Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

VOTE FOR OBIA! This year Thomson, Rogers celebrates its 80th anniversary as a law firm in Toronto. Looking back through the years they fondly recall the many clients who have touched their hearts and inspired people with their courage and perseverance. Their admiration for them cannot be easily measured, but they want to try. To commemorate, Thomson, Rogers...

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

A Unique and Individualized Approach By Mary-Ellen Kendall, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist / School Liaison, Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program The Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP) is an outreach program for children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI) serving the Ontario counties of...

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

By: Janet M. Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, CCFE There is one description families affected by brain injury often use to summarize their experience — “Life changed in an instant.” No matter the cause or type of injury, life changes and we change with it. Brain injury usually occurs suddenly and we are not given an illustrated owner’s manual for life...

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

By Deanna Pellino, nutritionist and brain injury survivor Kylie James, B.Sc. (OT), OT Reg (Ont), Director at Koru Nutrition Inc. On the road to recovery following a brain injury, there are a number of health professionals that come into your life, various medical and therapy assessments that you have to participate in; along with trying to get back to doing...

Creating Awareness Through the 2012 OBIA Impact Report

Creating Awareness Through the 2012 OBIA Impact Report

By Ruth Wilcock, Executive Director, OBIA In Ontario alone there are close to half a million people living with a brain injury, with 18,000 new cases added every year. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is 15 times more common than spinal cord injury, 30 times more common that breast cancer and 400 times more common than HIV/AIDS. The numbers are truly staggering;...

Steve’s Story

Steve’s story THE YEAR 2007 WAS LIKE A ROLLERCOASTER FOR MY FAMILY. WE CELEBRATED NEW YEARS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN PUNTA CANA, DR. THERE WAS FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT, FIREWORKS, AND THE MOOD WAS JOYFUL, HAPPY, AND FULL OF CELEBRATION. BEING WITH MY FAMILY AND CLOSEST FRIENDS MADE THIS THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. I KNEW 2007 WAS GOING TO BE A YEAR I WOULD NEVER...