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160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year. Incidence (and reporting rates) are rising

Over a million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury

The annual incidence of ABI is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.

The mandate of Brain Injury Canada is to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote its prevention. As well, the Board, Staff and volunteers are dedicated to facilitating post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.

Read the Brain Injury Canada ABI Fact Sheet with TBI Incidence Pie Chart (pdf)


Brain Injury Canada Annual General Meeting (web conference)
Monday November 13, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Click here for more information.  This meeting is open to all. Registration for web conference required.


Our National Fall Conference 2018 in Ottawa will be announced shortly. Please watch for the new conference date to be announced here.


Brain Injury Canada Newsletter June2017

Impact Pathways Ahead – Our June 2017 Newsletter

Enthusiasm filled the Conference room at the Saint John Hilton for the first Brain Injury Canada Conference held in New Brunswick in April. Close to fifty survivors and their family attended to learn more about brain injury and to support each other.

The desire to connect with others who understood the experience of living with a brain injury was strong. It is a theme I have often heard in each of the communities I have visited across the country.

There is a similar desire to connect at the provincial and local level among brain injury associations across the country. We have been meeting by telephone conference call over the past several months and the co-operative spirit among those in attendance has been so encouraging.

We all are very aware that the services and resources available for those living with brain injury are inadequate. So there we are joining together to share our resources to increase the support and awareness across the country.

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ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (ABI)

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160,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year. Incidence (and reporting rates) are rising. Over a million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury.

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RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY

Research

Currently a national strategy exists for stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer and cardiac care but nothing exists for traumatic brain injury.

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PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

Prevention and Treatment

Seek early diagnosis and treatment from a doctor or emergency room. The sooner you respond the better your chances for recovery.

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CARE SERVICES DIRECTORY

Care Services Directory

One of the greatest difficulties reported by brain injury survivors and their care givers is being able to navigate the care system to find the right services…

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BRAIN INJURY CANADA presents…
A short and inspiring 10 minute documentary featuring a number of brain injury survivors as they share their experiences with recovery and personal growth.

Features an original song composed for the film entitled “Purpose” composed by Timothy Trieste and performed by The Life of Pearls featuring singer Shann Bailey.