Our story

Why We Created this Community

I am a lawyer, an educator and an advocate for children living with cerebral palsy in Canada.

I have been assisting families caring for children living with cerebral palsy for over a decade. I advocate in the courtroom. I teach at the law school. I sit with parents in their living rooms and listen to their concerns. I work in collaboration with a team of medical and legal professionals, each dedicated to improving the lives of children living with cerebral palsy.


" Together we are CP Support Canada and we are making a difference in the lives of families caring for children with cerebral palsy - one family at a time. "

Our goal is to help parents understand and protect their child’s legal rights. When a child is entitled to financial compensation to provide for their care, therapy and equipment needs over their lifetime, we help these families put funding in place in the form of a trust fund in their child’s name. When financial compensation through the legal system is not available, we help families find community resources and supports for their child.

It is a privilege to connect with and help these families, and I have made many new friends in the process.

This is what I have learned along the way:

  • Parents want to make informed decisions about their child’s future and provide their child with every opportunity to reach their full potential;
  • Children with cerebral palsy are resilient and determined – they will make the most of every opportunity they are given;
  • There is a gap that needs to be filled – a gap in knowledge and a gap in funding.

CP Support Canada was created to fill that gap.

Signature Susanne Raab

- Susanne Raab, Founder

CP Smile Project

The CP Smile Project is a community project that helps ensure children with cerebral palsy have access to recreational opportunities that allow them to engage in play and community involvement. We give monthly bursaries to families to help them provide the support needed for their child to engage in play and have fun.