June is Brain Injury Awareness Month #BIAM17

More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily. During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media, using the hashtag, #IamTheFaceofBrainInjury. Hailey Harms is one of those faces. […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Across Canada Provincial, Grassroots Organizations and Individuals will be creating awareness about Acquired Brain Injuries. As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) introduced its representative flower during June’s Brain Injury Awareness Month

It was our great honour to gift a red flowering sedum to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston as the patron of BIAC. The delegation representing BIAC, and Brain Injury Awareness Month, included a number of brain injury survivors, caregivers, family members and BIAC executive director Harry Zarins. The sedum was chosen as the […]

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Ottawa Paddle All at the Ottawa Rideau Canoe Club (ORCC)

This Summer Available to those living with Acquired / Traumatic Brain Injury Attached is a new program available to those with acquired/traumatic brain injury. With The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre’s recreation therapy program, curriculum has been developed to aid instructors in teaching, and coaching, those who have experienced a brain injury. The cost is $100 […]

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The NEW Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents, Players & Coaches is now available online

In less than half an hour, coaches, parents and athletes can be ready for the impact a concussion can have on children and youth. This free online tool is now available as a resource for up-to-date educational training on the recognition, management and prevention of concussions. The CATT plays a vital role in supporting coaches, […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Awareness Activities across the Country

National Eye-Opening Facts and Figures (pdf) Sam Kean explores the mysteries of the brain: Podcast: The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti Chicken Soup for the Soul, Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries Charity Book Program Jennifer Hooper talks about her own experiences with brain injuries on ‘Welcome to my World’ The NEW Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Clothing Line Launched in Advance of Brain Injury Awareness Month in June

Brain Injury Awareness Clothing Line Launched in Advance of Brain Injury Awareness Month in June BRAIN INJURY Anywhere Anytime Anyone Brain injury can occur Anywhere …….at Anytime ……to Anyone. In a mere instant, a life can be changed, forever. Everyday activities produce endless possible risks for brain injury; a car accident, falls, contact during sports […]

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Statement in the House of Commons, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.)

41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 272 CONTENTS Tuesday, June 18, 2013 STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS Brain Injury Awareness Month Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, June is national Brain Injury Awareness Month and highlights awareness of the causes and effects of brain injury. Automobile and cycling accidents, falls, sports injuries, strokes, […]

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Pan-Canadian Concussion Strategy presented in the House of Commons on June 10, 2014 during Routine Proceedings in the House of Commons

Pan-Canadian Concussion Strategy Ms. Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present six petitions regarding concussions. The signatures were collected by two extraordinary young women in my riding, Sandhya and Swapna Mylabathula, who spent almost three years working on a bill proposal for a pan-Canadian concussion strategy. Concussion can deeply impact […]

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Statement in the House of Commons, Friday, June 14, 2013, Mr. Matthew Dubé (Chambly—Borduas, NDP)

41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 270 Mr. Matthew Dubé (Chambly—Borduas, NDP): Mr. Speaker, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age 44 in our country. As the sports critic for […]

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City of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Proclaims June Brain injury Awareness Month

Proclamation Brain Injury Awareness Month June, 2013 WHEREAS: Brain injury is an invisible condition affecting both adults and children living in St. John’s and across Canada; and WHEREAS: A Brain injury is not always recognizable and can result in unjust stereotyping and discrimination; and WHEREAS: The Community needs to become informed about the risks of […]

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Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Government of Canada proclaims June Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the time when we raise awareness on the causes and impact of brain injuries in Canada. The physical, emotional, economic and social toll of brain injury is not only exacted on survivors and their families, but it also reaches friends, caregivers and the community. In 2011, our Government committed […]

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Prince Edward Island Proclaims Brain Injury Awareness Month June 2013

WHEREAS brain injuries can change lives and the effects are equally devastating for survivors and families; AND WHEREAS each year approximately 500 Islanders sustain brain injuries, with the most common causes being falls, motor vehicle collisions, infections, strokes, bicycle crashes and drug abuse; AND WHEREAS despite its major impacts on individuals, society in general, and […]

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City of Ottawa Proclaims June Brain Injury Awareness Month

WHEREAS, brain injury is an invisible condition affecting both adults and children living in Ottawa and Canada; and WHEREAS, a brain injury is not always recognizable and can result in unjust stereotyping and discrimination; and WHEREAS, the community needs to become informed about the risks of sustaining a brain injury and the strategies for preventing […]

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Ches Crosbie Barristers Issues 1000 Helmets and 6 Bikes for Brain Injury Awareness in Newfoundland and Labrador

Ches Crosbie Barristers, The Jessica Campaign and The Brain Injury Association of Canada Partner Up in Brain injury Awareness Program in Newfoundland and Labrador working towards reducing preventable bike brain injuries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June 18, 2012 CHES CROSBIE, (709) 579-4000 A St. John’s law firm has completed a bicycle helmet […]

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Member of Parliament Mrs. Kelly Block's statement delivered June 18 in the House of Commons

Mrs. Kelly Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Brain Injury Awareness Month is recognized nationally every June in order to raise awareness of the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada. Automobile accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents, falls, strokes, tumours, aneurysms and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of acquired brain injury. There […]

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Altantic Lawyers Group gives Champion of Justice Award to The Jessica Campaign

St. John’s – June 23, 2012: The Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association met this weekend for a legal education conference and their annual membership meeting, and is conferring its highest honour – The Champion of Justice Award. APTLA’s Champion of Justice Award is given to persons who act to the betterment of safety and responsibility […]

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A heads up on head injuries from BC interior health medical health officer Dr Peter Barss

Have you ever thought about what could happen if you or your family had a head injury? The brain is sensitive to impact. What seems a minor injury sometimes leads to a lifetime of suffering for the injured person, family, and friends. Possible consequences are loss of employment, homelessness, divorce, addictions, and personality changes, among […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada Supports Ontario's Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass' Recommendations released during Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of Canada supports all recommendations made by Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass, BSc, MD, FRCPC especially the recommendation calling for mandatory bicycle helmet use for all, not only to dramatically reduce preventable deaths but also to reduce serious brain injuries which will have an impact on reducing indirect and direct health […]

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The Need for a National Brain Strategy in Canada

Imagine, you are a fully-functioning, contributing member of society. You work, you have a rich family life, you contribute to your community, and now you have just been told you have a brain condition – perhaps ALS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. You feel impossibly alone, and utterly helpless. But, tragically, you have […]

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Elementary Safety 4 children

ElementarySafety.com – Voter’s Choice Vids4Kids contest theme – “Wear your helmet”. Entries accepted July 09 – July 22, 2012 Voting July 30 – August 19, 2012 Winner announced August 20, 2012 Our current $5000 contest is on Bullying Show us your creativity by creating a compelling YouTube video that is educational and/or promotes positive behaviours […]

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Ottawa Public Health wants youth to “Adopt a Helmet”

Ottawa –Ottawa Public Health has launched a new social media campaign aimed at youth, “Adopt a Helmet,” to increase helmet use in Ottawa. The “Adopt a Helmet” campaign takes an innovative approach to promoting the use of these life-saving safety devices by portraying helmets as if they were pets available for adoption. One of the […]

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Message from the Governor General for Brain Injury Awareness Month

Message from the Governor General Le Gouverneur Générale I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all brain injury survivors, caregivers and volunteers on the occasion of Brain Injury Awareness Month. The courage and determination of those suffering from brain injuries and those who are helping to alleviate symptoms and to foster […]

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Member of Parliament Ms. Kirsty Duncan’s statement delivered June 7 in the House of Commons.

Mr. Speaker, June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and highlights awareness of the causes and effects of brain injury. Automobile and cycling accidents, falls, sports injuries, strokes, tumours and other non-degenerative conditions are leading causes of brain injury in Canada. A silent epidemic, brain injury is the number one killer of people under the […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month Proclamations and Activities on PEI

The Brain Injury Association of PEI also held a BBQ on June 1 to Kick Off Brain Injury Awareness Month. Kenneth Murnaghan President Brain Injury Association of Prince Edward Island PO Box 1532 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N3 Cell: 902-314-4228 info@biapei.com http://www.biapei.com twitter.com/biapei Facebook

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Newfoundland and Labrador – New Act Expands Scope of Service Animals to include Brain Injury Survivors at the beginning of National Brain Injury Awareness Month

News Release Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Justice Advanced Education and Skills May 31, 2012 New Act Expands Scope of Service Animals The Provincial Government has introduced new legislation that expands the types of animals that can be used as service animals by persons with disabilities as well as the right of access for persons […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada noted in Minister of Health's Speech on The Mental Health Commission of Canada Mental Health Strategy May 8, 2012

Excerpt : In addition to the Commission, I would like to thank the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Canadian Suicide Prevention Network and the Brain Injury Association of Canada for contributing their expertise. Read the full speech: Brain Injury Association of Canada noted in Minister of Health’s Speech on The Mental Health Commission of Canada […]

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BIAC Congratulates LA Kings' Willie Mitchell for telling it like it is: A Concussion is a Brain Injury

This being Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada and the Stanley Cup playoffs winding down, it was refreshing to read Jesse Spector’s article in the Sporting News on LA Kings’ Willie Mitchell and the discussion on brain injury. Few NHL players call a concussion a brain injury but Willie Mitchell does not mince his words […]

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City of Ottawa declares June 2012 as Brain Injury Awareness Month

Whereas, brain injury is an invisible condition affecting both adults and children living in Ottawa and across Canada; and Whereas, a brain injury is not always recognizable and can result in unjust sterotyping and discrimination; and Whereas, the community needs to become informed about the risks of sustaining a brain injury and the strategies for […]

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MP Cathy McLeod's statement in the House of Commons

Please find below Mrs. McLeod’s statement that was delivered at 11:05am this morning, June 1st, 2012 in the House of Commons. Mrs. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, CPC): Mr. Speaker, last Friday I had the privilege of attending a gala to honour brain injury survivors in my riding of Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo. I would like to take this opportunity […]

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Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,…..

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, last month, I tabled a motion to officially recognize June as Brain Injury Awareness Month and I stand today to draw attention to Canadians who sustain cerebral concussions because they do not wear CSA-approved helmets when engaged in recreational activities where there is risk of head trauma. […]

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The following activities will be carried out to celebrate June as Brain Injury Awareness Month in PEI

Media Release June 3, 2010 Charlottetown, P.E.I. – June is Brain Awareness Month and parents are being reminded of the importance of helmet safety. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the risks of brain injuries in many sport and recreational activities, such as skiing, biking and in-line skating.

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Brain Injury Forum posts daily information on brain injury during Brain Injury Awareness month

In recognition of June as Brain Injury Awareness Month and BRAININJURYFORUM.com’s ongoing commitment to Advancing Brain Injury Awareness and Supporting Prevention, we will be sharing a five part informational segment each week during the month of June in order to help others understand how a brain injury could change yours or someone you loves life […]

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Every picture tells a story-June is Brain Injury Awareness Month (1)

Throughout the month of June, the Brain Injury Association of Canada will be putting a face on acquired brain injuries through their ‘Every picture tells a story…” poster campaign. One of those stories is that of Larry Carlson, Manager of Programs for Adults With Disabilities at AEEL. In his own words, here is Carlson’s story: […]

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada

The Brain Injury Association of Canada, its partners and community of survivors, caregivers and health professionals, designates June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada to highlight awareness on the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada. It is estimated that close to 4% of Canadians are living with an acquired brain […]

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