We, the Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association (SCPA), are a registered non-profit charity focused on helping individuals affected by Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association is a registered nonprofit charity focused on helping individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the province of Saskatchewan. Our mission is to ensure individuals with cerebral palsy the right to opportunities to achieve their fullest potential through education, health care and access to all amenities of the community.
In April of 1985, a small group of Saskatchewan parents, distraught about the limited resources available for their children, came together. Their immediate concern was the shortage of therapy and services. Through this meeting, the group of parents came together with a goal in mind, and thus formed the Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a term used to describe a group of conditions that affect a person's movement, muscle coordination, balance and posture. When breaking down the term, cerebral means having to do with the brain, while palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscle.
Cerebral Palsy can come in many different forms and severities. CP can be as mild as having a weakness in one hand, ranging up to an almost complete lack of movement. In some cases, movements of individuals with CP can be unpredictable, muscles can be stiff/tight, in other cases, individuals may have shaky movements or tremors. Regardless of severity, CP is the most common motor disability in childhood.
Individuals with CP can go to school, get jobs/have careers, get married, raise families and live their lives to the fullest!
For over 35 years, the Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association's Board of Directors has been a group of dedicated parents and persons volunteering to serve the needs of individuals and families living with cerebral palsy in Saskatchewan. Through funding initiatives, supports, and community projects, we move forward to ensure people in Saskatchewan living with cerebral palsy are "living a life without limits."
Each person on our Board brings passion, energy and devotion to everything they do for the association. The SCPA is proud of this group of individuals that are volunteering to dedicate their time and energy to make this association amazing!!
Board of Directors Officers
President - Jaime Winkler
Vice President - Gladys Weir
Treasurer - Position Open
Secretary - Amy Hedin
Members at Large
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