SCI Alberta was initially founded as an organization of peer volunteers who offered help to injured veterans. It was recognized early on that access to the support of people who have personal experience living with a disability leads to improved emotional and physical well-being.
Peers provide support, mentoring, coaching, and information that contributes to individuals’ successful recovery and transition. Peers are also role models, offering hope to those who may need it. Peers are recognized as being central to adjustment in many spheres of community-based rehabilitation.
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Funding for outings is granted in three categories (based on individualized service plans):
The CAPCC initiative was created in response to a recommendation of the 2005 MLA Task Force on Continuing Care Health Service and Accommodation Standards. This task force revealed that while some facilities have recreational and leisure programming, it is not always age appropriate.
Further more, individualized support for those who wish to attend community activities or programs on their own is limited. As a result, individuals not interested in group activities/outings remain isolated within the facility, often in their rooms for most of the day. Many of these individuals struggle with social isolation and loneliness.
The Government of Alberta, Alberta Human Services is responsible for funding the CAPCC initiative and provides contract funding to organizations, like Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, across the province to deliver the CAPCC program.