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 resources...

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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

#GivingTuesday 2017

#GivingTuesday 2017

  Many thanks to those who supported OBIA on #GivingTuesdayCA by donating to our organization. Donations will be gratefully accepted until the end of December for this annual campaign. #GivingTuesday  –  Together we can help! Brain Injury can happen to anyone There are currently 500,000 Ontarians living with an acquired brain injury. In addition, 43,000...

Concussion Hits Home

Concussion Hits Home

AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABI Domestic violence is a common cause of brain injury in women and yet remains a family or even societal secret.  A study which was conducted in the United States of women in domestic violence shelters found that 92% reported their partners hit them in the head more than once, up to 83% reported being both hit...

ABI Training:

ABI Training:

Neurorehabilitation: Assisting Recovery and Function in Everyday Life Following Brain Injury (Level 1) February 20-23, 2018 This four day Certificate Training Program will provide you with information, techniques, strategies and interventions that will equip you to better support people with ABI.  This program is also the prerequisite for all Level 2 programs....

What is ABI?

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 the...