Helpful Resources


SCI-U is a website with a series of 10 multimedia courses about learning to live with spinal cord injury. The courses have been designed to provide information needed to live a healthy, active life. They were developed by people who live with SCI, in collaboration with researchers and clinicians. Click here to go to the SCI-U website.

SCIRE - comprehensive website focusing on rehabilitation and community reintegration

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) is a comprehensive website with a set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community reintegration. SCIRE reviews, evaluates, and translates existing research knowledge into a clear and concise format to inform health professionals and other stakeholders of best rehabilitation practices following SCI.

The SCIRE project is a Canadian research collaboration supported by ONF between scientists, clinicians and people with SCI in Vancouver, British Columbia and London, Ontario, as well as their respective health centres. For more information,visit the SCIRE website.  

Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury - e-learning resource for family physicians

The Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury is an e-learning resource, designed by ONF and the University of Ottawa, specifically for family physicians who are presently caring for, or are considering providing care for, persons with SCI in their practice. To learn more about this project, see our SCI Best Practice Implementation page. To access the e-learning modules go to Caring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury.

Ontario Spinal Cord Injury Solutions Alliance (OSCISA)

In its strategy to facilitate consumer engagement ONF undertakes many initiatives and participates in many activities including supporting SCI Injury Solutions Alliance. In 2007 ONF in partnership with SCIO developed OSCISA with mandate to bring together researchers, clinicians, community based service providers and people with SCI to identify research and care priority needs of individuals with SCI. OSCISA has membership of 140 individuals. Peter Athanasopoulos leads the activities of OSCISA in Ontario and is the liaison with National SCI community engagement organizations.