Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone
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
The annual incidence of ABI is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.
The mandate of Brain Injury Canada is to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote its prevention. As well, the Board, Staff and volunteers are dedicated to facilitating post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.
Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.
Call for Abstracts for the Brain Injury Canada National Conference in Ottawa on October 18 & 19, 2018 are open from January 29 to March 6, 2018.
Exciting News! Join us for a FREE webinar. Yoga & Mediation for TBI: Evidence, innovations and ways forward. Two great speakers and practical information for everyone.
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…
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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.