Spinal Cord Injury PEI recently celebrated six months with their new Executive Director, Glen Flood.
Spinal Cord Injury PEI (SCI PEI) is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services to people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. The aim is to help achieve independence, self-reliance, and to promote full community awareness and participation.
A core staff of three provides peer support, community advocacy, and resources to its members and the community. Glen Flood is the organization’s new Executive Director. He brings two decades of non-profit management experience to his role.
“I engage with SCI PEI’s Board of Directors and support their initiatives,” he says. “My role also includes grant writing, fund-raising, and advocating for the organization’s members on a variety of issues. For instance, I am talking with the City of Charlottetown, taxi companies and other organizations to get bylaws passed that ensure there are more accessible taxis on the road.”
“We offer peer support and are working on creating videos on accessible homes and vehicles. Our Administrative Assistant Cassie McPhee will be playing an important role in that kind of work. We also keep in contact with the provincial government to talk about resources SCI PEI can tap into for our clients to help fund controls for a vehicle, or the vehicle itself.”
Their Needs Network is a hub for disability-related needs: accessible housing, assistive devices, and various aids for daily living. People are encouraged to call the SCI PEI office if they need help in acquiring necessities.
Another resource available provides a no-cost accessibility audit to businesses and events. Community Outreach Coordinator Alan Stanley visits businesses and event venues to see if they comply with current disabled access regulations and best practice standards.
Congratulations to the Spinal Cord Injury team!