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Special Thank You from the OBIA Team

Special Thank You from the OBIA Team

During these unprecedented times dealing with COVID-19, the team at the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) give thanks to those working on the front lines helping people living with brain injury. The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on...

2020 Brain Injury Awareness Month

2020 Brain Injury Awareness Month

OBIA is making the “invisible visible” through the Unmasking Brain Injury Project. Hundreds of people across Ontario who are living with brain injuries have “unmasked” their stories through an artistic display of masks that represent their personal journeys of suffering, challenges and triumphs. Each day in June, a mask and a personal story will be showcased on...

OBIA Volunteer Receives Volunteer Service Award

OBIA Volunteer Receives Volunteer Service Award

On Tuesday, October 29, Steve Noyes, OBIA’s I.T. Coordinator received the Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario in recognition of his 10 years of service to our organization. Ruth Wilcock, OBIA Executive Director, shared the following in her letter of support for Steve’s nomination: Mr. Noyes is an exceptional person whose life is a...

Pioneer Caregiver Award Winners

Pioneer Caregiver Award Winners

Honouring Community Association Long Term Caregivers:  Since the late 1980’s, many of the pioneers in developing community supports for persons living with brain injury were caregivers.  These family caregivers not only took care of their loved ones, but developed supports through the establishment of local community associations. In celebration of the launch...

In an Instant

In an Instant

In an instant, the lives of those who sustain an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families are changed forever. This leaves the person with a brain injury and loved ones with no time to prepare for the unique and extraordinary challenges that are immediate and for many, difficulties that last a lifetime due to the chronic and life-long duration of the...