June is Brain Injury Awareness Month #BIAM17

More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily. During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media, using the hashtag, #IamTheFaceofBrainInjury. Hailey Harms is one of those faces. […]

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Ontario creates concussion law in memory of 17-year-old rugby player

CTVNews.ca Staff Ontario MPPs have passed new legislation named for an Ottawa-area high school rugby player who died in 2013 after suffering multiple concussions. “Rowan’s Law” will establish a committee to work on the 49 recommendations made after the coroner’s inquest into 17-year-old Rowan Stringer’s death. The recommendations include education for student athletes, parents and […]

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In Memoriam: Harry Joseph Zarins, January 2, 1951 – December 26, 2016

It is with great sadness that we post this obituary of Mr. Harry Zarins, executive director of Brain Injury Canada. He served the organisation with great dedication and commitment. Brain Injury Canada will be honouring Mr Zarins and his contributions, at upcoming conferences and with future communications. OTTAWA — McGill Athletics & Recreation is sad […]

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Concussions for regular people: yours vs. Sidney Crosby’s

When you’re an average Canadian with a concussion, your experience can feel quite different from what you read about those of pro athletes. 180 producer Kathryn Marlow knows this personally, and set out to determine the relationship between concussions in sport and concussions in daily life. The 180 with Jim Brown on CBC Radio. Concussions […]

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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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