Aloha Toronto – The Brain Injury Association Of Canada Hosts Toronto's 7th Annual Hawaiian Oyster Odyssey

Media personalities, survivors and Ontario Transportation Minister to headline (TORONTO – JANUARY 12, 2011) – It’s time to chuck your winter gear and grab grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts. There are only days left before a winter warm-up is set to take place at Toronto’s historic Miller Tavern at 3885 Yonge St. The Brain Injury […]

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Bill C 562 – “Head Smart Ski and Snowboard Facility”

OTTAWA – Two young students from northern British Columbia joined MP Nathan Cullen in Ottawa today to ask parliamentarians to consider tax incentives the students say will make Canada a safer and more caring country. Smithers residents Emily Hobley McCosker and Justin Steenhof will watch Cullen present their winning entries in the Create Your Canada […]

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Brain injury has a new Canadian champion and aunt-nephew relationships have reached a new height

St. John’s, N.L. – August 11, 2010 Cross-country bike odyssey to finish on Thursday in St. John’s, NL with emotional reunion between aunt and nephew – University of Victoria student cycled 7,500 km by himself to raise awareness and funds in support of brain injury survivors in honour of his aunt. As he arrives on […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Designed to Entertain, Educate and Legislate Gatineau, Québec – June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a national initiative helping Canadians of all ages become more aware of the causes of acquired brain injury and its prevention. Year-round, the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) spearheads ways to teach people how to protect their brain and […]

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BIAC-ACLC Supports the Establishment of a Canadian Caregiver Strategy

The Brain Injury Association of Canada fully supports the establishment of a Canadian Caregiver Strategy. So many of our families fill the role of primary caregiver and therefore this initiative has great significance in the acquired brain injury community. We encourage Canadians to write to their Members of Parliament indicating their support for the development […]

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Canadian Standards Association Media Release – Skiing, Snowboarding Helmet Standards

Congratulations to the CSA The Brain Injury Association of Canada lauds the Canadian Standards Association in the development of recreational alpine skiing and snowboarding helmet standard to to help protect winter sports enthusiasts on Canadian slopes The next step is to have the government approve Bill C-289 which will require the recreational alpine skiing and […]

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Fry calls government a laggard on Helmet Safety

OTTAWA – The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver-Centre and Chair of the BC Liberal Caucus, today re-introduced Bill C-289, a Private Members’ Bill to the House of Commons requiring all recreational snow sport helmets not approved by the Canadian Standards Association to be prohibited under the Hazardous Products Act. Currently, helmets […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada supports re-introduction of helmet safety bill

GATINEAU, Québec—The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) calls on Canadians to contact their Member of Parliament and declare their support for Private Members Bill C-289, which would amend the Hazardous Products Act so as to prohibit the advertising, sale, or import into Canada, of recreational snow sport helmets that do not meet a national […]

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Oysters fuel national fundraisers for injury awareness kicking off on Groundhog day

For Immediate Release Attention: Assignment, Health, Lifestyle and City Editors – The Brain Injury Association of Canada to name Insurance Bureau of Canada as title sponsor of new campaign. (Toronto) – Torontonians will be shedding their winter gear for tropical threads this year at Toronto’s 5th Annual Hawaiian Oyster Odyssey. The event will take place […]

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Brain Injury Association Of Canada Invites Canadian Lacrosse Association To Adopt New OHL Rule

GATINEAU, Québec – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) has invited the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) to consider establishing helmet rules similar to those announced, January 15, by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The OHL’s new resolution means a player can now be handed a penalty and suspension if their helmet is ever removed […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada urges Canadian drivers to drive safely, smartly and if you drink don’t drive

NEWS RELEASE, December 18, 2008 GATINEAU, Québec – With the holiday season upon Canadians, the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) urges one and all to bear in mind that car crashes are the number one cause of acquired brain injury. Drivers who resist ‘holiday’ egg nog and other alcoholic drinks greatly reduce their risk […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada Hails New B.C. Hockey Rule

FOR RELEASE: December 12, 2008 GATINEAU, Québec – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) salutes a recent policy requiring all of BC Hockey’s minor hockey coaches and on-ice personnel to wear a Canadian Standards Association approved helmet during all BC Hockey sanctioned events. BIAC congratulates and supports all sporting associations who adopt helmet regulations […]

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BIAC Asks Legislators and Leaders: "Where is Canada's Brain Injury Prevention Strategy?

Gatineau, Quebec – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is asking Canadians to speak with political candidates and elected members of parliament about the lack of development of a national injury prevention strategy. The 2008 federal election period is the most opportune stage to bring this need forward for discussion. Treating preventable injuries costs […]

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Media Release: The squeaky wheel gets the grease: getting what you need

– Justin Trudeau to headline Brain Injury national conference with survivors and medical experts in Montreal (MONTREAL – June 11th, 2008) – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) will meet in Montreal this weekend to discuss the importance of developing an essential programs and services network across Canada for all persons affected by brain […]

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