HSH Supports Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Peer Support Program

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HSHTeamHSH is proud to have been invited by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario support people with spinal cord injuries in central Ontario through a three-year sponsorship of the Peer Support Program offered by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. This program connects individuals with new spinal cord injuries to trained volunteers who have faced many of the same experiences.

We are committed to SCI Ontario’s vision “to champion excellence in service, advocacy and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.”  As “Top 10” Personal Injury Law Firms, as rated by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, our commitment extends beyond the services we provide in the court room. “We are with our clients starting at the initial adjustment period, and continuing all the way through their rehabilitation. We see the difference Peer Support makes to both people with a spinal cord injury and their family members,” explains David Levy, Managing Partner.

SCI Ontario Press Release

About SCI Ontario’s Peer Support Program

SCIOSCI Ontario’s Peer Support Program connects people living with spinal cord injuries to fully-trained volunteers who can share their experience and knowledge. We can connect family members, too! We complement professional services provided in acute hospitals, rehabilitation centres and community based health and social service agencies.

Trained Peer Support Volunteers are people with personal experience with an SCI and family members of people with injuries. Our volunteers have “been there; done that” and are willing to help those who are newly injured, and their families, as they adjust to life with an SCI.

For a person with a new SCI, thinking about the challenges of the future can be daunting. But, nobody should have to contemplate these life changes in isolation. By listening, sharing their own experiences and providing practical information, volunteers provide one-to-one support.

“Finding my Peer Support Volunteer was a real turning point for me. He opened my eyes to what was possible. He answered my tough personal questions with honesty and a positive attitude. That made my recovery a whole lot better.” – Kevin

Contact  peerconnections@sciontario.org  if you think you’d like to talk to someone or to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

For more information about SCI Ontario, click here.

For a listing of Upcoming Events, click here.


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