Steve Noyes, Volunteer

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.

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Pioneer Caregiver Award Winners

Pioneer Caregiver Award Winners

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.

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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.

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Identity Theft

Identity Thief

In a recent conversation with some members of OBIA’s Online Concussion Support Group, we discussed identity and invisibility. In fact, this is a discussion we have with most people who are involved with OBIA, concussion or not.

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Initimate Partner Violence & Concussion Conference

Concussion Hits Home

OBIA’s Executive Director speaks at Ontario Brain Institute Symposium.

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From Ruth's Desk

Ambassadors of Brain Injury

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It controls our movements, sensations, thoughts, words and emotions.

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My Life After ABI

My Life 16 Years After ABI

My name is Ria Koning and I was born on December 14th 1941 as Ria Neehuis (my maiden name) in Oldenburg Germany. I tell everyone I am 49 and holding.

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Stephanie's Story

I Am the Face of Brain Injury – Stephanie, Nancy & Shawn

One of my favorite quotes has always been “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

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Concussion - More Than a Bump on the Head

Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head

“I got my bell rung, I saw stars or I simply got a bump on the head” is what athletes would say after taking a hard hit or sustaining a blow to the head. More times than not the athlete returned to play without a second thought, without knowing that there could be serious life-long debilitating effects.

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Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

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.

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