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About the Rick Hansen Institute 

A spin-off of the Rick Hansen Foundation, the Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization committed to accelerating the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries. Our vision is a world without paralysis after spinal cord injury.

Learn more about our four programs: Cure, Care, Consumer and Commercialization.

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Stories of Inspiration 

My Wonderfully Ordinary Life

Karen developed a spinal cord injury at the age of 15. Despite the many challenges, Karen didn’t let her injury stop her from achieving her goals. She has since gone on to have a successful career as a paediatric social worker, is a passionate advocate for spinal cord injury care and is also a wife and mother of two young children. Read Karen's story.

Read more stories of inspiration of individuals living with SCI and the health care professionals working to make a difference in their lives. 

Read a message from Rick Hansen and learn more about SCI centres of excellence, research, peer support and counselling, equipment and services and facts about SCI.

Recent Publications

Model for bridging the translational 'valleys of death' in spinal cord injury research. The Rick Hansen Institute has developed a model for translational research in the field of spinal cord injury. This paper describes how RHI's unique model works and lessons learned. Download the complete article here.

Modeling the Patient Journey from Injury to Community Reintegration for Persons with Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in a Canadian Centre. The Access to Care and Timing project team has published a paper describing the development of a computer simulation model of patient flow in BC. Read the open access article here.

The Economic Burden of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Canada. RHI's research team has published a paper on the economic burden of traumatic SCI. The paper appears in the June 2013 edition of Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada.  Read the full publication here.

Atlas CoverRehabilitation Environmental Scan Atlas: Capturing Capacity in Canadian SCI Rehabilitation. This Atlas examines the complexities of SCI rehab, describes the current state of practice and maps the actions required to standardize and transform practice by 2020. Download a free copy here.

SCI Community Survey. The SCI Community Survey is the largest study of its kind to ever be done in Canada among people with SCI. Read the preliminary analysis report here.

For more Scientific Reports and Presentations, click here.