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Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change

Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change is an unprecedented call to action and a plea for Canadian health-care providers and stakeholders to work in coordination to improve care and the health of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada.

The Manifesto, based on the consensus of 23 experts, outlines the long-term issues for people living with SCI: secondary health concerns; increased need and utilization of health-care services; and disparate access to care, services and expertise.

Click here to download the E-Scan Manifesto.

To cite:

Craven BC, Balioussis C, Noonan V, et al. Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network; 2014. Available from:

In the Atlas you will find:

  • The SCI Rehabilitation Framework derived from the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health by the study investigators
  • Rehab goals identified as a priority by individuals with SCI, and a meaningful discussion of what works and what doesn't in current practice
  • Spotlight best practice organizations, featuring programs with exemplary practice
  • Take home message on how to implement changes in practice and/or service delivery in clinical care, research and policy

Click here to download a copy of the Atlas (PDF 53 MB).

Click on the links below to view individual chapters:

To cite:

Craven BC, Verrier M, Balioussis C, Dalton W, Hsieh J, Noonan V, Rasheed A, Cherban E, Rehabilitation Environmental Scan Atlas: Capturing Capacity in Canadian SCI Rehabilitation: Rick Hansen Institute; 2012. Available from: