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 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.
Acquired brain injury is a major public health concern yet does not receive the attention it should. This needs to change.
Registration is Open– March 17, 2019
Survivor and Family/Caregiver Workshop
Brain Injury Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) will be hosting a special workshop event for survivors and caregivers as part of the 13th Annual World Congress on Brain Injury. This event will be held following the Congress and will take place on Sunday, March 17 from 9:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Register using the appropriate link below.
Location: Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON
Brain Injury Canada Conference
Thursday April 30 & Friday May 1, 2020
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
More information to come soon.
Calling all runners, walkers and rollers! CLICK HERE
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is coming up on May 25 – 26 and Brain Injury Canada has registered to be one of the Official Charities
There is an event for everyone. It would be wonderful to have a great showing of people running/walking/rolling for brain injury across all races.
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.
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.