Therapeutic Climbing Program Sundays from January 29th - March 5th, 2023 About the Canadian Ada12tive Climbing Society CACSt Our mission is to create opportunities for individuals living with barriers to benefit from climbing, and our vision is that 'Everyone Can Climb'. The ultimate goal is to make the climbing community a more inclusive and accessible [...]
BC Rehab funds another $25,000 on door openers for individuals in B.C.
BC Rehab has been teaming up with Technology for Living (TfL) and the Kinsmen Foundation to install automatic door opener to individuals with disabilities across British Columbia. “Technology for Living (TfL) has recently assisted me with the installation of an automatic door opener. For which I am extremely thankful to TfL and BC Rehab Foundation. [...]
Congratulations to the 2022 Gert Vorsteher Bursary Winners!
The Gert Vorsteher Memorial Bursary for students with disabilities was created by British Columbia Rehabilitation Foundation in 2014 to award two educational grants of $5,000 each to British Columbians with a physical disability who intend to pursue post-secondary education that will lead to employment and greater personal independence. This years winners are Tarryn (Sal) Tisdale, [...]
New Nustep Recumbent Cross Trainer for the rehab unit at Holy Family Hospital
BC Rehab granted $11,492 to purchase a Nustep Recumbent Cross Trainer for the rehab unit at Holy Family Hospital. “We are so incredibly grateful for BC Rehab Foundation’s support and we were so proud to be able to show Ian (in person!) the equipment you funded.” Alexandra Erjavec Manager, Seniors Care & Healthy Aging [...]
2022 Gert Vorsteher Award Winners
The awards, which are accompanied by a $5,000 bursary, are given annually to individuals who have shown remarkable determination towards pursuing their rehabilitation goals at G.F. Strong Centre and have, in turn, regained their personal independence. BC Rehab hosts the event in the GF Strong gymnasium and presented up to eight awards to recipients from [...]
BC Rehab funds $5000 toward accessibility improvement for women in the Downtown Eastside
"You did it! Thanks to you, we finally have our long-awaited access ramp. Please share our gratitude with everyone at the BC Rehab Foundation for supporting this much-needed project. Here is a photo of the finished product - we’re all very proud of it! Work on the access ramp was completed last month, much to [...]
Accommodation support for GF Strong Patients
In March 2022, BC Rehab Society will be piloting a new way of providing accommodation for family members who must travel to Vancouver to see GF Strong patients. Upon approval of a written application, BCRS will book and pay for beneficiaries to stay at Easter Seals House, located at 24th and Oak Street in [...]
MOVE’s Supported Therapeutic Exercise Program (STEP) provides supported therapeutic exercise and access to adapted equipment for low-income individuals living with disabilities. This program is customized to address the unique and complex needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities. STEP includes the development of individualized exercise programs, full access to MOVE’s specialized gym equipment, [...]