University of Victoria

Together we CanAssist.


CanAssist is delighted to be working with the following major partners, each with which we have a formal relationship:

AbleNet Inc.

AbleNet Inc., a U.S.-based assistive technologies distributor, has licensed CanAssist's iPod adapter and iPad adapter technologies for worldwide distribution. AbleNet is also evaluating other CanAssist technologies.



Altium has more than 25 years experience in Electronic Design Automation, making the organization one of the veteran players in the industry. Read more...

BC Ministry of Health

In June 2011, the B.C. Ministry of Health provided $3.5 million to UVic to support two projects designed to help seniors and people with disabilities remain as independent as possible while still living at home. The first project, Connect for Care, involves a partnership between the CanAssist, Tyze Personal Networks and the PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship; the other, CanFITT (Can Facilitate Independence Through Technology) between CanAssist and the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Read more...

Vancouver Island Health Authority
In 2011, the B.C. Ministry of Health funded a pilot project called CanFITT (Can Facilitate Independence Through Technology) in which CanAssist is to develop customized technologies for select clients of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. The aim of these assistive technologies is to increase client independence and reduce overall health-care costs.

Community Living Victoria (CLV)
Since 2008, CLV and CanAssist have partnered to support and expand VOCYL, an initiative that gives youth the chance to develop leadership skills with the goal of promoting an inclusive community for all. Read more...

Huset Venture

CanAssist has a licensing agreement with Huset Venture that allows the Danish not-for-profit organization to distribute CanConnect in Denmark. The deal also gives Huset the option to eventually distribute CanConnect throughout the rest of Scandinavia. Read more...

Department of National Defence (DND)

CanAssist has recently started to provide customized assistive technologies and support to some members of DND.

Special Education Technology BC (SET-BC)

CanAssist continues to support SET-BC's needs for customized technology solutions and supports for children' with disabilities in B.C. schools.

Social Development Center (SUS)
CanAssist has signed a Letter of Intent with Copenhagen-based SUS to explore opportunities to collaborate on the development and distribution of technologies that will benefit people with disabilities in Denmark, Canada and other countries.

Tyze Personal Networks and PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship

Funded by the BC government, a two-year partnership among CanAssist, Tyze and the PLAN Institute will create a suite of customized online tools to build personal support networks among health-care providers, clients, their families and others. Read more...

Variety - The Children's Charity

Under a partnership struck in mid-2011, Variety covers the cost of developing and delivering CanAssist customized technologies for some children who are eligible for its Variety Freedom fund in B.C. The fund provides financial assistance for devices that enhance a child's mobility, ability to communicate or overall independence.

Victoria Foundation

As two leaders in Great Victoria in their areas, CanAssist and the Victoria Foundation look for ways to work together to support the needs of the community. Currently, two senior CanAssist employees serve as Community Grant Advisors for the Victoria Foundation.

WorkSafeBC and CanAssist signed an agreement in July 2010 where, under service contracts, CanAssist provides customized assistive technology support to WorkSafeBC's Special Care Services and Vocational Rehabilitation client groups.

CanAssist also works in a less formal capacity with many organizations in the community and further afield on a wide range of projects, programs and events. We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of all these organizations and look forward to continuing to work with them to improve the lives of those with disabilities.

Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this list; but if you discover any errors or omissions, please call us at 250-721-7300.

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