injury SCI Rehabilitation and a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine with cross appointments in the Institutes of Health Policy Management and Evaluation and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Craven is a Senior Scientist at KITE and leads the field with her clinical and research expertise in the prevention and management of osteoporosis and health service innovation for individuals living with spinal cord injury.


Dalton Wolfe

Dr. Dalton Wolfe is a Scientist at Parkwood Institute (SJHC London) and the leader of the R2P (Research 2 Practice) team at Parkwood that integrates clinical and research efforts to improve care and clinical outcomes. His primary research interest is in the area of knowledge mobilization and best practice implementation with a focus on physical activity and activity-based therapies. He co-leads the Ontario SCI Quality Care Consortium which focuses on implementation of quality indicators towards the enhancement of care across the 5 academic health centres involved in SCI rehabilitation in the province of Ontario.


Jamie Milligan

Jamie Milligan is a family physician in Kitchener-Waterloo. Director of the Centre For Family Medicine Mobility Clinic, a primary care-based interprofessional clinic with the goal of assisting individuals with SCI and their primary care providers.



Patrick Boily

Patrick Boily is currently Director of Policy at the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA), the provincial association that represents not-for-profit home and community care health service providers in Ontario. In this role, he leads the development and implementation of OCSA’s advocacy, government relations, public policy and stakeholder engagement agenda. Patrick has a BA from McGill University and a Master’s in Public and International Affairs from York University.


Emily Giroux

Emily Giroux is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her research will focus on supporting community-based, spinal cord injury organizations to be active research partners when engaging in integrated knowledge translation. Since 2017, Emily has been working in partnership with the Ontario SCI Alliance as both a student intern and independent research consultant.


John Gregory

John Gregory has spent more than 25 years in healthcare communications working in Canada, UK and the USA for companies including Bayer, Smith & Nephew & Arjo. John is the project manager for our #peeforfree campaign. He produced the Canadian Intermittent Catheterization Best Practice Recommendations. John is the chapter leader for Hacking Health Waterloo and founded Milton Transitional Housing. Find him on Twitter @gregiej


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