Through a grant provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, OBIA has implemented a new program “Support, Hope & Resiliency: An Education and Training Program for Caregivers of Acquired Brain Injury Survivors” across the province of Ontario.  This caregiver education program will be provided in Burlington on Oct 10 and will be hosted by BIAPH.

When someone suffers a brain injury the whole family is affected.  If you have a partner, spouse, child, relative or close friend with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) it is important to recognize that this situation can be highly stressful to you and it is important to seek support.  This three hour workshop will allow you to engage in meaningful conversations with other caregivers of brain injury survivors as you explore the following topics:

  1. Understand How ABI Has Changed My Loved One
  2. Discover Ways to Manage the Emotional, Cognitive and Physical Changes of ABI
  3. Understand How ABI Has Changed My Family and How to Manage These Changes
  4. Understand How ABI Has Changed Me
  5. Discover Ways to Support Myself through the Emotional, Social and Physical Challenges of Caregiving

Caregiver Workshops

The group is limited to a small number to allow for greater discussion and interaction. The Caregiver Workshops are completely free but require registration online. Registration is necessary as workshops fill up quickly. 

For more information call 1-800-263-5404 ext. 248 or email Nancy LaJoie, Caregiver Education Specialist, directly at: nlajoie@obia.on.ca or email Jorun Rucels at jorun.rucels@biaph.com or call 905-823-2221.