Support the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp:
Campbell-Purves Aphasia Education Fund
You can send a cheque, made payable to the Campbell-Purves Aphasia Education Fund (mail to: School of Audiology & Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3.
The goals of the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp are to create a communicatively-accessible environment that will:
- Enable people with aphasia to participate in social and recreational activities that are specially adapted for their needs.
- Offer opportunities for people with aphasia and their families to learn from each other about living successfully with aphasia.
- Provide educational opportunities for a wide variety of healthcare students to learn together, alongside people with aphasia and their families, about how to manage communication challenges and other effects of acquired brain injury.
- Raise awareness and understanding about aphasia and the importance of inter professional education.
Hands-on care at the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp has created a vibrant community that continues to grow. The supportive camp environment fosters friendships between participants and their families and allows people with aphasia to explore new activities that challenge and invigorate them. Each year, returning campers as well as people attending for the first time bring new ideas to the camp, ensuring The Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp remains an important resource for idea sharing and innovation for the next generation of care providers. In particular, the Aphasia Camp offers future health professionals a unique experience in learning how to communicate more effectively with people with aphasia, with the long term benefit of increasing communicative accessibility throughout health care.
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the camp, and your support is needed now more than ever to strengthen the legacy of inter-professional care established by Christy Campbell and Dr. Barbara Purves. With your help, we can continue to enhance lives and improve the future for people living with aphasia.