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A second financial assistance program for people living with a spinal cord injury


Montreal, January 25th, 2018 – MEMO-Qc is glad to announce the creation of the Fonds 33, implemented as a result of a collaboration between the Fondation MEMO-Qc and the Fondation 33. The Fonds 33 offers financial support to improve the quality of life of people living with a spinal cord injury.

Walter Zelaya, Executive Director of MEMO-Qc, thanks Maxime Girard, Executive Director of Fondation 33, for the realization of this $ 75,000 partnership over three years to financially support people with a spinal cord injury who are dealing with financial stresses as a result of their injury. This fund is the second financial assistance program launched by the Fondation MEMO-Qc since the fall. The first program supports clients with a spinal cord injury with a financial support of up to $ 1,000 and applications can be submitted throughout the year. The Fonds 33, meanwhile, offers a larger financial aid of up to $ 5,000.

The fund aims to promote the improvement of the quality of life, autonomy, social integration, to give respite to the person concerned as well as his/her entourage and allow access to services or care that are not covered or which are not accessible for different reasons.

Fonds 33 will support MEMO-Qc members in their health, social services, recreation and education needs. Financial support can help cover the costs of home adaptations, the purchase of specialized equipment, access to a resource or health specialist, the purchase of tickets for cultural or sport activities, or a trip for a caregiver, an attendant or the costs of training.

All applications must be completed between February 1st and February 28th, 2018. Applications will be analyzed during the month of March and a written response will be given to the applicants during the month of April.

For eligibility criteria and to access the Fonds 33 form, visit For more information on Fonds 33, please contact Rita Hanitramalala at 514 341-7272 ext. 227, 1 877 341-7272 ext. 227, or by email at To learn more about Foundation 33, visit its website

Source: Dominic Dagenais, Communications Officer
514-341-7272 ext. 229


New Spinal Injured Member Support Program


Montreal, October 18th, 2017 – Fondation Moelle épinière et motricité Québec is pleased to announce the creation of the Spinal Injured Member Support Program, which aims to help members of MÉMO-Qc with spinal cord injury and their families.

Indeed, this program is aimed at people who have difficulty meeting a significant and non-recurring need, which is not covered, or only partially covered, by paying agents or government institutions. The Foundation’s support can reach up to $ 1,000. Each request will be treated confidentially.

Through its foundation, MEMO-Qc’s management and board of directors want to support in a timely and concrete way individuals who in the current context face financially difficult situations because of their condition of people living with spinal cord injury.

To find out the eligibility criteria and to access the support application form, please visit For more information, please contact Rita Hanitramalala at 514 341-7272 ext. 227, 1-877-341-7272 ext. 227, or by email at

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Source : Dominic Dagenais, Communications Officer
514 341-7272  ext. 229