Here's (almost) everything you need to know about P&O.


INFORMATION & SUPPORT

The Amputee Coalition of Canada (ACC) was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization. Its goal is to improve and advance the quality of life of persons with limb loss.

The Amputee Coalition of America is a non-profit organization based in Manassas, Virginia. ACA's mission is to empower people with limb loss through education, support and advocacy.

The ACBC is a non-profit society working to provide peer support and visits, participate in research & development, and to take an active role in creating positive change for all persons with disabilities in BC.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre. As a free-standing facility with 78 rehabilitation beds, GF Strong provides inpatient and outpatient outreach and clinical support services to clients.

The War Amps is a Canadian nation-wide registered charitable organization operated under the direction of war amputees.

An online village like no other: the disability community’s socialmedia network. Special interest social media sites connecting our community in a revolutionary way.


P & O ORGANIZATIONS

The Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists & Orthotists (CBCPO) is the regulatory body for the prosthetic and orthotic profession within Canada.

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing business services and products to O&P professionals.

Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) is the representative national organization for the prosthetic and orthotic profession. 

ISPO Canada is Canada's National Member Society for the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. There are currently 51 National Member Societies worldwide.

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The AAOP is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

The ACPOC is an association of professionals who are involved in clinics providing prosthetic-orthotic care for children with limb loss or orthopaedic disabilities.

The POABC represents a unique profession that combines highly technical skills with compassionate one-on-one care.

 

SPORTS

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 27 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games.

The mandate of BC Disability Sport is to provide and ensure opportunities for every individual in British Columbia who has a disability to reach his or her maximum potential in fitness and competitive excellence.

IWAS remains a vital mechanism in the Paralympic movement through its international pathway from grassroot sport to elite Paralympic inclusion. The IWAS Under 23 World Games and IWAS World Games sees athletes of all abilities from 14 years up to ‘Masters’ (35 years +) participating on an international platform.

The Adaptive Sports Foundation manages the operation and establishment of educational sports programs that encourage people with disabilities to discover new possibilities for the practice of winter sports and summer.


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FASHION

The mission of the ALLELES Design Studio is to provide creative and accessible prosthetic covers for lower limb amputees. 

The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal and friendly bespoke service, which provides unique prosthetics to blend in with the body or stand out as a unique piece of art, reflecting the wearer’s imagination, personality and interests. 

Explore cool prosthetic covers for amputees & discover the UNYQ scoliosis brace. The UNYQ app enables clinicians to make 3D printed prosthetics & orthotics.


COMMUNITY & RECREATION

DIGA enables people with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life through involvement in gardening.

British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) is an independent non-profit society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with significant physical disabilities through wilderness recreation.

CAN works to support full inclusion within communities through education, promotion, and advocacy. Through our website CAN strives to improve access to information for people with disabilities and those within their support systems.

Extremity Games is organized by Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), whose mission is to promote a better quality of life by creating opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities.

The One Yoga community offers a supportive, encouraging environment inviting all to open your eyes and look within.

 

RESEARCH & EDUCATION

The prosthetics and orthotics program in BCIT’s school of health sciences prepares students for a rewarding and inspiring career.

The George Brown College Prosthetic & Orthotic programs has been producing professionals for over thirty years. They provide one of two O&P clinical programs and the only O&P technical program in Canada. 

The online prosthetics and orthotics research directory from the leading online information resource for orthotics and prosthetics information.

Advancing Orthotic and Prosthetic care through knowledge.

Published quarterly by the AAOP, JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics provides information on new devices, fitting and fabrication techniques, and patient management experiences.

"Alignment" is issued by the Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO). An annual membership publication, this prestigious resource is the primary source for product and service choices for CAPO’s prosthetist and orthotist members.

The O&P EDGE is an independent publication providing articles on the most recent topics in prosthetics and orthotics.