All programs and services are provided through
BIAN operates without funding.
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
An Online Community of People affected by
brain injury ....
to learn more about this community, please click
- Research &
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;
& 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:
brain injury awareness and prevention through presentations to civic
and social organizations, schools, churches and businesses.
- Peer, Family
and Spousal Support Groups:
available at present
- Peer Counselling
and Self Advocacy;
available at present
- Support Partner
Provide families experiencing brain injury
the opportunity to be matched with a trained volunteer for on going
support and information.
- Public Affairs
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.
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.
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
- Social &
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.