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Voices Blog

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Insights and information for and by our community on issues related to accessibility, advocacy and living the life you choose.

Emergency Preparedness: Be bold. Be Safe. Be Proactive
Your Emergency Preparedness On a good day with clean air and blue skies, people with SCI can experience a surge
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Farewell to SCIO’s Attendant Services
March 31, 2020 marks the end of SCIO’s fiscal year, as well as the day we say farewell to our
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COVID-19 guidance for SCI community
People living with a spinal cord injury often have a harder time with breathing and lung function. This information sheet
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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Wheelchair
Whether it’s your first purchase or your fifth, it pays to take an audit of your needs and environment.
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Why I Love My Wheelchair
Whatever your lifestyle and daily habits, there is a wheelchair just right for you.
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8 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home
By Chris Gaspar November is Fall Prevention Month, and with that in mind, we thought it was important to give
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Prevention is the Best Medicine
By Joanne Smith In my previous career as a television host and producer, I had privilege of travelling across Canada
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Small Changes, Big Payoff: Making Your Kitchen More Accessible
By Kathy Pringle Kitchens can be tough to navigate for just about anyone. Who hasn’t burnt a roast or reached
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Disability Questions for the 2019 Federal Election
By Chris Gaspar With the 2019 Canadian federal election on October 21st, Canadian voters turn their attention to the issues
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Best Places to Go in Your Modified Vehicle
By Marilyn Stafford I didn’t grow up as an explorer, but I like to travel now. I may have caught
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Vehicle Modification Can Change Your Life
By Marco Ferrara, Founder of Universal Motion Wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive driving equipment bring greater freedom for individuals and
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Meet Jesse Heuberman
Jesse, a Rolling Raptors team member and Wheelchair Basketball National Team hopeful, fell in love with the sport five years
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Fast (and Furious) Facts on Vehicle Modification
By: Emma Lavery Freedom and autonomy are invaluable to our mental health, and in North America, one of the most
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5 Essential Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel
By: Emma Lavery As the great poet Dr Seuss once said, “You’re off to great places. Today is your day.
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Top 10 Adaptive Sex Techniques
Living with a spinal cord injury will likely mean getting a little more creative with your approach to sexual intimacy.
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Rediscovering your sexuality with a disability
by Gabriella Carafa, Social Worker and University Lecturer There are a lot of life changes when you develop issues with
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Five Ways to Create a Barrier-Free Storefront
By: Emma Lavery Take a walk around your business. What do you see? Are there steps leading you through the
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The Top 5 Myths when Hiring Employees Living with Disability
By: Chris Gaspar Finding a job can be tough for most people. For people with disabilities, it can be even
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Discovering Employment Services with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
By: Chris Gaspar There’s an expression that job hunting is often a job in itself. I’ve discovered that this is
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Access Pride: Accessibility Services Available at the Toronto Pride Parade
By: Emma Lavery Happy Pride Month, everyone! This June, LGBTQ2+ communities from around the world celebrate the freedom to be
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Top 10 Adaptive Activities to Try This Spring
By: Chris Gaspar As the weather gets warmer our thoughts turn to ways we can become more active, expand our
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