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Brain Injury Awareness Month

June 2023

Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM) is recognized throughout the month of June in Canada. Annually, various national, provincial, and local associations organize campaigns to enhance understanding regarding the frequency of brain injuries. These initiatives aim to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals with brain injuries and emphasize the necessity for additional services and support throughout the recovery process. Everyday lives are affected by brain injury: 

  • Worldwide, 69 million people sustain a  traumatic brain injury every year.
  • Every 5 minutes, someone in Canada has a stroke.
  • 1 in 4 people accessing mental health and substance use services have a history of brain injury.
  • People with brain injury are 2.5x more likely to be incarcerated.
  • Up to 82% of people experiencing homelessness have a traumatic brain injury.

Data Courtesy of: https://braintrustcanada.com


The BIAPH flower logo sits on top of the words Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each word is on a different line, with the word Awareness in Green. To the right is a hand, hovering above the hand is a black and white brain. To the bottom, a green ribbon runs through.BIAPH is excited to commemorate Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM) by honouring our members and the extraordinary stories that shape their experiences. We are sharing those stories through our newly published photobook, “Unveiling Resilience — Narratives Of Senior Acquired Brain Injury Survivors”. Social media posts throughout the month will highlight these thought-provoking recounts of the daily life of a brain injury Survivor. 

We also celebrated the achievements and resilience demonstrated in overcoming life’s challenges at our exclusive BIAM Social. Our BIAM social included BIAPH’s Board of Directors, staff, and also welcomed Oakville’s MPP Stephen Crawford. MPP Crawford joined BIAPH to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation in their support of BIAPH’s Skill Building Webinar — to be released in September, 2023.

Join us in transforming invisible injuries into visible narratives. While the effects of brain injuries may go unnoticed by external observers, they profoundly affect the lives of individuals living with such injuries and their loved ones. Sharing personal stories serves as a potent tool to foster knowledge and deepen empathy. We invite you to share your own brain injury story or inspire others to do the same, as we believe in the power of storytelling to promote understanding and awareness. 

Share Your Story

Sharing personal stories of brain injury can be incredibly powerful and impactful. By sharing your experience, you can help raise awareness, provide support, and inspire others who may be going through similar challenges. Get involved and participate in the conversation on social media by using the following hashtags:

#BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth #SpotlightonBrainInjury #AcquiredBrainInjury #InvisibleDisability #BIAPHBIAM

If you would like to share your full story, click the button below to open the Google Form. Join us in raising awareness and shedding light on this important topic.

Donate to Empower Change

Donating to the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH) is a wonderful way to support individuals and families affected by brain injuries in the Peel and Halton regions. Click the button below and help us make a difference!