June is Brain Injury Awareness Month #BIAM17

More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily. During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media, using the hashtag, #IamTheFaceofBrainInjury. Hailey Harms is one of those faces. […]

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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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In Memoriam: Harry Joseph Zarins, January 2, 1951 – December 26, 2016

It is with great sadness that we post this obituary of Mr. Harry Zarins, executive director of Brain Injury Canada. He served the organisation with great dedication and commitment. Brain Injury Canada will be honouring Mr Zarins and his contributions, at upcoming conferences and with future communications. OTTAWA — McGill Athletics & Recreation is sad […]

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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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Brain Injury Canada 2016 AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an annual general meeting of the members of the Corporation will be held on the 28th day of September, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. (local time), at the Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St., Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1R1 Colony Ballroom Centre for the following purposes: 1. To appoint the Chair and […]

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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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Call for Applications for the Brain Injury Canada Board of Directors

Brain Injury Canada is inviting interested Canadians to submit expressions of interest to serve on the Board of Directors for up to a three-year term. Interested candidates are asked to send the following information to Harry Zarins, Executive Director at executivedirector@biac-aclc.ca: Introductory letter expressing why you would like to sit on the Board, what you […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Across Canada Provincial, Grassroots Organizations and Individuals will be creating awareness about Acquired Brain Injuries. As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times […]

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2016 Brain Injury Canada Annual Conference, Sept 27-29, Toronto

Newsletter Pathways Ahead – August 2016 Pre Toronto Conference Edition 2016 Annual Conference Program Hotel and Registration Information Register TODAY to avoid disappointment 2016 Annual Brain Injury Canada Conference Hotel and Registration Information Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus Annual Conference Exhibitor’s And Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF) September 27-29, 2016 Chestnut Conference Centre, University Of Toronto Call for […]

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