The Ontario Brain Injury Association has developed a New Provincial survey to gather data on the status of people living with a Brain Injury.
This survey replaces the CISL survey that OBIA used for several years where it was completed on an annual basis many survivors and family members.
The development of the new survey was funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, which hosted a two-day Think Tank comprised of representatives of survivors, caregivers, researchers, insurers, and the Ministry of Health.
After it was determined what kind of data would likely be useful to researchers, funders, and policy makers, a professional survey writer from the University of Toronto was hired to create both an Adult version and a Child and Youth version. Both versions include a piece that will reflect the effect of the Brain Injury on Caregivers.
These surveys will be used to gather information on the effects of Brain Injury over the life span which will be of use to researchers, funders, and policymakers. All information is kept in the strictest confidence and each year statistical reports will be published.
This survey is available via the OBIA website or by calling the OBIA office at 905 641-8877 or toll free at 1-800-263-5404.