For those of you who have children, you no doubt wonder, as I did, how they are faring living with a parent with an ABI. Ours is a unique situation as our now teenage son doesn’t know his dad any other way than with the ABI. It’s a mixed blessing, I’m sure. He didn’t know how dad struggled with him as a child, knowing that his child’s brain and body was often quicker than his own would allow. Our son is thoughtful, conscientious, and aware of everything. Always has been. And that’s a tough match for the parent who isn’t so quick and sure […]
Shining a light on Brain Injury Awareness Month Across Canada
VICTORIA, B.C. June 2021:
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. 452 Canadians suffer a serious traumatic brain injury every day. This amounts to nearly one person every 3 minutes, equaling almost 165,000 serious brain injuries per year. This does not include concussions, non-traumatic brain injuries, military injuries, or unreported cases.
The results of a recent survey conducted by brain injury associations across Canada revealed that approximately 61% of respondents found general lack of awareness about brain injury a key issue. These results demonstrate that we need to work harder to shine a light on the prevalence and intersectionality of brain injury.
Please be aware […]
We want to hear from you!
If you sustained a brain injury in a car crash after April 1, 2019, we are keen to hear your experiences, thoughts, feelings and advice.
We invite you to please use this new online survey to tell us your story.
Our intent is to collect meaningful stories that reflect survivors’ experiences in navigating the new ICBC Accident Benefits Coverage. We will collate the information and identify common themes, share a summary of it with ICBC, and use it to inform next steps.
We want to identify opportunities for improvement and hear your thoughts about additional information or activities that can support survivors in navigating […]
What is a concussion?
Concussion, a form of traumatic brain injury, is the most common type of brain injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow or jolt to the head, face or neck. Most well known for taking place in sporting activities, concussions can take many forms and happen for a variety of reasons, such as falls, crashes, assaults, motor vehicle accidents etc. It is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion as soon as possible. Taking the right precautions to heal from a brain injury is key to the success of one’s recovery. Often described as ‘mild […]