Brain Injury Canada (The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country.
All agreed that the movement needed a national voice and national facilitator to connect and support the movement across Canada.
Brain Injury Canada was formed with mission to “improve the quality of life for those living with a brain injury, and their caregivers.”
To fulfill our mission, the National Board, Executive Director, and our Volunteers work in 7 key strategic areas:
- Promote greater awareness of ABI and the need for early detection and treatment.
- Create new opportunities to put prevention awareness near the top of Canada’s public agenda.
- Promote increased research funding towards important areas identified by our stakeholders.
- Promote increased funding and access to services for residential care and day programming services.
- Address the serious regional disparity across the country for access to services.
- Improve the ability of ABI survivors and care givers to navigate the care and advocacy system.
- Support and facilitate the development of local and regional brain injury associations in their efforts to provide a voice for ABI survivors and caregivers.