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May and June are very busy and important months of year for BIAPH as we have two crucial  fundraising events. On May 11 is the 10th Annual Golf4Yuri, with all proceeds going to support the Caregiver Relief Program. On June 20 is BIAPH's 5th Annual Corporate Fundraiser 'Une Affaire de Chocolat' which is critical to ensure continued sustainable funding for all our programs. The corporate social mix and mingle also  coincides with Brain Injury Awareness Month..   

We are counting on your support at these upcoming events.

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Here's what has happened during April and information about upcoming events.



5TH Annual “Une Affaire de Chocolat”


5TH Annual “Une Affaire de Chocolat”. Please join us at the Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre, 2340 Ontario Street, (BronteHarbour), Oakville on Thursday June 20th, 2013from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. –

Tickets: $125 or $150 at the door. (One free drink ticket is included in the price).

 The evening will feature a fabulous buffet style dinner, decadent chocolate desserts, and entertainment, live and silent auctions and fabulous raffle items. 

 As in years past, we hope to bring together members of the legal community, the health care community, the insurance industry, brain injury survivors, local businesspersons and politicians to help BIAPH achieve our fundraising goals.

 Thank you so much to our confirmed corporate sponsors. There are still sponsorship opportunities available, please contact us to discuss the benefits of sponsorship. All sponsorship packages include fee ticket(s) to our event. In order to ensure that your company receives proper recognition at BIAPH upcoming events, I would greatly appreciate if you could get back to me by May 29, 2013. If you are not able to use all tickets in your package, we kindly ask that you allow us to donate these tickets on your behalf to our ABI survivors.

 In the event that you are unable to sponsor our fundraising event, we invite you to please consider donating items for our silent or live auction.  Tickets to sporting events, gift coupons for a “day at the spa”, dinner or golf, sports memorabilia, electronics or gift baskets would be particularly appreciated.

 The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH) do not receive any government funding, leaving us to rely on corporate support and fundraising events to continue our work. 

We hope you can join us.

 Your kindness and commitment is truly appreciated.  Thank you for your consideration.

The proceeds from the evening will support the very worthy projects of BIAPH.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!

Jorun Rucels

Executive Director-B.I.A.P.H.

5th Annual Corporate Fundraiser "Une Affaire de Chocolat" - June 20, 2013

Harbour Banquet and Conference Center

5th Annual Corporate Fundraiser "Une Affaire de Chocolat"

Save the date!!

 BIAPH seeks your support for our annual corporate fundraiser 

5TH Annual “Une Affaire de Chocolat”. Please join us at the Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre, 2340 Ontario Street, (Bronte Harbour), Oakville ...


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May 14 - Georgetown Support Group

Georgetown Support Group welcomes Dr. Lesley Miller

Dr. Miller will be speaking on "Recovering from Brain Injury".

Dr. Miller is a Clinical Psychologist, focusing her practice in the areas of Counselling and Neuropsychology.

She has a special interest in neuroplasticity and helping brain injured clients to increase their level of ...

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10th Annual Golf4Yuri - May 11, 2013


All proceeds to the Caregiver Relief Program

Tenth Golf4Yuri 

 May 11th2013

Caledon Golf and Country Club

For Online Registraton Click Below!

 Registration at Noon 

Shotgun 1:00PM 

 Dinner 7:30PM 

Happy Spring! After a few winters of being spoiled with unusually mild temperatures ...

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Monthly Support Group Meetings


Brampton May 8 - 

Georgetown May 14-

Mississauga May 15 -

 Burlington May 23 -


Support groups for those that have suffered an Acquired Brain Injury and their families.

If you or someone you love has experienced a ...

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April 15 - Coalition for Persons with Disablities

BIAPH was at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on Monday April 15.

Welcome to the official website of the

Connections Resource Fair for Persons with Disabilities,
which takes place on:

Monday, April 15, 2013
10:00am - 7:00pm
at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga


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Taking care of Yourself

April 10 - Jack Polonsky - Topic 'Caregiver Self Preservation'

Brampton Support Group Facilitator Sue Brushey and Guest Speaker Jack Polonsky

On Wednesday April 10 the Brampton Support Group welcomed guest speaker Jack Polonsky. Jack, a behaviour therapist, spoke to us about the importance of taking care of yourself. It doesn't matter if you're a survivor ...

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April 17 - Louis Zavodni - Topic 'ABI Brainstorming'

Mr. Louis Zavodni is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner working in the area of brain injury. He led a brainstorming session on April 17 at the Mississauga group meeting.  It was a great night of problem solving, sharing and learning from each other.

Louis Zavodni, MSc. OT, OT ...

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BIAPH is pleased to announce as a new Platinum Sponsor, Mazin and Associates, Personal Injury Lawyers.  Two new Silver Sponsor, Singer Kwinter, Personal Injury Lawyers and NHI Nursing & Homemakers Inc., Healthcare Services Provider. These firms join BIAPH's growing list of supporters. We appreciated their commitment and financial support. 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

To our 2012 corporate sponsors, BIAPH thanks you for your commitment  to our organization. Your generosity has sustained us in our ongoing efforts to expand our programs. To keep us moving forward, please consider renewing your commitment for the next 12 months, your support is crucial to keep us going. All sponsorship packages include complimentary ticket(s) to the "Chocolat" event, please contact:  or call us at 905 823 2221.