Establish a National Strategy on Brain Injury
We need 500 signatures – Click here to sign!
It’s estimated more than 165,000 new cases of traumatic brain injury annually occur in Canada, and an estimated national prevalence of over 1.5 million cases (Brain Injury Canada, n.d.). These statistics are grossly understated given the thousands of brain injuries resulting from concussions, intimate partner violence, violence among the homeless, individuals incarcerated, combat injuries and those surviving an opioid/stimulant poisoning that are not diagnosed, treated, or tracked medically. Constituents, Canada-wide, are struggling to navigate a siloed system, preventing access the services and supports they need.
NDP MP Alistair MacGregor of the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding put forth Bill C-277, a Private Member’s Bill on June 2, 2022, as part of Brain Injury Awareness month. He needs our support now by way of submitting a minimum of 500 signatures on this e-Petition. Once 500 signatures are received the e-Petition is certified by the Clerk of Petitions and it is presented to the House of Commons. This last step will be the tabling of the e-Petition for a government response. We can have thousands of signatures, and that’s our hope, but a minimum of 500 is required to move further.
Who can sign the e-Petition?
You must be a citizen or resident of Canada. You will be asked to provide the province / postal code you reside in or the country you are currently residing in.
There is no minimum age to sign the e-Petition.
You must have your own email to sign the petition as only one signature per email address can be submitted. This means multiple family members (any age) may sign, but each person requires their own email address.
You must provide a telephone number.
What happens after you sign the e-Petition?
You will receive an automated email which prompts you to confirm your signature. This confirmation must be provided for your signature to be counted. PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS STEP.
You may only sign an e-petition once.
The Clerk of Petitions has the right to reject any signature of which the validity is in doubt.
If you have questions about the e-petition process or encounter technical problems, please visit the petitions website or contact the Clerk of Petitions at PMB-AED@nullparl.gc.ca.
This is a CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses initiative and is supported by BC Brain Injury Association, Brain Injury Canada, and Cowichan Brain Injury Society.