Bridgepoint, which is part of Sinai Health, is an internationally recognized, rehabilitation and complex care hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Bridgepoint is the single largest organization in Canada to focus exclusively on research, care and teaching for people with complex health conditions. Clinical areas of focus include inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, palliative care, dialysis and specialized complex care.
Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS), seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury. They aim to be leading-edge in the provision of evidence-based community and client-centered services in the field of Acquired Brain Injury.
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario’s largest Children’s Treatment Centre (CTC). Their main services include Autism Services, Communication Services, Infant Hearing Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Vision Services. They aim to help each child build on his/her unique strengths, and to maximize opportunities for independence, health and well-being. ErinoakKids also help families as they meet the challenges of everyday life.
The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, cares for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, and kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere. With a mix of services not offered anywhere else in Ontario, Holland Bloorview partners to provide the best interprofessional care within their walls and to prepare families for life beyond them.
Family and friends play a key role in supporting a person with a brain injury. Learn how to communicate effectively with a person after #TBI or #ABI in the free interact-ABI-lity online course funded by @icareNSW. You can sign up here and see more at https://youtu.be/rifkwsVyh00.
Mind Forward Brain Injury Services provides community based rehabilitation and life-long support for adults whose lives have been touched by acquired brain injury. Mind Forward has been committed to offering services to all individuals touched by brain injury (including clients, family members and caregivers) based on an assessment of the individual’s needs and through a team approach to service planning and goal-setting.
March of Dimes Canada believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial challenges deserves to be independent, able to work, learn and participate fully in their community. Their mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities.
The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector.
The Toronto ABI Network helps hospitals and community-based programs connect people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to the services they need. Their mission is to provide leadership in furthering equitable, accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality publicly-funded services and support for persons living with the effects of an acquired brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area. Please click this link to view a repository of resources prepared by the Toronto ABI Network — ABI Community Service Information.
Parachute aims to create a safer Canada by preventing serious and fatal injuries through evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate. Parachute envisions a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.
Peel Cheshire Homes provides supportive housing and outreach programs for people with physical disabilities. This agency owns and operates 12-unit supportive housing, which helps adults with physical disabilities with food preparation, personal care and other services which support independent living
The outreach program is for Brampton residents with physical disabilities living in their own homes. Personal support workers (PSWs) assist clients with daily living needs such as bathing, meal preparation, grocery shopping, etc and with some light housekeeping as required.
The UHN offers a free webinar series for people with persisting concussion symptoms, their families, friends, caregivers and health care professionals. The topics discussed include concussion treatment, exercise therapy, vestibular therapy, mental health, return to work, school and athletics, and more.
What People Say About Us
The respite caregiver knows his abilities and weaknesses. He is prone to be very, very quiet and she draws him out and makes him speak. She is a gentle and kind person who brings him some socializing that he otherwise would not have. The program has exceeded our expectations. The respite caregiver is a gem and we have come to love her!
Caregiver Relief Program, Recipient
I have really enjoyed people sharing their stories and hearing the speakers present. There have been some very informative speakers. Just listening to others helps me not feel alone and connected to others, you feel like somebody else understands what you're going through. For those thinking about attending a group I would say come with an open mind and expect to receive something good. It doesn't matter where the group is, there's always something good.
Adult Support Group, Member
Having a local support group (BIAPH), helped me a lot during my recovery. It has been great to meet other survivors that can relate to you and understand you and your situation. I made a whole new group of friends. I had wonderful experiences finally connecting with other survivors. The local support groups helped me share some of my challenges and learn from others.
Youth and Young Adult Support Group, Member
By having my husband be able to take back his previous responsibility of the weekly grocery shopping (with the assistance of a respite caregiver), he has become more self-confident in himself and it makes him feel good that he is able to help out with the weekly household chores.
Caregiver Relief Program, Recipient
Just a quick note to say thank you for the work you do. I really value the time you've taken each time to find me the right mentor. I am once again absolutely loving my calls with my current mentor and they are a highlight of my week where I know I can speak with someone who understands what I'm coping with. These are wonderful people who are mentors and I truly value their volunteered time to help people like me as we join the same path. I look forward to giving back as a mentor myself at some point.
Peer Support Program, Partner
To enhance the quality of life for persons in the region(s) of Peel and Halton who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support.