Ontario creates concussion law in memory of 17-year-old rugby player

CTVNews.ca Staff Ontario MPPs have passed new legislation named for an Ottawa-area high school rugby player who died in 2013 after suffering multiple concussions. “Rowan’s Law” will establish a committee to work on the 49 recommendations made after the coroner’s inquest into 17-year-old Rowan Stringer’s death. The recommendations include education for student athletes, parents and […]

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Concussions for regular people: yours vs. Sidney Crosby’s

When you’re an average Canadian with a concussion, your experience can feel quite different from what you read about those of pro athletes. 180 producer Kathryn Marlow knows this personally, and set out to determine the relationship between concussions in sport and concussions in daily life. The 180 with Jim Brown on CBC Radio. Concussions […]

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Josh Bonnici’s ‘Pedal to New Levels’ Fundraiser for Brain Injury Canada

On July 17, 2016 I will begin my bicycle ride across Canada from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland with a completion date of September 21, 2016. As part of the ride, I am raising money for Brain Injury Canada. I will be personally funding all of the expenses of the trip, and so […]

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Head Games Opens in Theaters & On Demand & Dr. Cantu Releases New Book

Dr. Robert Cantu Releases New Book, Concussions and Our Kids SLI Co-Founder and world-renowned concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu released his new book, Concussions and Our Kids, on Tuesday, September 18. A timely, provocative, essential guide to concussions in youth sports, Concussions and Our Kids will cover what concussions are, how to treat them, & […]

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Fall Gala Announcement, Please Join Us for a Celebration of the Merger of BCBIA and PCBICS/Brainstreams.ca

From: Julia Zarudzka, President of BC Brain Injury Association And Patti Flaherty, President of Pacific Coast Brian Injury Conference Society – Brainstreams.ca In Honour of the Merger of BC Brain Injury Association and Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society ‘Unity in the Community’ Cocktail Gala Fundraiser for Brain Injury Please see the the gala announcement. […]

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Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington Hawaiian Mix & Mingle, Tickets are on sale now, A great opportunity for Networking, September 27, 2012

You’re invited to shuck your boring clothes and grab your Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts at Waterloo-Wellington’s Hawaiian Mix & Mingle A FUNdraisier in support of The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington A GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 pm Westmount Golf and Country Club 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener ON $99.00 […]

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An App to assist people coping with memory challenges or those who just want to be better organized. — Qcard may be for you!

As a sign of our appreciation for your early support we want to personally email you to announce the official launch of Qcard on the Apple App Store. To help as many people as possible, we are having a Launch Sale of 50% off! (offer ends Wed, August 15th). Your support is greatly appreciated and […]

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BIAC is inviting interested persons to submit expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors

The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is inviting interested Canadians to submit expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term. Interested people are asked to send the following information to lscarlson@yourlink.ca or Larry.Carlson@gov.sk.ca and Harry Zarins, Executive Director to executivedirector@biac-aclc.ca • Introductory letter expressing why you would […]

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Member of Parliament Mrs. Kelly Block's statement delivered June 18 in the House of Commons

Mrs. Kelly Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Brain Injury Awareness Month is recognized nationally every June in order to raise awareness of the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada. Automobile accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents, falls, strokes, tumours, aneurysms and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of acquired brain injury. There […]

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Altantic Lawyers Group gives Champion of Justice Award to The Jessica Campaign

St. John’s – June 23, 2012: The Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association met this weekend for a legal education conference and their annual membership meeting, and is conferring its highest honour – The Champion of Justice Award. APTLA’s Champion of Justice Award is given to persons who act to the betterment of safety and responsibility […]

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Rx&D News Alert

MyMedRec is a portable up to date health record that can be easily shared with your family, doctor, nurse, pharmacist or anyone else involved in your healthcare. It keeps track of the medicines that you and your family members are taking and many other elements related to your health. Use it to remind you when […]

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A heads up on head injuries from BC interior health medical health officer Dr Peter Barss

Have you ever thought about what could happen if you or your family had a head injury? The brain is sensitive to impact. What seems a minor injury sometimes leads to a lifetime of suffering for the injured person, family, and friends. Possible consequences are loss of employment, homelessness, divorce, addictions, and personality changes, among […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada Supports Ontario's Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass' Recommendations released during Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of Canada supports all recommendations made by Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass, BSc, MD, FRCPC especially the recommendation calling for mandatory bicycle helmet use for all, not only to dramatically reduce preventable deaths but also to reduce serious brain injuries which will have an impact on reducing indirect and direct health […]

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The Need for a National Brain Strategy in Canada

Imagine, you are a fully-functioning, contributing member of society. You work, you have a rich family life, you contribute to your community, and now you have just been told you have a brain condition – perhaps ALS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. You feel impossibly alone, and utterly helpless. But, tragically, you have […]

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Elementary Safety 4 children

ElementarySafety.com – Voter’s Choice Vids4Kids contest theme – “Wear your helmet”. Entries accepted July 09 – July 22, 2012 Voting July 30 – August 19, 2012 Winner announced August 20, 2012 Our current $5000 contest is on Bullying Show us your creativity by creating a compelling YouTube video that is educational and/or promotes positive behaviours […]

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