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#BeAHero2020: The Heroes of SCIA

We are still blown away by the level of support for this year's Be A Hero campaign.

106 Heroes signed up to help our national exercise service NeuroMoves and smashed our original target of $50,000 within the first week! We raised the target to $65,000, and our Heroes swooped in and smashed that target too!

We're on the verge of $80,000, and we want to thank and acknowledge all of our participants, donors and our NeuroMoves teams for making this happen.

Participants from across Australia harnessed their unique superhero abilities to walk, wheel, box, lift, crawl and ski their way through September.

Check out some of our Heroes from this year's campaign.

Head to BeAHero.scia.org.au to support these legends!


2020 Election of the Board of Directors

Shape the future of SCIA by becoming a Board Member

Nominations are called for the following positions on the Board of Directors for Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA):

  • Three Directors

Only members who are eligible to vote may be nominated for, or elected to any office of the Board of SCIA. 

Members who are employed by SCIA cannot be nominated. Nominations must be in writing and must be signed by two members of the company and include the consent in writing of the nominee as per the SCIA Constitution. If you require a copy mailed to you please contact the Company Secretary. 

In case of the need for an electronic ballot, due to there being more nominations than the available positions, nomination forms must be accompanied by a profile statement (in a Word format A4 with a word count no more than 200 words) and a photo from the nominee. This statement should include details about the nominee's qualifications, experience, biographical notes, vision, commitments, etc. 

Download the 2020 Election of the Board of Directors nomination form.

Nomination forms must be received by Shirley Carpenter, Company Secretary, by 5pm Thursday 22 October, 2020.


Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week: September 7 - 13

This year's Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week highlights a very important message: Accessibility equals opportunity.

Access is not only about physically accessing venues and services, it's about providing a comprehensive, accurate information for people to be able to find quickly and easily.

Information is key to making society a better, more inclusive, place and empowering everyone within it.

As businesses and tourism destinations recover from the impact of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to provide people with spinal cord damage the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their local communities.

When a community is accessible, everybody wins.

During the week we will be updating you with information to empower you to make more informed choices and things you can do to help pave the way to better accessibility.

Here are some tips and recommendations:


SCIA's Social Enterprise has changed my life. After training and building confidence, I've been working for the last 12 years.

John Davis


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