Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the BC Brain Injury Association. The BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA) and the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society (PCBICS) have recently joined together to become one organization with a focused and clear purpose to support our province’s brain injury community.

 

 

Mission

Our mission is to be the agent of change providing leadership for developing, driving and implementing a provincial strategy in BC to improve the lives of people who live with acquired brain injury.

Priorities

This coming year we will be focusing on the following priority outcomes:

  • People will have access to information on ABI
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) will have a clear, distinct and recognized profile in BC
  • There will be a solid provincial stragtegy for ABI in BC
In the News

From cutting-edge research to upcoming gatherings and inspiring stories, the brain and brain injury are topics that come up in the news each week. 

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The BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA) celebrated new chapters as a recently merged organization with the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society, and raised money for projects. We continue our journey according to our newly defined mission.

Our mission is to be the agent of change providing leadership for developing, driving and implementing a provincial strategy in BC to improve the lives of people who live with acquired brain injury.

This year's BCBIA Cocktail Fundraising Gala was held on November 14th, 2013 and Vistas 360 inside the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside HotelReturning emcees Michel McDermott and Kyle Donaldson of Breakfast Television, led the evening in great style while Woolysock entertained the crowd with their soulful jazz. 

David Roche
, the guest speaker for the evening, shared his story and talked about the growth of a community being rooted in the good work of its people. He shared moments of grace that are building blocks of change which were profound, hilarious and sometimes both!

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Meet Maryn & Associates Barristers Solicitors, our Diamond Sponsors! A tremendous thank you to Michael Maryn and his team for their generosity and the good work they do.

With an emphasis on a making the legal process as approachable as possible for their clients, the lawyers at Maryn & Associates have over 70 years of experience in the area of traumatic brain injury.

Mr. Maryn's firm is passionate about improving the lives of people affected by brain injury. As a parent of a brain injured son, Mr. Maryn has learned from personal experience how to look into the lives of his clients. 

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Brain Injury Information and Resources in BC - Home

This section of the website provides an overview of concussion, prevention, coping with symptoms and resources for more information.

Topic: Raising awareness about brain injury

Our Expert: Colleen Butler, B.A., C.R.C has first-hand experience living with and recovering from a brain injury. Her mission is two-fold: to provide practical solutions, education and tools for recovering from a brain injury, while... (read more)

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Brainstreams.ca is an online education and networking site for the Brain Injury Community in B.C. and beyond.

The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.