The BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA) Celebrates 40 Years of Service & Forms a Strategic Alliance with the CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses
Brainstreams.ca is the official website of the BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA). We are excited to announce fourty years of service in British Columbia. BCBIA was founded in 1982 and incorporated in 1983.
Throughout the years, BCBIA has been the voice of the brain injury community, evolving from providing direct services to joining forces with the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society (PCBICS) in 2012, to becoming the provincial resource for online education and networking through Brainstreams.ca.
BCBIA is evolving again. We have formalized a Strategic Alliance with the Constable Gerald Breese Centre for Traumatic Life Losses (CGB) under the leadership of Janelle Breese Biagioni. Under the Alliance and in furtherance of their respective charitable purposes of BCBIA and CGB in the Province of British Columbia, the Parties will make all reasonable efforts to act jointly and in concert to:
- promote the development and delivery of Services;
- promote and encourage public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the specific needs of Supported Persons;
- serve as a cooperative repository of current information regarding the prevention and treatment of, and strategies for living with acquired brain injury;
- promote public awareness and knowledge of issues related to brain injury, mental health, and substance use/addiction;
- support the advancement research in the fields of brain injury, and in the intersections of brain injury, mental health, and substance use/addiction;
- identify opportunities for and develop strategic partnerships with all levels of government, organizations, and community stakeholders that are aligned with the purposes of the Parties; and
- maintain and enhance the BCBIA’s public-facing website (i.e., https://www.brainstreams.ca/) generally referred to as “Brainstreams” as a leading publicly accessible brain-injury information resource for Supported Persons.
We are continually revising, adapting, and creating content to ensure British Columbians are informed about the brain and brain injury and have access to the kind of information they require, when they require it. With your continued support and feedback, we hope to fulfill an existing gap in the brain injury community.
Throughout 2022, we will be looking for opportunities to celebrate this milestone marking four decades of service. Check back often for updates on what we have planned.