BC Rehab works toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.

We promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.


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Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award

Gert Vorsteher Educational Bursary


I cannot say enough how much this has helped me in doing my transfers therefore
making it easier for me by a huge margin.

To all the personnel and the entire organization of B.C. Rehab, I wanted to say how much you all mean to people with needs of all natures and without the financial resources to pay for it all across B.C. Your kindness in this make US feel like we are part of the normal population and NOT excluded from this.

A 46 year-old female client with a Spinal Cord Injury

Thank-you so much for approving the grant for my attendant control joystick. Having the attendant control joystick allows the staff to assist me when we are in difficult areas to move around more easily and also the possibility to take control if I have a seizure. This allows me to keep safe in my home and in the community without the stress and worry.

I am really enjoying my increased independence in my new motorized wheelchair both in my home and in the community. It is wonderful to know I received support from such a great organization like BC Rehab Foundation.

A 30-year-old male client with Cerebral Palsy

I want to express my gratitude and thanks to your Foundation for providing $3000 in funding towards a reconditioned wheelchair and the parts required.

I suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident in July 1996. Over the years I’ve had to copy physically, mentally and financially because of my disability. One thousand dollars of your donation went to the purchase of an almost new wheelchair; the other $2000 is being used to upgrade the chair with a new back and cushions and with sip/puff hardware.

Thank you so much for your generous assistance.

A 55-year-old male client who is a quadriplegic
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2022 Gert Vorsteher Awards

 The award program is designed to recognize individuals who have been faced with life-changing injuries and have demonstrated courage and perseverance in regaining their personal independence. 


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