Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone
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.
Did you know?
- Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.
- 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.
Acquired brain injury is a major public health concern yet does not receive the attention it should. This needs to change.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month – #BrainInjuryAcrossCanada
Join us as we raise awareness about the prevalence of acquired brain injury and what it is like for those who live with it everyday. Visit our social media sites for videos, posts and updates from across Canada.
Thursday October 18, 2018
Navigating the Trends in Brain Injury
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday October 19, 2018
Evidence-based treatment for persistent concussion/mTBI symptoms
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Exercise is an important part of recovery for individuals living with brain injury. Join us for an informative webinar with two great speakers.
Enrico Quilico, B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. (student)
Mandy Shintani, BSc (OT), MA
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.
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…
Your donation helps us allocate basic core funding to accomplish our work.
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.