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