It is estimated that over 530,000 Canadians are living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI). At least 4 brain injuries occur every minute.
What is dual membership?
A dual member is eligible to be a member of OBIA as well as their local community association. Proceeds from membership are shared with the local community associations. Please download the form and submit with your payment.
In addition to purchasing a dual membership, another way to join would be to participate in our annual Brain Injury Impact Study, available for individuals living with a brain injury, and caregivers (e.g. family and friends) to those living with a brain injury. Please click on the link below to take part in this study. All information gathered in the impact study will be used to better inform health care policymakers on how to support those living with a brain injury and their families through written reports, media interviews, and presentations. Your participation will enhance our ability to provide a unified voice on behalf of people affected by brain injury in Ontario. In appreciation of your effort in filling out this annual study, we would offer you a one-year free dual membership in both OBIA and the local brain injury association of your choice.
Why become a dual member?
With more than 20 community associations across the province, the Ontario Brain Injury Association has become a strong network of members forming a stronger voice for those living with the effects of ABI.
Membership in both the Ontario Brain Injury Association and a participating local community association. Individual members shall be entitled to one vote at both the participating community association and OBIA’s annual general meetings. Family members shall be entitled to no more than two at both the participating community association and OBIA’s annual general meetings.
Dual membership is available to individuals and families who support the aims and objectives of participating community associations and OBIA. Corporations, associations, partnership or other types of organizations are welcome to support participating community associations and OBIA by listing or advertising in the on-line ABI Directory of Services, but may not hold membership.
Members will receive a one-year subscription to the OBIA Review and the newsletter of the participating community association.
Members may participate in the Peer Support Program for people living with ABI (information also on this website).
Members will have free access to OBIAs’ resource library and be eligible for a discount on most of OBIAs’ training programs.
Becoming a member will keep you up to date with ABI news and activities and also demonstrate your support for people living with the effects of ABI.