Their goal is to improve and advance the quality of life of persons with limb loss. After recovery from limb loss, a person must learn to regain their independence not just in their own homes but also to reintegrate into their community. The rehabilitation phase following amputation focuses on providing immediate care for the individual, and often teaches them new physical skills to facilitate their adaptation to their physical deficits such as like learning to walk with an artificial leg, or learning to use a wheelchair. However, when a person with limb loss returns home they often feel isolated and alone. The Amputee Coalition of Canada was created to improve quality of life of persons with limb loss in their communities by providing education and opportunities to gain skills, lessons and coping techniques that increase confidence, connectedness, and sense of belonging.
Peer Visitor Program – Trained amputees whose role is to help a new amputee begin their transition to a new lifestyle. The peer visitors are volunteers and you must first request a peer visit by calling or emailing.