Manitoba Providing $3M to Assist Those Living with Spinal Cord Injuries

Rick Hansen
Rick Hansen (L), Maggie Lee Grant and Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee at the Manitoba Legislature in 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The province is spending $3 million over the next five years to assist Manitobans living with spinal cord injuries.

Partnering with the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Manitoba chamber of the Canadian Paraplegic Association, the funding will help those affected transition back into their homes and jobs, and further advance health and research initiatives in the province.

“Today’s announcement is both a testament to the incredible work that has been done by Manitobans to make a difference in the lives of those with spinal cord injury and other disabilities in the province, and recognition for what we all will be able to achieve in the future as we continue to work together,” Canadian Paralympian Rick Hansen said on Tuesday in Winnipeg.

About 3,100 Manitobans have a spinal cord injury, with an additional 60 injuries each year.


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