Project Grant recipients

Some of our recent Project Grant recipients include:

  • Hydration station

    Hydration Station

    BC Rehab is pleased to announce a new program focused on supporting clients at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. The BC Rehab Hydration Station program provides clients in need with the proper water bottle devices to increase their daily hydration. The program was created through a partnership between GF Strong’s Department of Occupational Therapy and BC Rehab.

    The Hydration Station launched in April 2012 with two types of water bottle devices offered by BC Rehab. One water bottle is ideal for Acquired Brain Injury clients and those with hand dexterity; the second model is a camelback water bottle that can be hooked on the back of a wheelchair and water is accessed through a straw. You can see BC Rehab pass staff member Pam McHugh giving out the very first hydration device to Mr. Hugh Williams on April 22nd, 2012 in the photo. pam-waterbottle.jpg

    According to Tracey Findlay, Practice Leader, Speech-Language Pathology at GF Strong: “The BC Rehab Hydration Project is beneficial to the clients at GF Strong because good nutrition and hydration are an essential part of the recovery process. This project increases access to hydration for the clients.” By assisting clients to hydrate themselves, we are facilitating and enabling them to be more independent and accountable for their health. Hydration Station also seeks to address barriers that may exist for some clients, such as limited finances or those who do not have nearby family members to pick up such equipment, by providing a donated service. All clients must submit a simple referral form which is signed off on by a therapist on their rehab team.

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    GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre use only.
    Hydration Project Application.
    For more information please contact Trynka Gogal

  • Live it! Love it! Foundation

    Live it! Love it! Foundation

    BC Rehab granted $2400 worth of project grant funding to cover the accommodation costs for housing participants during the Freewheel camp.

  • Realwheels Theatre Society

    Realwheels Theatre Society

    BC Rehab granted $500 to sponsor the show tickets and attendance of people with disabilities.

  • Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association

    Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association

    BC Rehab granted $540 to support components of the annual costs associated with Troy the therapeutic horses care.

  • Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

    BC Rehab granted $1,500 to support instructor costs associated with program delivery for their 12-week Dance Without Limits program.

  • BC Wheelchair Basketball

    BC Wheelchair Basketball

    BC Rehab granted $3,742 towards the purchase of two sport wheelchairs

  • BC Mobility Opportunities Society

    BC Mobility Opportunities Society

    BC Rehab granted $3,400 towards the purchase of a trailrider.

  • Horsefly Seniors Activity and Wellness Society

    BC Rehab granted $5,000 to construct an exterior covered accessibility ramp on the Old Fire Hall Centre in Horsefly, BC.

  • Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

    Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

    BC Rehab granted $4,500 for three puppies support and training to become wheelchair assistance dogs for people living with a physical disability.

  • Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC

    BC Rehab granted $3,800 towards an adaptive swing for children with disabilities

  • Tetra Society

    BC Rehab granted $3,300 for parts to build assistive devices and $500 for the 2014 Gizmo Sponsorship.

  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia

    BC Rehab granted $10,000 towards enabling accessibility for Crisis Centre, Volunteers and Staff.

  • BC Association for Individualized Technology and Supports for People with Disabilities

    BC Association for Individualized Technology and Supports for People with Disabilities

    BC Rehab granted $7,500 towards the Open Door Project.

  •  Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association

    Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association

    BC Rehab granted $3,000 towards the power hoist & mounting apparatus for Adaptive Riding Program at Pony Pals.

  • Kickstart Disability Arts and Cultural Fest

    Kickstart Disability Arts and Cultural Fest

    BC Rehab donate $5000 to the Kickstart Disability Arts and Cultural Festival, a visual art exhibit showcasing 20 artists from the disability community across Canada.

    BC Rehab granted $900 towards the equipment rental to The Fine Line project.

  • BC Wheelchair Sports

    BC Wheelchair Sports

    BC Rehab donated $12,500 toward the coordination and execution of the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships taking place in Richmond, BC.
  • Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference

    Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference

    BC Rehab granted $20,000 toward the facilitation of the 21st Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference, making BC Rehab a platinum sponsor for the event.
  • Vancouver Adapted Music Society

    Vancouver Adapted Music Society

    BC Rehab granted $5000 toward the Musical Passages project which develops new technologies for people with any level of mobility to control and create music using adaptive video game controllers and the motions of wheelchairs.
  • Farmers on 57th

    Farmers on 57th

    BC Rehab granted $8000 to the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities toward the development of their wheelchair accessible garden which is planned, planted and tended by George Pearson Centre residents.
  • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD)

    BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD)

    'Bringing the Garden to the Table and the Bedside' at George Pearson Centre is the most recent program funded by BC Rehab at the Farmers on 57th site at George Pearson Centre. This program will be aimed at integrating food cultivation with enjoying and consuming the food at Pearson Centre.
  • Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities in Langley, BC

    Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities in Langley, BC

    PRDA was successful in obtaining project funding from BC Rehab to sponsor ‘Happy’ who is a wheelchair lift-trained horse. Our sponsorship will support Happy's needs for a full year of the therapeutic riding program.
  • Horsefly River Roundtable Community Association

    Horsefly River Roundtable Community Association

    Accessible Salmon Habitat Viewing Trail Walkway and Riverside Platform
  • Sandy Hook Community Association via Hidden Groves Legacy Committee

    The Sandy Hook Community Association has been successful in applying to BC Rehab for funding to construct accessible trails to make the Hidden Groves Ancient Forest (located in Sechelt, BC) available to people with disabilities.
  • Arion Therapeutic Riding Association (ATRA) in Kelowna, BC

    Adaptive Equipment for Therapeutic Riding Association
  • Habitat for Humanity (H4H) Society of Greater Vancouver

    Habitat for Humanity (H4H) Society of Greater Vancouver

    BC Rehab provided funding for a fully accessible unit that is part of a current Habitat build in Burnaby, BC.
    This unit will have many accessible features including a full bathroom with roll-in shower, open plan kitchen with roll-under kitchen sink and low height counters, low height light switches and extra wide door openings.
  • Sidney and North Sannich Memorial Park Society (MPS) / Mary Winspear Centre

    Wheelchair theatre seating within the Charlie White Theatre