Membership

The North American SCI Consortium provides three levels of membership; Principal, Patron and Advisory. Please review the details of each membership level to determine which level best suits you and/or your organization before applying.

All membership fees have been waived for 2018, due to generous support from our partners and sponsors.

Future membership fees will be discussed at the Annual Meeting on October 21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

A consumer-based organization may be a member of NASCIC. The organization must be a registered 501c3(USA), Registered Charity not-for-profit organization or the equivalent in its jurisdiction that directly serves, represents, or advocates for the SCI community whether national, regional, or local. In the event that a participating organization represents the disability community in general, participating NASCIC members must have some direct interaction or related focus on the SCI community.

Benefits of Membership

  • Contribute to the mission of NASCIC – Our mission is to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by supporting collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community
  • Promote an exchange of information and experience across the spinal cord injury community.
  • Access more opportunities to engage with researchers, medical professionals, and companies working to improve the lives of people with SCI.
  • Contribute to strengthening the voice of people living with spinal cord injury in North America.
  • Have your organization's logo placed on the NASCIC website as a member.
  • Approval to place the NASCIC logo on your organizations' website.

Member Rights and Duties

  • Principal Members may have one vote, which should be representative of their organizations' membership.
  • Each Principal Member has the right to send a maximum of one voting delegate to the annual meeting of NASCIC members. Additional non-voting members may attend the annual meeting.
  • All members are obliged to be active in the duties of  NASCIC.
  • All members must sign a conflict of interest and disclosure declaration, to be reviewed annually.

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Any individual living with a spinal cord injury or directly representing a person living with a spinal cord injury, such as a caregiver or family member, with a main objective of representing themselves and not an organization.

 Benefits of Membership

  • Contribute to the mission of NASCIC – Our mission is to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by supporting collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.
  • Promote an exchange of information and experience that will benefit people with SCI and their families.
  • Access more opportunities to engage with researchers, medical professionals, and companies working to improve the lives of people with SCI.
  • Contribute to strengthening the voice of people living with spinal cord injury in North America.
  • Have your name placed on the NASCIC website as a member.
  • Approval to place the NASCIC logo on your website if you have one.

Member Rights and Duties

  • Patron Members  may have one vote, which if self-representing.
  • Each Patron Member has the right to attend the annual meeting of NASCIC members. Additional non-voting members may attend the annual meeting.
  • All members are obliged to be active in the duties of NASCIC.
  • All members must sign a conflict of interest and disclosure declaration, to be reviewed annually.

Fill out my online form.

Any organization or individual with an interest or activities related to people living with SCI, but not a consumer based registered 501c3 (USA), Registered Charity not-for-profit organization, or the equivalent in its jurisdiction that directly serves, represents or advocates for the SCI community. Examples may be clinical care facilities, professional associations, funding agencies, for profit entities, government agencies, research institutions, etc.

Benefits of Membership

  • Contribute to the mission of NASCIC – Our mission is to bring about unified achievements in research, care, and policy by supporting collaborative efforts across the spinal cord injury community.
  • Promote an exchange of information and experience that will benefit people with SCI and their families.
  • Access more opportunities to engage with persons with lived experience of SCI.
  • Contribute to strengthening the voice of people living with spinal cord injury in North America
  • Have your organizations' logo placed on the NASCIC website as a member.
  • Approval to place the NASCIC logo on your organizations' website.

Member Rights and Duties

  • Advisory Members may not vote, however they are strongly encouraged to share their opinion on all topics with the voting NASCIC membership.
  • Each Advisory Member has the right to attend the annual meeting of NASCIC members.
  • All members are obliged to be active in the duties of the NASCIC.
  • All members must sign a conflict of interest and disclosure declaration, to be reviewed annually.
Fill out my online form.