Canada starts process to ratify UN Convention on Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Gov't of Canada Launches Online Consultations on Ratification of UN Convention on Rights of Persons With Disabilities Canadians can provide their views on ratification and implementation online at

BC Paraplegic Association Peer wins a 2009 National Jazz Award

Joe Coughlin, a talented jazz musician, BC Paraplegic Association Peer and relentless supporter of people with disabilities was one of the winners of the 2009 National Jazz Awards, held May 14th in Toronto. Joe was awarded Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year for…Read More

Breaking Down Barriers

Stephanie Cadieux, former Director of Marketing & Development at the British Columbia Paraplegic Association, is now the new BC Liberal MLA for Surrey-Panorama Ridge. She is the first woman with a physical disability to be elected to the BC Legislature;…Read More

BC Paraplegic Association Board Member named recipient of a 2009 Courage To Come Back Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to BC Paraplegic Association Board member Lori Slater, chosen as the 2009 Courage to Come Back Award recipient in the medical category.

BC Paraplegic Association Peer nominated for a National Jazz Award

BC Paraplegic Association Peer and 2008 Male Vocalist of the Year, Joe Coughlin, has again been honoured with a nomination for male vocalist of the year for the 2009 National Jazz Awards. CONGRATS Joe and Good Luck this year! If you'd like to vote for Joe…Read More

BC Paraplegic Association Peer named recipient of a 2009 Courage To Come Back Award!

Coast Mental Health announced BC Paraplegic Association Peer Vivian Garcia as the recipient of the 2009 Courage To Come Back Award in the Physical Rehabilitation category. As a volunteer with the New Westminster Special Services and Access Committee;…Read More

Follow the BC Paraplegic Association on YouTube! Check out our new Employment Headstart Program video!

Subscribe to our new YouTube channel to see any videos we add! our first addition: The BC Paraplegic Association's video outlining our program to help and encourage people with spinal cord injuries to get back to…Read More
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