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Education

ABI Training

At OBIA we develop, provide and disseminate information and educational tools that define, discuss and describe all aspects of acquired brain injury. At OBIA it is also our...

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Awareness

Bookstore

  The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) created the OBIA Online Bookstore in 2012 with the aim to provide the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) community with important...

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Support

Support

Support Line 1-800-263-5404 ABI can be devastating. Beyond the individuals’ impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand...

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Events Calendar

ABI Events

Check out our events calendar for important dates and details on what is happening in the ABI community.   Have an event? Contact us to let us...

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Recent Posts

Certificate Training Program in Acquired Brain Injury

Certificate Training Program in Acquired Brain Injury

CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (LEVEL 1)  Date: September 23-24, 2016 Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 22, 2016    This Certificate Training Program will focus on providing information about behaviours after ABI that relate to learning and community participation.  Emphasis is on describing the cognitive-communicative problems that...

2016 Awards of Excellence / Back to School Conference

2016 Awards of Excellence / Back to School Conference

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) along with the Personal Injury Alliance (PIA Law) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and the Back to School Conference: Gender Challenges in Rehabilitation. AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE: These awards are meant to recognize exceptional service to the brain injury community in...

2016 BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle Video Highlights

2016 BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle Video Highlights

This year’s BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle was another resounding success with over 650 guests in attendance. The Mix & Mingle event has been a very successful celebration of 12 incredible years of partnerships with our ABI community, as well as raising funds to support the ongoing programs and services of both the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and...

What is ABI?

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain that occurs after birth from a traumatic or non-traumatic event. ABI is not related to a congenital disorder or a degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is damage to the brain caused by a traumatic event such as, a blow to...