Interior of the Assistive Technology Resource Centre located in G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre. Various devices are visible on desks

Assistive technology services support clinicians and rehabilitation professionals working with adults and adolescents with disabilities in assessing, selecting, and applying technology to further their individual goals.

How to access

  • Check eligibility

    We support clinicians and rehabilitation professionals working with adults and adolescents with disabilities in the public health system of British Columbia and the Yukon.

  • Get a referral

    ​Access to consultation and equipment trial services is through referral by clinicians only.  Complete the Assistive Technology Service consultation request form and fax to 604-734-1363.

    Assistive Technology Service consultation request

Hours of operation

Currently open
  • Monday:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

How to get here

GF Strong is located at 4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver, one block east of Oak Street and one block south of West King Edward Avenue.

The Assistive Technology Resource Centre (Room 031) is located in the basement behind the main elevators.

Parking

Paid parking is available.

If you are a client or a visitor, you may park in the GF Strong visitor-paid parking lot (handicap-accessible paid parking spots are available in the front of the building). The parking meters will accept credit cards, coin payments, and pay-by-phone options. Please remember to arrive at the site prepared to pay the parking meter using one of these means, as meters do not provide change.

You may be able to find 2-hour free street parking, though spaces are very limited. With a valid SPARC parking permit, free 3-hour parking is allowed on residential streets without the need for a residential parking permit (*Note: City of Vancouver by-law is subject to change.  For more information visit the City of Vancouver Accessible Parking page)

Parking rates for VCH facilities

Getting here by TransLink

GF Strong is accessible by TransLink services from Vancouver International Airport, BC Ferry Terminals at Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen, Pacific Central Station (downtown Vancouver rail and bus station), and SkyTrain stations.

Buses 17 and 25 stop on Oak Street, close to GF Strong.

TransLink provides information on transit routes and schedules. TransLink can also tell you which buses take wheelchairs are wheelchair accessible.

Transit accessibility on Translink.ca

If you use HandyDart

Translink’s HandyDART – “A door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.”

  • If you qualify and would benefit from this service, we recommend you contact your family physician to assist with the completion of the application form

HandyDART Modernization Program

G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre

​GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia's largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility, G.F. Strong provides inpatient, outpatient and clinical support services to clients/patients in three unique programs: Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Neuromusculoskeletal.

Assistive Technology Services

Assistive technology services support clinicians and rehabilitation professionals working with adults and adolescents with disabilities in assessing, selecting, and applying technology to further their individual goals.