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Services Offered by BIAN

Services offered by BIAN are designed to maximize the quality of life for individuals living in Niagara with the effects of an acquired brain injury, as well as their family and friends.


General Services

The Brain Injury Association of Niagara (BIAN) will attempt to maximize the quality of life for individuals and families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, including BIAN members, by:

  • Providing information regarding community services available for people living with brain injury.
  • Promoting recreation and leisure activities for members and their families.
  • Supporting members through support groups.
  • Offering a Peer Support Mentor Program.
  • Providing a quarterly newsletter for our members.

If you are interested in finding out how BIAN can support you or your friend or loved one, please click on a link to the right for more details, or click here to email the BIAN office.


Services BIAN Niagara

Advocacy

BIAN can advocate on behalf of the individual and their family. 

Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in modern politics.

Research has started to address how advocacy groups in the U.S. and Canada [are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.


Community Influence

Beyond the above services which are consumer driven, BIAN attempts to liaise with the community by:

  • Providing educational information regarding prevention through our annual symposium, health care agencies and community groups.
  • Promoting concussion awareness through interactive displays in association with participants from peer group, in liaison with community partners.