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SCI Action Canada Director Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis speaks on the subject of EXERCISING FOR HEALTH, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL on Radio Canada International:

THE LINK - DOCTOR, DOCTOR
EXERCISING FOR HEALTH, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL

By RCI-The Link06 July 2010, 00h00
Our weekly health column examines the benefits of exercise, beyond weight loss. For one thing, physical activity can be just as effective in treating depression as anti-depressant medications. We talk to McMaster University exercise psychology professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.


SCI Action Canada Members Take Part in the Paralympic Torch Relay - March 5, 2010

 The Paralympic Torch Relay visited the City of Toronto.  SCI Action Canada was well represented at the event.  Rich VanderWal (Community Advisory Board) and Amy Latimer (Research Advisory Board) had the distinct honour of carrying the  torch. ParaSport Ontario (Community Partner) had sledge hockey demonstrations running throughout the day.


The Wheelchair as a Weapon - November 2, 2009

Classes build confidence and help participants get comfortable in their chairs.


Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion - June 14, 2009

The London Ontario Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion event is featured in this edition of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Newsletter, published by the Spinal Cord Injury Research Group at St. Joseph's Health Care London.


Student club raises $7,000 for MacWheelers

Mac Cares, a new student club focused on assisting disabled people, recently donated $7,000 to the MacWheelers, a specialized fitness and wellness program for people with spinal cord injury run by the kinesiology department.


Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario meets fundraising goal

SCI Action Canada sponsors two Wheelchair Relay Challenges held in Hamilton and Brantford, raising $70,000 for CPAO.


PARA-SCI: The Physical Activity Recall Assessment for People with Spinal Cord Injury - Now available: version française!

A reliable and validated tool for measuring physical activity among people with Spinal Cord Injury. Available for download together with guidelines and scripts for administering the tool.


Press Release: CWBA Proud to Announce "Bridging the Gap" Partnership

(Ottawa, ON) - The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (CWBA) is thrilled to announce that they have partnered with the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (Wheelchair Rugby) and Tennis Canada (Wheelchair Tennis) to bring the success of the "Bridging the Gap - getting physically active" program to the National level.