Disability Education Centre & Online Resources

Education born out of a passion to share knowledge.

For over 75 years, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) has specialized in the support of those with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. Through their extensive history and years of experience collaborating with SCI community members and the broader disability community, SCIO found that education and peer connection are vital to these often underrepresented and underestimated groups. This is why we created Cortree. 

Our online learning centre has a variety of courses and video content for you, your loved ones and caregivers. Cortree is your direct line to reliable and relatable information that boosts your confidence, competence and community.


Resolve disputes and conflict faster, saving time and money


Increase individual and organizational satisfaction


Maintain the integrity
of relationships


Promote a co-operative approach to solving problems

Woman who uses a power wheelchair is looking at her phone and laughing.

Evidence-Based Learning

When you or a family member is newly injured, there are often more questions than answers. We’re here to help. We work with industry experts, health care pros, researchers, disability specialists, and people with lived experience to create courses that are easy – and fun! Our content speaks to our community’s most pressing concerns, from how to choose a wheelchair, to sexuality and disability, to modifying a vehicle, and much more. 

Woman on her sofa with her wheelchair beside her, watching CortreeTV on her laptop.

Informal Learning: CortreeTV

There is no guidebook to living with a disability. We know that sometimes the best advice comes from those who have been there. These quick informational videos are grounded in the spirit of Peer Support and Independent Living, and created by our vibrant community members: people who get it, who know life with a disability inside out and are excited to share what they know with you. Watch, learn, share, and contribute.