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ABI Support Groups

Upcoming Meetings

Survivors and Caregivers

Weekly meetings are open to brain injury survivors and caregivers. This group meets on Tuesdays between 7:00pm to 8:30pm (end time may vary). Members register via weekly email. Once registered a meeting link is sent to the email listed on the registration to join on the date of the meeting. If needed you can also be connected to the meeting through the phone. New members welcome, please contact us for information. For Questions and/or Inquiries please contact us at 905-823-2221, or send us an email at supportgroups@biaph.com.

Upcoming ABI Support Group Meetings


Our ABI Support Group meets In-Person (at community locations) as well as Online (via Zoom) throughout the month.  Meetings are open to survivors and caregivers. Registration is required for all meetings to assist in reaching out to attendees should there be changes to the meeting. Zoom link and/or additional meeting information emailed following registration. 


Location

Date & Time

Description & Upcoming Speakers

In Person Meeting

Longo’s Walkers Line 2900 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON

L7M 4M8

Tuesday November 7, 2023 at 7pm 

Burlington and Surrounding Area Meeting 




Speaker: Nicole Abruscato and Sondra Urquhart from SHIP, on “Navigate Our Services and Supportive Housing”



A Special Thank you to Longo’s for their generous donation.

Online Meeting via Zoom 

Tuesday November 14, 2023 at 7pm 


Speaker: Heroic Minds Introducing and Reviewing Information on their New Application coined “The Spotify of human performance”.


Heroic Minds provides endless wisdom from professionals all over the world in an enjoyable and powerful way.



Sharpen the tools to fend off: Overthinking, anxiety, depression, insomnia, unneeded anger, avoidance, fear, apprehension, impatience, and low self-esteem.


In-Person Meeting

Mississauga Longo’s Applewood Plaza 1125 N Service Rd,

Mississauga, ON

L4Y 1A6

Tuesday November 21, 2023 at 7pm 

Mississauga/Brampton and Surrounding Area Meeting 


Speaker: Ontario Disability Support Program Representative, on “ODSP Program Overview and Benefits”


A representative will be joining us to review some important topics handled by the organization including: 


– What is ODSP
– How much is ODSP
– Applying for ODSP
– Eligibility for ODSP 
– Ongoing support


A Special Thank you to Longo’s for their generous donation.

Tuesday November 30, 2023 at 7pm 

BIAPH is pleased to invite you once again to our annual holiday party! We held our first Holiday Party in 1996 — today, we are excited as we prepare for our 27th Annual Holiday Party! Join us, to celebrate the many years of support, community and family we have built within our organization. Discount codes are available to all survivors and supporting caregivers attending with a survivor. Contact our office for details admin@biaph.com 


As many ABI survivors struggle with environmental stimulation and cognitive fatigue, we will also be hosting a private Holiday party for ABI survivors and caregivers who are unable to attend our larger Holiday event. The date will be determined and shared closer to the Holiday Season. Please watch your inbox for an invitation.

In Person Holiday Gathering for Survivors and Caregivers (Oakville Area) 


Tuesday December 05, 2023 at 4pm 

Member Holiday Social

Join us for a festive holiday celebration!

Some members may opt to attend our grand event at the Mississauga Convention Center on Nov 30th, while others may prefer the smaller, more intimate gathering with reduced environmental stimulation. Members are free to choose either event or attend both. Keep an eye on your email for registration details.

Location: We will meet up at a restaurant in the Oakville area for dinner. Information to follow member registration.

Cost: $10 per person 

Online Meeting Via Zoom 

Tuesday December 12, 2023 at 7pm 

Survivor and Caregiver Online Gathering

Get ready for Trivia Night!

Join us for an evening of entertainment, laughter, and a chance to win some exciting giveaways. Let the games begin!

In Person Meeting

Longo’s Walkers Line 2900 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON

L7M 4M8

Tuesday January 09, 2023 at 7pm 

Burlington and Surrounding Area Meeting

More information to be posted 

Online Meetign Via Zoom 

Tuesday January 16, 2023 at 7pm 

Speaker TBD 

In-Person Meeting

Mississauga Longo’s Applewood Plaza 1125 N Service Rd,

Mississauga, ON

L4Y 1A6

Tuesday January 23, 2023 at 7pm 

Mississauga/Brampton and Surrounding Area

Meeting More information to be posted 

Caregivers Only

Monthly meetings are open to caregivers of acquired brain injury survivors. This group meets once a month on Tuesdays, between 7:00pm to 8:30pm (end time may vary). Members register via weekly email. Once registered a meeting link is sent to the email listed on the registration to join on the date of the meeting. If needed you can also be connected to the meeting through your phone. New members are always welcome!

For questions and/or inquiries please contact us at 905-823-2221, or send us an email at supportgroups@biaph.com.

Upcoming Caregiver Support Group Meetings



Our Caregiver Support Group is hosted solely Online (Zoom) due to the large geographic area our caregivers join us from. Registration is required for all meetings. Registration helps to inform attendees in the event there are changes to meetings. Zoom link emailed following registration.

Location

Date & Time 

Description & Upcoming Speakers 

Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Sept 26, 2023 at 7pm 

Isolated and Burnt Out as a Caregiver?
Meeting Topic: Welcome Back to our caregiver members. We will have a discussion on how the summer months have gone and moving forward. Each member is welcome to share. 

We will also discuss upcoming season plans. 


Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023 at 4:50pm (please note the time change for this meeting) 

Speaker: Canada Revenue Agency Representative, James Barclay, on “Taxes and Benefits”


James will be joining us to review some important topics handled by the agency including: 


– The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and How to Apply  

– Other Benefits and Credits

– RDSP and Savings

– Digital Services

– Scam Awareness

Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 7pm 

Speaker: Ontario Disability Support Program Representative, on “ODSP Program Overview and Benefits”


A representative will be joining us to review some important topics handled by the organization including: 


– What is ODSP
– How much is ODSP
– Applying for ODSP
– Eligibility for ODSP 
– Ongoing support

Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2023 at 7pm 

Isolated and Burnt Out as a Caregiver?
Areas of Discussion:
1. Main challenges
2. Sharing strategies
3. Survivors – insight into their limitations, how do you address them without taking away their hope and dignity?
4. How to deal with mood swings and anger outbursts?
5. Difficulties finding services and funding.
6. Acceptance and moving forward finding a “new normal”.

Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2023 at 7pm 

Isolated and Burnt Out as a Caregiver?
Areas of Discussion:
1. Main challenges
2. Sharing strategies
3. Survivors – insight into their limitations, how do you address them without taking away their hope and dignity?
4. How to deal with mood swings and anger outbursts?
5. Difficulties finding services and funding.
6. Acceptance and moving forward finding a “new normal”.

Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2023 at 7pm 

Isolated and Burnt Out as a Caregiver?
Areas of Discussion:
1. Main challenges
2. Sharing strategies
3. Survivors – insight into their limitations, how do you address them without taking away their hope and dignity?
4. How to deal with mood swings and anger outbursts?
5. Difficulties finding services and funding.
6. Acceptance and moving forward finding a “new normal”.

Support Group Speakers

ODSP Program Ontario Disability Support Program Benefits, Eligibility, and Application Process About the Talk: A representative will be joining us to review …

Heroic Minds App Introduction and Sharing  The Spotify of Human Performance About the Talk: In 2009, at the age of 16, Ben …

SHIP – Services and Housing in the Province How to Navigate Our Services and Supportive Housing About the Talk: Two representatives from …

Canda Revenue Agency  Taxes and Benefits Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm Tuesday, October 10 @ 4:50pm  Tuesday, October 17 @ 7pm  Tuesday, …

BIAPH Partners and Mentors Peer Support Program Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7pm Sue Brushey, Peer Support Coordinator About the Talk: The …

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services Information from an ABI System Navigator Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7pm About the Talk: Mind Forward …