Government of Canada: Open Government Consultation

Dear Stakeholder: The Government of Canada has launched an on-line consultation on Open Government and is inviting all Canadians to participate. The consultation will continue until January 16, 2012 and can be accessed from the Open Government web site at: http://www.open.gc.ca/index-eng.asp. I encourage you to participate in this important initiative. Launched in March 2011, the […]

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Senator Peterson's speech in the Senate Chamber – Brain Injury Awareness Month

Below is Senator Peterson’s statement to be made in the Senate Chamber today. Marie Russell Executive Assistant to / Adjointe executif à The Hon. / L’honorable Robert W. (Bob) Peterson The Senate of Canada / Le Sénat du Canada Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 Room 800-VB (613) 995-4220 Fax: 995-4229 www.liberalsenateforum.ca – Canada’s Original Think Tank […]

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Three excerpts from today's Speech from the Throne:

In order to improve Canada’s productivity, enhance our economic competitiveness and increase our standard of living, our Government will continue to make targeted investments to promote and encourage research and development in Canada’s private sector and in our universities, colleges and polytechnics. It will look for ways to support innovation while ensuring that federal investment […]

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NHCC and BIAC Election messaging

Hello all, With the government officially defeated, an election is in full swing. The NHCC has incorporated shared messaging about the need for a national brain strategy into BIAC’s election messages. For your reference, our key messages include: Key Messages approximately 5.6 million Canadians live with a neurological condition and 5 million Canadians live with […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada Supports Governments Investment to Injury Prevention

The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is pleased to see the positive movement with the government’s investment of $5 million over two years to support injury prevention initiatives that reach Canadian children and youth in the communities where they live and play. The measurement of the success of this investment should be seen when […]

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The Government Invests in Sports and Recreation Injury Prevention for Children and Youth

Public Health Agency of Canada Harper Government invests in sports and recreation injury prevention Initiative to tackle head injury risks to children and youth in sports March 16, 2011 (MONTREAL) – The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), and Senator Larry Smith today announced funding to support injury prevention in sports and recreation among […]

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Toward an Ontario Brain Strategy – NHCC Ontario work – Abilities Magazine

Please find below an article to appear in the Forum section of the upcoming issue of Abilities Magazine. It’s a good summary of the productivity of the Ontario project to date. Toward an Ontario Brain Strategy – NHCC Ontario work – Abilities Magazine

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Private member's bill meant to make big vehicles safer

By Faiza Wasim, Canwest News Service April 15, 2010 6:02 PM OTTAWA — Standing next to a mother who lost her daughter in a horrific traffic accident, a Newfoundland MP on Thursday introduced a private member’s bill meant to make heavy trucks safer. Liberal Siobhan Coady’s Bill C-512 would amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act […]

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BIAC-ACLC Brief to the Standing Committee on Health Re: Bill C-6

The Brain Injury Association of Canada – BIAC – would like to thank the Standing Committee on Health for their invitation to speak to and answer questions with regards to Helmet Certification on Thursday, May 28, 2009 The Brain Injury Association of Canada strongly urges the Standing Committee on Health studying Bill C-6 to support […]

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To All Members of the Brain Injury Association of Canada Community – Call to Action – Your Participation is required today

The Government has put into place a process which requires your immediate participation for passage of Bill C-289. Thanking you in advance for taking the time to advance this Bill through Parliament! Your Participation is required; this is not a done deal. If Canadians remain silent then the government could drop the legislation or stall […]

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2008 Federal Disabilities Report: Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Following is the UN website which explains the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities very well (it has an excellent power point presentation!) and the progress that is being made in this area. http://www.un.org/disabilities/ It is important to move quickly on this as […]

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North Vancouver Town Hall Meeting to Address Brain Injury Prevention

GATINEAU, Quebec – On Tuesday, April 14, 2009 the Brain Injury Association of Canada will partner with the District of North Vancouver, North Shore Safety Council, Think First and the Alzheimer Society, Legacies 2010 to speak about the Prevention of Brain Injuries at a Public Meeting in the Council Chambers of Municipal Hall, located at […]

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