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.

The Social Development Partnerships Program helps children and families, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable Canadians improve their lives. The Disability Component of this program funds projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities. On April 5, 2019, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, announced financial support for 28 organizations across Canada through the Social Development Partnerships Program–Disability Component (SDPP-D) for a total amount of $18 million over three years.

Brain Injury Canada is committed to helping improve the lives of the millions of Canadians living with acquired brain injury through the development of a comprehensive and centralized information website of credible and evidence-based information on acquired brain injury.  This site will be universally designed for individuals with brain injury, as well as their family members/caregivers, health service providers and clinicians.  

Some of the goals off this initiative include:

  • Increased the capacity of Brain Injury Canada to be a reliable and credible source of information related to brain injury;
  • Centralized and consolidate evidence-based information from across Canada;
  • Improve leadership role in building collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders from cross industries;
  • Address regional disparities in access to information ensuring Canadians have equal access to resources and information regardless of geographic location in Canada;
  • Gap bridge between individuals and families in locating relevant services in their communities; and 
  • Improve social inclusion of people with acquired brain injury’s through enhance access to supports and services.

This initiative will enable Brain Injury Canada to help build bridges in the brain injury community by sharing knowledge and resources. This resource will provide a sense of community and a place where anyone can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas. 

Read the New Release: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-announces-major-funding-for-projects-that-promote-the-social-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-805264237.html

For more information:  Michelle McDonald, Executive Director, Brain Injury Canada – Telephone: 613-762-1222 or [email protected]

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