Shine Experiences

A Shine Experience

Sparked by the dreams of a young person living with severe physical disabilities, a Shine Experience helps young people aged 11 – 21 think differently about their future, imagine new possibilities, and develop a sense of purpose that can last a lifetime.

Our program helps them gain confidence and see themself differently as someone who can vs. someone who can’t. We help lay the foundation to change the trajectory of their life.

Read life-changing Shine stories below:

Shine Saved My Soul

When she was fourteen years old, Sarah Lashbrook’s life changed in an instant. A Christmas Eve visit to her aunt’s home in Sudbury just an hour’s car ride away turned into a nightmare when her parents’ car was hit head-on.

Hannah's New Handcycle

For 18-year-old Hannah from Penticton, BC, a new bike is more than new equipment. It’s a means of independence, empowerment, and the ability to pay-it-forward. Hannah lives with spina bifida and is paraplegic from the waist down.

Taylor's Dream in Entertainment

Taylor was an Olympic gymnastics hopeful, on track to compete for Canada in the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the age of fourteen, she was injured in a training accident, resulting in a severe spinal cord injury which left her with quadriplegia