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.




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 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. 

Browse recent news articles >>


We had a very successful evening fundraising for the BC Brain Injury Association with a prize raffle, live auction and inspiring guest speakers. This year's BCBIA Cocktail Fundraising Gala was held on February 5th at the Winsor Gallery.  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and support the brain injury community of British Columbia. 

Margaret Trudeau was an entertaining guest speaker; she shared some of her life story from being a prime minister’s wife to her journey of acceptance and recovery from bipolar disorder.   

An amazing example of courage and strength, Ellie Ennas shared her inspirational story about living with a brain injury. 

Fred Lee, from CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition, was our auctioneer for the fantastic prizes on offer. See below for a list of the winners. 

Patti Flaherty, BCBIA President, Liz Baron, BCBIA Secretary & Gala Co-Chair, and Susanne Sherwood, Gala Co-Chair, thanked people for attending and encouraged everyone to participate in the fundraising activities. 

Planning is underway for the 2016 Gala and we look forward to seeing you all there! 

Browse our photo gallery on Facebook by clicking here and check out the fun we had. Kudos to Peter Wong Photography for documenting the evening for us!

For more information on the 2015 Gala click here or visit the 2015 Gala tab above in the main navigation bar.

Gala Wrap-Up photo Banner



Featured video

Vancouver Film School Digital Design students teamed up with the Brainstreams.ca team to put together this one-minute video outlining the key facts and risks associated with brain injury in Canada. We are pleased to share it with you! The video was nominated for a VFS Impact award under the "Public Enlightenment" category.




E-News Button       Donate/Become a Member Button

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)

Local resources in your community

A project of:


Project launch made possible by:

  BC Neurotrauma Fund via

Rick Hansen Foundation, BC Neurotrauma Fund

        See who supports Brainstreams.ca


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.