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Peer Coaching

All our health coaches are Canadians who are themselves people with SCI. As peers, they know first-hand the experience of the condition. They are selected for their positive communication skills and nonjudgmental, open-minded attitude. Each coach is trained in active listening, action planning, and mental health.

Program Basics

The SCI & U Program covers health topics like medical issues, stress management, diet, and exercise; and behavior-change topics like problem solving and goal setting.

Most important, no one program looks alike. That’s because each program is designed around you — your health priorities and your health goals.

By the way, we’re a diverse team of specialists, several of us with SCI, who are researchers, clinicians, sports psychologists, designers, health promoters and more. The SCI & U Program is now in its final phase of a multi-year Canadian research project.

Interested in making a change? So are we.

Stay Tuned: We’re enrolling Canadians with SCI starting in the Fall 2019!

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More about our Research

The SCI & U Program was pilot tested between 2017 and 2018. We are now in the final phase of this multi-year project. A Canadian randomized control trial will begin in Fall 2019 and continue into 2020.

Pilot testing for American participants will begin in 2020.

You can find a published peer-reviewed research article with our story

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