2013 Conference Presentations

Download Adobe Reader Strategic Teams in Applied Injury Research (STAIR), Preventing TBI in Vulnerable Populations: Family and Peer Influences, George Kazolis, BSc (Hons), University of Toronto, Lorne Tepperman, PhD, University of Toronto My name is Jean Oostrom from Barrie Ontario and I am 16 years post brain injury. Stewardship of Communities of Practice Aligned to […]

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CRA services for Canadians with disabilities

The way Canadians file their income tax returns is changing, and the CRA is changing to meet their expectations. The CRA has more services than ever for you to manage your account, make your payments, and get the information you need. These services are safe, easy to use, secure, and available at your convenience, in […]

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The University of Toronto / Brain Injury Association of Canada Employer Award

We are pleased to announce the University of Toronto/Brain Injury Association of Canada Employer Award, recognizing employers who have assisted brain injury survivors as they return to work after injury. Employers must be nominated by a brain injury survivor. Award recipients will be honoured at the awards ceremony held during the Brain Injury Association of […]

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Impact: Pathways Ahead, Our August 2013 Newsletter

In this issue: An unlikely pair…. Message from the Editor, Barb Butler Are we waiting too long? Hope, Help, Healing… Free Our keynote speakers include these prodigious Olympians Also speaking our friends from North America 2013 BIAC Conference Kingston, Ontario, Sept 25-27, Conference Speakers Include This is Craig’s Story, 1,2,3,4 In the aftermath of brain […]

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Call for Nominations / Applications

BIAC / ACLC NATIONAL AWARDS OBJECTIVE BIAC created national awards to recognize the significant contribution of an individual, group (i.e. fundraising committee) or organization (i.e. medical research facility, brain injury association, corporation etc) in appropriate categories dedicated to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada. PROTOCOL 1. TYPES OF AWARDS A. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: […]

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Statement in the House of Commons, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.)

41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 272 CONTENTS Tuesday, June 18, 2013 STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS Brain Injury Awareness Month Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, June is national Brain Injury Awareness Month and highlights awareness of the causes and effects of brain injury. Automobile and cycling accidents, falls, sports injuries, strokes, […]

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Pan-Canadian Concussion Strategy presented in the House of Commons on June 10, 2014 during Routine Proceedings in the House of Commons

Pan-Canadian Concussion Strategy Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present six petitions regarding concussions. The signatures were collected by two extraordinary young women in my riding, Sandhya and Swapna Mylabathula, who spent almost three years working on a bill proposal for a pan-Canadian concussion strategy. Concussion can deeply impact […]

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Statement in the House of Commons, Friday, June 14, 2013, Mr. Matthew Dubé (Chambly—Borduas, NDP)

41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 270 Mr. Matthew Dubé (Chambly—Borduas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age 44 in our country. As the sports critic for […]

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City of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Proclaims June Brain injury Awareness Month

Proclamation Brain Injury Awareness Month June, 2013 WHEREAS: Brain injury is an invisible condition affecting both adults and children living in St. John’s and across Canada; and WHEREAS: A Brain injury is not always recognizable and can result in unjust stereotyping and discrimination; and WHEREAS: The Community needs to become informed about the risks of […]

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Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Government of Canada proclaims June Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the time when we raise awareness on the causes and impact of brain injuries in Canada. The physical, emotional, economic and social toll of brain injury is not only exacted on survivors and their families, but it also reaches friends, caregivers and the community. In 2011, our Government committed […]

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Prince Edward Island Proclaims Brain Injury Awareness Month June 2013

WHEREAS brain injuries can change lives and the effects are equally devastating for survivors and families; AND WHEREAS each year approximately 500 Islanders sustain brain injuries, with the most common causes being falls, motor vehicle collisions, infections, strokes, bicycle crashes and drug abuse; AND WHEREAS despite its major impacts on individuals, society in general, and […]

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City of Ottawa Proclaims June Brain Injury Awareness Month

WHEREAS, brain injury is an invisible condition affecting both adults and children living in Ottawa and Canada; and WHEREAS, a brain injury is not always recognizable and can result in unjust stereotyping and discrimination; and WHEREAS, the community needs to become informed about the risks of sustaining a brain injury and the strategies for preventing […]

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Impact: Pathways Ahead, Our May 2013 Newsletter

In this issue: Rangers star Fanelli honoured by OHL Message from the Editor, Barb Butler Ottawa Spring Fling Charity Auction and Reception 2013 SAY ABRAKADABRA by Tyrone Bell Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia My Concussion Story by Benjamin BB Gray Challenges Living with an Invisible Injury – Discussion Report, Brain Injury Association of Canada […]

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Seven Star Sports Helmet Order Forms for the Brain Injury Association of Canada

Seven Star Sports are booking all summer orders now. To ensure your choice of colours, sizes and ship date place your order today. Tarick Mirza Tel: 905-574-9270 Mobile: 905-741-9568 Fax: 905-574-7082 E-Mail: tarick1@sevenstarsports.com masoodmirza1@sevenstarsports.com tarick7star@hotmail.com Order Forms (Excel Files) 7SS-BIAC-BG-BIKE-HELMETS-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-BG-MS-MESH-LYCRA-GLOVES-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-BG-TODDLER-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-MS-ABS-TODDLER-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-ICE-HOCKEY-HELMET+CAGE-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIACPS-ICE-HOCKEY-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-KIDS-ICE-HOCKEY-MS-HELMET+CAGE-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-KIDS-ICE-HOCKEY-MS-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-MS-STAR+STRIPES-GLOVES-ORDER-FORMS-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-PH-MS-CSA-ASTM-T-ABS-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-PROTECTIVE-PADS-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-T-ABS-ASTM-MS+PS-DELUXE-VISOR-BIKE-HELMETS-ORDER-FORM-2013

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Paediatric Brain Injury Conference – July 9-11, 2013 – Park Hyatt Hotel – Toronto

Paediatric Brain Injury Conference July 9-11, 2013 Toronto, Ontario Canada Susy O’Neill Administrative Assistant for Dr. Steven Miller Head of the Division of Neurology The Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Ave Toronto, ON M5G 1X8 Phone: 416-813-6659 Fax: 416-813-6334 Registration Open – Early Bird Deadline March 1, 2013 Learn more about the Paediatric Brain […]

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Visual Processing Impairment in Adult Acquired Brain Injury Part 1

Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury,Ponoka, Alberta, June 1 & 2, 2013 Course Description This intensive workshop provides therapists with the skills to effectively evaluate and treat visual perceptual dysfunction in adult patients following stroke and head trauma. The course addresses: visual neglect and inattention, oculomotor dysfunction, visual field deficits, reduced visual acuity, […]

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Impact: Pathways Ahead, Our February 2013 Newsletter

Living Life Out Loud A drum circle refers to a rhythm based event where people come together in a circle configuration, to express themselves using drums and percussion instruments. A facilitator guides the session, providing encouragement, and supporting people to reconnect with their innate sense of rhythm. Inclusiveness is one of the key components. People […]

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BIAC Annual Conference 2013

Brain Injury Association of Canada Conference September 25-27, 2013, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Conference and Speaker Program (pdf) Official Conference Hotel Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf) Call for Abstracts Appel d’abrégé National Awards BIAC created national awards to recognize the significant contribution of an individual, group (i.e. fundraising committee) or organization (i.e. medical research facility, brain […]

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Impact: Pathways Ahead, Our October 2012 Newsletter and Conference Roundup

In this issue: 2012 Conference a Roaring Success! Message from the Editor, Barb Butler From the NEW President Richard… writes Highlights from the Desk of the Executive Director, Harry Zarins 2012 Brain Injury Association of Canada Award Recipients Necessity is the Mother of Invention Some of the differences between life in the hospital and real life […]

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Head Games Opens in Theaters & On Demand & Dr. Cantu Releases New Book

Dr. Robert Cantu Releases New Book, Concussions and Our Kids SLI Co-Founder and world-renowned concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu released his new book, Concussions and Our Kids, on Tuesday, September 18. A timely, provocative, essential guide to concussions in youth sports, Concussions and Our Kids will cover what concussions are, how to treat them, & […]

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Auto Crashes: The Challenges of Rehabilitation Under the SABS

Time: 8:30am – 12:20pm Location: The Holiday Inn, Sudbury Tue Oct 30, 2012 This conference will provide attendees with useful strategies for working on behalf of brain injured patients. It will provide the opportunity for you to share your experiences with your peers and have your questions answered by acknowledged experts. Who Should Attend: Social […]

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Dr. Norman Doidge's Conference: November 1 and 2, 2012

Neuroplasticity and the Brain- 2 day Conference featuring Dr. Norman Doidge and Ms. Barbara Arrowsmith Young Thursday, November 1st to Friday, November 2nd, 2012 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Ontario Science Centre – 770 Don Mills Early Bird Special Fee: $200 includes lunch, registration materials and handouts Schedule – Brain Conference with Speakers. (Register […]

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Fall Gala Announcement, Please Join Us for a Celebration of the Merger of BCBIA and PCBICS/Brainstreams.ca

From: Julia Zarudzka, President of BC Brain Injury Association And Patti Flaherty, President of Pacific Coast Brian Injury Conference Society – Brainstreams.ca In Honour of the Merger of BC Brain Injury Association and Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society ‘Unity in the Community’ Cocktail Gala Fundraiser for Brain Injury Please see the the gala announcement. […]

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Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington Hawaiian Mix & Mingle, Tickets are on sale now, A great opportunity for Networking, September 27, 2012

You’re invited to shuck your boring clothes and grab your Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts at Waterloo-Wellington’s Hawaiian Mix & Mingle A FUNdraisier in support of The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington A GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 pm Westmount Golf and Country Club 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener ON $99.00 […]

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Concussion Recovery: Rebuilding the Injured Brain Workshop

Have you had a concussion? Wondering what to do? We have walked in your shoes! Author of Concussion Recovery: Rebuilding the Injured Brain is offering workshops for those who have had an acquired brain injury, offering practical skills and tools for coping and rebuilding an injured brain. This workshop will address issues with Sleep, Memory, […]

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Concussion Clinic in the GTA

Storrie, Velikonja and Associates is proud to announce the opening of the SVA Concussion Clinic, a multidisciplinary community-based clinic offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of concussion (mTBI) and post-concussion syndrome. We provide ImPACT baseline and post-injury testing, and return-to-play/work/school clearances. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (905) 333-0072 […]

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Concussion Information and Resources

Brain Navigators Documentary examines female athletes and concussions Seven Star Sports Helmet Order Forms for the Brain Injury Association of Canada The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is a Proud Partner of Concussions Ontario and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Concussion Education Program for Coaches, Trainers, Athletes, and Parents as well as Sports Organizations The […]

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Head Injuries: The Diagnosis, The Law, The Case Manager

Head Injury Conference, Mississauga, Ontario September 25, 2012 Gain insight and clarity into the difficulties, diagnoses and symptoms associated with your brain-injured clients, to allow you to serve them better! Who Should Attend: Case Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Insurance Adjusters, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Therapists, Lawyers, Paralegals, HR Managers, Health & Safety Managers AGENDA: 10:00 […]

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Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team is hosting the 2nd annual conference of Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey (OuCH!)

I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team, headed by Dr. Michael Cusimano at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Our team is hosting the second annual conference of “Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey (OuCH!)” taking place on Sept 8. This year’s conference is building on the momentum as to […]

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An App to assist people coping with memory challenges or those who just want to be better organized. — Qcard may be for you!

As a sign of our appreciation for your early support we want to personally email you to announce the official launch of Qcard on the Apple App Store. To help as many people as possible, we are having a Launch Sale of 50% off! (offer ends Wed, August 15th). Your support is greatly appreciated and […]

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BIAC is inviting interested persons to submit expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors

The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is inviting interested Canadians to submit expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term. Interested people are asked to send the following information to lscarlson@yourlink.ca or Larry.Carlson@gov.sk.ca and Harry Zarins, Executive Director to executivedirector@biac-aclc.ca • Introductory letter expressing why you would […]

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The Inaugural Brain Injury Golf Tournament in Ottawa hosted by The Brain Injury Association of Canada

DATE: Thursday, August 23, 2012 FORMAT: Shotgun Start / 4 players per team LOCATION: Dragonfly Golf Links, 955 Opeongo Road Renfrew, ON, K7V 3Z5, Tel: 1-888-275-3838, 1-613-432-3838 SCHEDULE Registration: 9:00 – 10:45am Tee Off: 11:00am Post Tournament Awards Reception 4:30-5pm For more information on sponsorship and registration, please contact: Cheryl Ozen 613-821-4895 Kevan Young 613-294-2057 […]

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