BIAPH provides Monthly Support Groups  for Survivors, families and caregivers.

Caregiver Relief Programs

BIAPH believes that caregiver relief should be:

  • Available to all families and caregivers providing ongoing care
  • Accessible when, how, and where it is needed
  • When possible, personalized to accommodate the unique needs of the client and family

BIAPH will ensure that:

  • Families have an array of options and can choose caregiver relief services that meet their unique needs
  • Providers are available to meet family needs
  • Families and professionals are aware of our program and know how to access it


The Caregiver Relief Committee is comprised of volunteer service providers, survivor(s) and/or caregivers, brain injury professionals, and at least one member of the BIAPH Board of Directors. The Committee reports to the BIAPH Board of Directors. Members of the BIAPH Caregiver Relief Program are always available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns clients/families may have. We can be reached by:

  • Telephone: (905) 823-2221 or toll free at 1-800-565-8594
  • Online/Email: or
  • Mail: PO Box 67012 South Common Mall, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 5V4
Click Here for Caregiver Relief Guidelines and Forms
Peer Mentoring
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The Peer Support Mentoring Program for People Living with ABI (the first shared activity of OBIA’s Community Support Network), connects an individual who is a “veteran” of a life experience involving Acquired Brain Injury (the “Mentor”) with a “Partner” who is coping with a similar ABI-related situation and is in need of support from a knowledgeable friend. Both Mentors and Partners can be survivors, unpaid caregivers or family members. All Mentors will be trained before being matched with Partners through the generous support of the program’s development sponsors (Gluckstein & Associates, Henderson Structured Settlements and Sibley & Associates); training materials have been developed and will be provided for that purpose.

The role of the Mentor is to provide support, share information and resources with Partners who are coping with a similar ABI-related situation. These situations may occur at various points post injury. Mentor/Partner matches are based on similar experiences and/or demographics and personal interests. Most of the mentoring will be conducted over the telephone (some by e-mail), making it possible for anyone in Ontario to participate. The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has agreed to develop and oversee the program evaluation for this program. Please call the office or email for more information.