Brain Injury Canada Announces New Vision, New Website

Brain Injury Canada announces the launch of their bold new website, beginning Immediately.


For those living with a brain injury and their caregivers who need assistance and information to deal with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) may contact Brain Injury Canada at their new website: www.braininjurycanada.ca


Brain Injury Canada’s new mandate and new look includes:


Acquired Brain Injury Advocacy and Constituency Representation – Develop a comprehensive set of national ABI policies to assist Brain Injury Canada in setting a national agenda as the voice of ABI survivors and caregivers


Acquired Brain Injury Educational Communications – Launch 3 educational campaign streams including sport injury awareness and prevention, various disorders and health conditions which originate from ABI and early detection


National Acquired Brain Injury Care Strategy and Program – Launch an advocacy strategy to improve the lives of those with ABI across Canada through public policy and other mechanisms


Barb L. Butler, B.Ed, S.V.M. (Co-President) of Brain Injury Canada, had this to say about the new website:


“Brain Injury Canada (formerly The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country. At that time, all agreed that the movement needed a national voice and a national facilitator to connect and support the movement across Canada. After many years, it’s now time to update our presence as our vision for the future advances. For ten years Brain Injury Association of Canada worked diligently to build a national movement with the capacity to create a better life for those who suffer a brain injury, along with their families and caregivers. Our new banner, Brain Injury Canada, with our National Board, Executive Director, and our Volunteers work in 7 key strategic areas. They include promoting greater awareness of ABI and the need for early detection and treatment. We need to create new opportunities to put prevention awareness near the top of Canada’s public agenda.We must promote increased research funding towards important areas identified by our stakeholders as well as increased funding and access to services for residential care and day programming services. We need to address the serious regional disparity across the country for access to services and improve the ability of ABI survivors and care givers to navigate the care and advocacy system. And lastly, we want to support and facilitate the development of local and regional brain injury associations in their efforts to provide a voice for ABI survivors and caregivers within their areas.”


Those interested in learning more about Brain Injury Canada may go here: http://braininjurycanada.ca/business-plan/


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