SCIO Advocacy Events Grant
The SCIO Advocacy Events Grant is an annual opportunity from Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to register for a chance to attend professional conferences relating to spinal cord injury, accessibility and living with a disability in Ontario. All expenses paid. We’re excited about inviting our community to register and get this party (conference) started!
“An Activist is a person who has experience with spinal cord injury and or has a friend or family member with SCI. He/she is an informed advocate interested in advancing SCIO’s public policy priorities and raising public awareness on behalf of the SCI community.”
Where? And When?
Applicants have the opportunity this year to be selected for these events:
#1 : National SCI Conference
Niagara Falls, Ontario
October 17 and 18
» Conference website
Register by September 6
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) is the SCI Community Engagement Partner of this conference and has received a grant from Ontario Neurtrauma Foundation (ONF) and the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) to send seven community members with SCI or a family member to attend.
#2 : Queen’s Park Day
Queen’s Park, Toronto
December 3, 2019
Every year we host a vibrant event at Queen’s Park in Toronto with SCIO community members and MPPs to bring awareness to important issues relating to living with an SCI in Ontario. Stay tuned for more details.
- Register as an interested conference guest on the form below
- Successful grant recipients for the National SCIO Conference will meet by teleconference by first week of October to discuss process.
- Together we will build a series of questions for every agenda item at the conference. Grant recipients will spread out and ask questions to each workshop and presentation and report back on them.
- Grant recipients will have the chance to ask your own questions and choose a portion of workshops and presentations to attend.
- Meet globally renowned researchers in the SCI space
- Network with researchers, clinicians and service providers across Canada and beyond
- Use research to solve your own health challenges
- Use technologies and new innovations to improve independence
- Connect. Learn. Share. Grow.
Can I bring an attendant to the event? What attendant resources are at these conferences? Are the conferences held in accessible locations? What kind of accommodations will be available? Are meals paid for? I am a family member of a person with SCI. Can I register? How will SCIO fund this conference to me directly?
Yes. If you require an attendant to travel with you, all expenses for your attendant will be covered: hours providing personal care, hotel based on your needs, and meals outside the conference offerings.
The conference will have attendant services available for all registrants at the conference.
Attendant services, rental equipment for your overnight stay at the hotel, accessible hotel and rooms, and accessible transportation.
Yes, those served at the conference and those outside the conference site but within an agreed period.
Yes, people with SCI and/or their family members are eligible to apply separately for the grant to attend.
Based on your needs, SCIO will provide a lump sum of funds for your participation. It is expected that you manage these funds to pay for your needs and services required independent from SCIO. If you need support, you can always contact us.
Can I bring an attendant to the event?
What attendant resources are at these conferences?
Are the conferences held in accessible locations?
What kind of accommodations will be available?
Are meals paid for?
I am a family member of a person with SCI. Can I register?
How will SCIO fund this conference to me directly?
To apply to receive a grant to attend the National SCI Conference or Queen’s Park Day, please complete this short online form by midnight, September 6. And Let’s Go!