Josh Bonnici’s ‘Pedal to New Levels’ Fundraiser for Brain Injury Canada

On July 17, 2016 I will begin my bicycle ride across Canada from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland with a completion date of September 21, 2016. As part of the ride, I am raising money for Brain Injury Canada. I will be personally funding all of the expenses of the trip, and so […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Across Canada Provincial, Grassroots Organizations and Individuals will be creating awareness about Acquired Brain Injuries. As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times […]

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The NEW Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents, Players & Coaches is now available online

In less than half an hour, coaches, parents and athletes can be ready for the impact a concussion can have on children and youth. This free online tool is now available as a resource for up-to-date educational training on the recognition, management and prevention of concussions. The CATT plays a vital role in supporting coaches, […]

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Heads Up Holidays!

Brain Injury Association of Canada encourages widespread common sense OTTAWA _ The Brain Injury Association of Canada invites Canadians to keep their heads up over the holidays and avoid close calls that could turn catastrophic. “Making sure that Canadians are aware of their surroundings,” said Harry Zarins, executive director of the national nonprofit. “Drive safely, […]

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Troy Adams Marathon for Brain Injury Awareness, Prevention and Research

Dear Friends, My name is Troy Adams. I’m a 24 year old male, currently living in Exeter, ON. I grew up just outside of Watford, ON. I’ve spent the past few years travelling with my job as a News Anchor and Reporter. I’m currently working for myFM as a News Director/Ops Manager. On August 11, […]

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HEAD STRONG, Fanelli 4 Brain Injury Awareness

Almost everyone knows about Lance Armstrong’s battle through cancer to prove that nothing can slow him down. His story has become one of inspiration to many around the world, including the Kitchener Rangers’ Ben Fanelli. That is why Ben in partnership with the Kitchener Rangers has developed HEAD STRONG, Fanelli 4 Brain Injury Awareness: a […]

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Brain Injury Prevention is for Everyone

With June “Brain Injury Awareness Month” now behind us, BRAININJURYFORUM.com encourages continued mindfulness of the potential risks for head injury and physical upset as everyone begins to engage in various activities throughout the summer and months that follow. If there is something that each of us can take away, it is that “Prevention” works and […]

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The Impact of a Brain Injury on an Individual

June as Brain Injury Awareness Month (Canada) BRAININJURYFORUM.com presents part (2) “Brain Injury and its potential Impact on an Individual”. One family’s story – No two brain injuries or individuals are alike, and with that said, no two outcomes or recoveries alike either. Some survivors do better than others with their recovery and that can […]

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Motorcycle Safety: The Top 5 Tips To Safety Avoid Injuries

With the increase of older novice motorcycle enthusiasts on the roads and highways, it’s critical that new cycle riders understand the top five critical safety tips to avoid injury or death on the Virginia (VA) or neighboring Carolina highways (or anywhere else for that matter). Our top five motorcycle safety tips are below. Motorcycle Safety […]

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Every picture tells a story-June is Brain Injury Awareness Month (1)

Throughout the month of June, the Brain Injury Association of Canada will be putting a face on acquired brain injuries through their ‘Every picture tells a story…” poster campaign. One of those stories is that of Larry Carlson, Manager of Programs for Adults With Disabilities at AEEL. In his own words, here is Carlson’s story: […]

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Heads Up: Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

(commonly known as concussion) A mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) is a brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions) are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Most people will only experience symptoms from a MTBI […]

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BIAC is extremely disappointed with the negative/contradictory messages on Health Canada's online photo gallery

The Brain Injury Association of Canada – BIAC is extremely disappointed with the negative/contradictory messages on Health Canada’s online photo gallery promoting “healthy lifestyles.” Many of the photographs contravene not only the department’s advice to parents and other caregivers, but that of safety advocates and medical practitioners as well, to keep their children safe. The […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in PEI

Media Release Charlottetown, PE June is Brain Injury Awareness Month June is Brain Awareness Month and parents are being reminded of the importance of helmet safety. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the risks of brain injuries in many sport and recreational activities, such as skiing, biking and in-line skating. The following are some of […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Designed to Entertain, Educate and Legislate Gatineau, Québec – June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a national initiative helping Canadians of all ages become more aware of the causes of acquired brain injury and its prevention. Year-round, the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) spearheads ways to teach people how to protect their brain and […]

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OFFICIAL KICK OFF OF FIRST BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

Gatineau, June 1st, 2007 – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is pleased to announce the launching of its first Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM) in June by promoting two initiatives to increase and advance awareness of brain injuries. Promoting its slogan: BE COOL, BE AWARE AND STOP BRAIN INJURIES, BIAC is being pro-active […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month June 2007

Press Release June 1, 2007 June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and this year marks the first time that it will be recognized as a national event. _______________________________________________________________ Toronto Launch Slideshow Facts about brain injuries: Every year in Canada, over 11,000 people die as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury. It is estimated that […]

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