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Programs & Services


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Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Project Head Gear

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Research Initiatives

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How Can You Help?

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Information Services

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Education & Advocacy

Additional Programs & Services

All programs and services are provided through
VOLUNTEER efforts.
BIAN operates without funding.

  • Information & Referral:
    Service available by appointment, or via telephone at (705) 494-9078
    (this is a private resiential phone so please call during normal business hours only)
    Provide information, resources and referrals to survivors of brain injury and their families.

  • Brain Injury Association Network:
    An Online Community of People affected by brain injury ....
    to learn more about this community, please
    click here.

  • Research & Education Initiatives:
    Census maintained; Annual CISL questionnaires (Caregiver Information and Support Link) survey survivor's progress; Participate in Needs Studies and Research activities; Assist in training front line workers providing services to our client base;

  • Prevention & Awareness Campaigns:
    Educate the community about brain injury prevention. Emphasis is given to the importance of safety-belt and helmet usage and driving free of alcohol. Past inititiaves include: Project Head Gear (Bicycle Helmet Safety/Awareness Campaign), Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sports Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety, Seniors’ Safety, Substance Abuse and Brain Injury;

  • Speakers Bureau:
    Promote brain injury awareness and prevention through presentations to civic and social organizations, schools, churches and businesses.

  • Peer, Family and Spousal Support Groups:
    Not available at present

  • Peer Counselling and Self Advocacy;
    Not available at present

  • Support Partner Program:
    Provide families experiencing brain injury the opportunity to be matched with a trained volunteer for on going support and information.

  • Public Affairs and Advocacy:
    Encourage the expansion of existing resources for persons living with brain injury, and work to increase awareness of legislative issues pertaining to brain injury and its consequences.

  • Befriending Program:
    Our Buddy System matches a survivor and a volunteer with a goal of assisting the survivor to reduce his or her isolation and facilitate community integration.

  • Avocational Placement & Support:
    BIAN has made many successful volunteer placements with numerous organizations whom we partner with, e.g. YMCA and Canadore College Special Needs department.

Participants benefit from involvement as they learn/relearn transferable skills, they remember and practice their strengths, learn to deal with change, increase their social network while gaining new experiences and acquiring new knowledge, as well as venturing outside of their COMFORT ZONES!

  • Social & Recreational Opportunities:
    Past initiatives include a family Camping Trip to Camp Wakanda with the Head Injury Association of Sault Ste Marie to provide adolescents and adults with brain injury and their family members the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, outings on the Chief Commanda and an annual family picnic.



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