International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR)
The ICACBR has spearheaded international CBR initiatives with vulnerable populations in Canada and in over 15 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe and Africa, including those in conflict, post-conflict and democratic transition. To carry out their work, the ICACBR team works with networks of clinicians, disability advocates, researchers, educators, and students. Essential to the success of CBR initiatives are the partnerships with local governments, education/research institutions, and NGOs. The ICACBR works with these groups to develop curricula, to educate and train rehabilitation practitioners, and to design sustainable CBR services that will continue to thrive once the team returns to Kingston. In all of this work, mutual respect, cultural understanding and creativity are key.