We believe people with disabilities should be able to take part in the activities that everyone else enjoys, whether it be work, rest or play!
We do this by inventing gizmos that overcome barriers. Sometimes it’s modifications to existing equipment, sometimes we invent something unique. We’re hands-on – engineers, technicians and skilled tradespeople. We look at mobility barriers and see solutions.
The volunteers you are meeting on this website are members of the Tetra Society of North America, a charity formed in Vancouver, BC in 1987 by a man who wanted to do more with his life. Sam Sullivan, a tetraplegic following a skiing accident at age 19, wanted to be able to wash, dress and feed himself so he would be able to get out of his apartment and find work. An engineer volunteered to devise simple modifications, which revolutionized Sam’s life. He decided to share this empowerment with others across North America by forming Tetra.