BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF NIAGARA
Serving Individuals Living With Concussion and Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of Niagara is committed to empowering and maximizing the quality of life for individuals living with the effects of an acquired brain injury and their families and caregivers through support, advocacy and information.
Good things are on the Horizon event website is live! We hope you can participate this June!
So, you have had a Concussion…now what?
This On-Line Seminar will be presented by Sean Robb, Ph.D., Registered Psychotherapist, (Cert)OAMHP Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
2019- Annual AGM Report
BIAN Key Supports provided
Social and community activities and opportunities for individuals living with brain injury and their families.
Educational information about brain injury to support community agencies who serve individuals living with effects.
Collaboration with other agencies to host events which focus on the prevention of brain injury in our community.
Advocacy services which support individuals in identifying and accessing needed community resources, such as medical care, housing, legal assistance, employment, transportation, income support programs (i.e. ODSP, CPP Disability); or possible eligibility for Canada Revenue tax credits, etc.
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.
Have your say about what is important to you.
As part of the national Brain Injury Awareness Month Campaign in June in collaboration with brain injury associations across Canada, Brain Injury Canada will be developing and circulating an open letter for individuals, families, caregivers and anyone else with an interest in advocating for the brain injury community to add their name to show their support. The goal of the letter is to show a groundswell of support for important issues relevant to the brain injury community and ensures this is made known to policy makers and members across all political parties.
We need to know what is important to you. Please take a minute to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDKVZDH
1. Friends Helping Friends is proud to participate in Charitable Gaming through Delta Bingo and Gaming St. Catharines. This ongoing financial support allows us to offer much needed programs and services. When we come together, we make things possible for our community.
2. Brain Injury Association of Niagara is grateful for the funding received from the Charitable Gaming through Delta Bingo and Gaming in St. Catharines. This ongoing financial support allows us to offer much needed programs and services especially during these difficult times for our participants. For many this represents a most welcomed opportunity to interact with their peers via the zoom platform. This provides a lifeline for them, engaging in social activities, and sharing their concerns, and to know that they are not alone!