June is Brain Injury Awareness Month
June 1, 2022 marks the start of #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth. Brainstreams, which is powered by BC Brain Injury Association, is participating in Shine a Light on Brain Injury, a national campaign designed to show Canadians the prevalence of brain injury.
This year, we are highlighting how mental health is affected by brain injury and how traditional supports aren’t always accessible to the brain injury community. As a country, we need to recognize the inequitable treatment of those with disabilities (particularly invisible ones) and work to make sure that individuals with brain injury have access to mental health supports. We encourage you to engage with us on social media, further your knowledge of brain injury, and make lasting impact for the brain injury community.
To locate services in your community, visit our Resource section.
If you are a survivor of brain injury, a family member, caregiver or friend, and you are looking for information visit our section The Journey Ahead.
The BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA) Celebrates 40 Years of Service & Forms a Strategic Alliance with the CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses
?is the official website of the?BC Brain Injury Association (BCBIA). We are excited to announce fourty years of service in British Columbia. BCBIA was founded in 1982 and incorporated in 1983.
Throughout the years, BCBIA has been the voice of the brain injury community, evolving from providing direct services to joining forces with the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society (PCBICS) in 2012, to becoming the provincial resource for online education and networking through .
BCBIA is evolving again. We have formalized a Strategic Alliance with the Constable Gerald Breese Centre for Traumatic Life Losses (CGB) under the leadership of Janelle Breese Biagioni.
For more information on our milestone and the newly formed alliance, check out our blog.
The Journey Ahead
We are pleased to announce a new section of lled The Journey Ahead. This project was generously funded by ICBC.
This section is for survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers to learn about brain injury, what it entails, to find suitable and appropriate supports, and to provide information about additional services, funding sources, and other community resources.
Please check out The Journey Ahead and let us know what you think.