Permobil has been a world leader in high-end and complex rehab solutions for over 50 years. Our goal is to focus on the lives of people requiring mobility or assistive devices, and to help promote recovery and active lifestyles.
We support many community and charitable initiatives across Canada. Please read about some of them below.
Permobil Canada Tix&Toques Giveaway
Canada loves Hockey and we want to encourage wheelchair users to get out and enjoy the game! For the 2018-19 NHL season, we gave away a pair of tickets each month for accessibility seating to a home game for one of Canada’s seven hockey teams.
Here are the wheelchair users and their guests who have enjoyed cheering on their home teams for a win! The toques brought some major good luck – every game Permobil sent someone too, the home team won that night.
Let’s keep filling those Accessible Seats!
24 days / 1,200 km – Courage to Advance
From August 15 to September 8, 2017, Julien Racicot, paralyzed from his shoulders down to his toes following a serious spinal cord injury, journeyed from Gaspé to Montreal in a Permobil F5 power wheelchair. Using only his head to steer the wheelchair, he traveled more than 1,200 kilometers. Julien’s goal was to raise awareness for the cause of the spinal cord injured, as well as to raise funds through donations in order to positively transform the lives of many people.
Permobil Canada was thrilled to sponsor Julien on his journey. And what an extreme test for one of our chairs – travelling 1,200 kms in 24 days over all manner of roads and highways, and in all kinds of weather! Julien’s chair faced it all and powered through. Click here to see the video of his amazing journey.