Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone
Did you know?
Brain injury is leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 40
- Approximately 1.5 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 mission of Brain Injury Canada is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families/caregivers living with brain injury in Canada. The Board, Staff and volunteers of Brain Injury Canada are dedicated to facilitating post-trauma research, education, awareness and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.
With the upcoming federal election in October, we are collaborating with Elections Canada to ensure those living with brain injury are engaged in the campaign process and are able to vote.
June was Brain Injury Awareness Month
– the prevalence of acquired brain injury
– the impact on individuals and families
– ways we can make change and do better
– how everyone can support a person in their community.
OTTAWA, April 29, 2019 /Brain Injury Canada – Brain Injury Canada is thrilled to be the recipient of a three-year grant for the project ‘Brain Injury Resource Website’ funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program–Disability Component.
Download our Acquired Brain Injury: The Basics Brochure
Brain Injury Canada Conference
Thursday April 30 & Friday May 1, 2020
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Click here for more info
Caring for the Caregiver: Self-care
Brain injury affects every member of the family and those who provide professional care and support for individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury.
Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors
ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (ABI)
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.
RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
Currently a national strategy exists for stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer and cardiac care but nothing exists for traumatic brain injury.
PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
Seek early diagnosis and treatment from a doctor or emergency room. The sooner you respond the better your chances for recovery.
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATIONS
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.