The rehabilitation and social integration of people suffering a trauma to the spinal cord is successful only through the collaboration of many different people and organisms, who pool their resources and expertise. If MEMO-Qc can help people with spinal cord injuries have a more harmonious life through its integration services, it is due in large part to its many partnerships.
Specifically, we maintain a constant process of consultation with IRGLM, IRDPQ, and the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, establishments specializing in the rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries. We have instituted annual meetings to discuss everyday situations faced by disabled people in their rehabilitation, create awareness of various issues relevant to the program managers, conduct regular monitoring, set goals and find ways of collaborating to improve the rehabilitation of our members in these centers.
Here is a list of organizations for which we participate in consultation and coordination:
- SCI Trauma Centre Steering Committee based in Eastern Quebec, consisting of the Quebec Physical Rehabilitation Institute, Enfant-Jésus Hospital and the Agency for Health and Social Services in Quebec;
- Joint Coordination Committee of the Centres of Expertise for SCI in Western Quebec, consisting of the Sacré-Coeur Hospital, the Gingras-Lindsay Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, the Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau and the Agency for Health and Social Services of Montreal;
- Clinical Research Group on Rehabilitation of People with spinal cord injury, led by Dr. Luc Noreau;
- SCI Solutions Committee in Quebec: an initiative of MEMO-Qc, this committee works to find structural solutions for people with SCI. It is composed of representatives of the SCI Centres in Eastern and Western Quebec, the Quebec Association of Wheelchair Sports (AQSFR), the MEMO-Qc Foundation, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS) and the Provincial Network of Rehabilitation Research.
- A committee on housing and residential adaptations, including community organizations concerned with this issue;
- Programming committees of members of the rehabilitation centers outreach services (IRDPQ IRGLM, CRLB);
- Health Agencies and Social Services of Montreal and Quebec – working to solve specific issues;
- Praxis Spinal Cord Institute – working on various projects related to quality of life and research in a national perspective;
- Zone Loisir Montérégie for the implementation of the Tourism and Recreation Accompanying Vignette in the national capital region.