See life from a different perspective

Spend the day in a wheelchair and understand some of the challenges a person with a spinal cord injury and other mobility disabilities must overcome to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation.

Chair-Leaders is a partnership between Spinal Cord Injury Alberta and Calgary Health Trust in support or the Tertiary Neuro Rehabilitation Program at Foothills Medical Centre.

Chair-Leaders: Swap Chairs for a Day

Date: May 25, 2015
Time: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Mount Royal University
4825 Mt Royal Gate SW 
Calgary, AB

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, in partnership with Calgary Health Trust, is pleased to present the fifth annual Chair-Leaders Enabling Access event in Calgary.

Chair-Leaders is a one-day event taking place on May 25, 2015 that involves community leaders, including government officials, CEOs and mayors from across Canada and focuses on the issue surrounding accessibility and mobility for persons with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. These leaders will literally "swap chairs for a day," opting to spend the entire day in a wheelchair, wheeling through their workday and allowing them to gain a first-hand perspective into what those with spinal cord injuries face on a day-to-day basis.

Funds raised from the 2015 event will be shared between Spinal Cord Injury Alberta for their programs and services and Calgary Health Trust in support of the Tertiary Neuro Rehabilitation Program at Foothills Medical Centre, which serves patients and families from Southern Alberta to interior British Columbia and into Western Saskatchewan.

Calgary Health Trust and Spinal Cord Injury Alberta are currently looking participants and sponsors for this engaging and meaningful event. Your involvement will help shape Alberta's future in becoming a frontrunner to a barrier-free province. 

For more information on how to participate or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shahr Savizi, Community Engagement Officer, Calgary Health Trust or our offices.