PACE and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) are proud to announce the creation of the Paula Cassin Education Fund.

The Paula Cassin Education Fund provides funds towards educational opportunities that will enhance the lives of people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.

Paula Cassin’s career was spent being a tireless advocate for brain injury survivors.  She made a significant contribution to the acquired brain injury community.  Paula had a passion for lifelong learning.  It is only fitting that this fund created in Paula’s honour gives back to the community she had such a significant impact on and in a way that she enjoyed.

Paula was the Executive Director of abi Possibilities for the past eleven years, prior to Possibilities integrating into PACE in June 2014.  She served on the BIST Board of Directors for three years and was the Board Chair in 2008/2009, her final year on the Board.

The funds are intended to make available experiential learning opportunities to those who need them most.

About PACE

Guy in wheelchair with woman standing next to himPACE is a non profit community support service organization established in 1981 to provide support services to adults with physical disabilities. PACE became an accredited agency with Accreditation Canada in 2010. Accreditation Canada is an organization that works with health care organizations to improve quality, safety, Staff and Consumer experience and efficiency. PACE uses Accreditation Canada’s program as the basis for continuous quality improvement. In 2013, PACE was awarded the status of “Accredited with Commendation”. The commendation recognition means that we not only met the basic requirements but, surpassed them. This is an upgrade of our initial “Accredited” status.

PACE’s services to consumers are provided in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of ‘Independent Living’.


Guy at swimming pool receiving a towelThe Outreach office runs out of our head office at 970 Lawrence Ave. West, Suite 210, Toronto. Closest Major Intersection: Dufferin and Lawrence. Pace Independent Living assumed the management of the Outreach Program in 1993. Outreach services are provided between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. The Outreach Project is currently providing service to 78 consumers living in their own homes throughout the Toronto area.

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