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Voices Blog

Every voice matters.

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

The Power of Community
In 2018, while studying at McMaster University, I was given the fantastic opportunity of doing a 4 month internship with
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Meet Chris Rice
Photographer, raver, adventurer and exercise enthusiast, Chris Rice (pictured with his sister on the CN Tower EdgeWalk) has been a
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Our Lexicon – Let’s Keep Communication Inclusive
In conversation, inappropriate words are like bricks. When used continuously and purposefully, we can build up large walls; walls which
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Get Social!
SCIO social media channels are a great place to connect with our community. We use four platforms to keep you
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Driving with an SCI
Modifying your vehicle so it suits your accessibility needs can be a very empowering process. Being in control of your
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Keeping Cool During the Hot Summer Days
We’re having a long hot summer here in Ontario! Here are some top tips for keeping cool and beating the
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Thunder Bay Opens a Wheelchair Tennis Court
Thunder Bay Tennis Centre is bringing athletes in the accessibility community an exciting opportunity in the form of wheelchair tennis.
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Corporate Training
Having an accessible workplace or business is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the law. As Ontario
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The Job Hunt
Gearing up for a job hunt can be daunting if you live with a spinal cord injury. SCIO is here
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Your Move, Ontario 2.0
Here are some results from our Election Day in Ontario campaign.
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Community-Led Communications
We’re proud to present a few recent changes in our communications.
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Meet Nancy Xia
Nancy Xia is employed at SCIO as our Community Resource & Education Assistant. When you enter the Lyndhurst Centre in
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Advice from a Sexual Health Trouble Shooter
“Sexuality is an important aspect of everyone’s life, whether you have a disability or not.”
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The Ship’s Captain Needs to Speak with you Immediately
A sticky note containing nine words changed peer volunteer, Tammy Paterson’s life forever.
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Time to Take the Guess Work Out of Fueling Up
Meet Niall El-Assad, a real person solving real problems.
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The Happiest Moment of My Life
In 2012, Chris Rice broke his neck in a driving accident. Five years later, he danced in front of 200
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Meet Carolyn and Mike
On Christmas Eve 2017, Carolyn found her husband Mike at the bottom of their staircase with no vital signs. Paramedics
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Meet Joanne Smith
A veteran of broadcasting (and voice-over artist for many of our videos), Certified Nutritionist and CEO of Fruitful Elements, Joanne
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