Brain Injury Speaks

Brain Injury Speaks, the Stakeholder Engagement Network of Ontario   Please see the link below to join: Brain Injury Speaks, the Stakeholder Engagement Network of Ontario. To strengthen the voice of the brain injury community across Ontario. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4bd0ace7eb424a86b6190c515691fa1d If you have questions, please contact Chad Larabie at OBIA

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Community Stroke Partners’ Expo was a success!

Thursday February 7th, 2019 the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario held Community Stroke Partners’ Expo at the Ramada Kingston Hotel & Conference Centre. Through rapid podium presentations and exhibitors, Health Care Providers working with stroke survivors and caregivers across the continuum of care (i.e. primary care, acute,

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Participants Needed for Research Study

Clinician-researchers are looking for adults, aged 18-65, who have sustained a complicated mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury. Examining the effects of an online cognitive enrichment intervention for traumatic brain injury. Participation in the study will last for 16 weeks and you will be asked to

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Unmasking Brain Injury

In partnership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association, June 1, 2018 Community Brain Injury Services participated in the official Unmasking Brain Injury launch. More than 25 masks were made locally. Here is what some clients had to say about the project:  

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2017 Annual ABI Conference a Huge Success!

On June 9, 2017 ABI System Navigation of Southeastern Ontario hosted our annual ABI Conference for Professionals. Over 100 delegates were in attendance and feedback from the evaluations was overwhelmingly positive. Our speakers: Keynote- Dr. Steve Joncas, Brandie Stevenson, Omer Vandevyvere, and Mark Koning were knowledgeable and

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month!!

We’ve got a lot of events happening around Southeastern Ontario to recognize the strength of survivors in our midst. If you’re one of them, take a moment to recognize the incredible challenges you have faced and persevered through. Join in a brain injury event near you – there are lots to choose from!

In Brockville, the Community Brain Injury Services (CBIS) will be hosting an Awareness Walk at the 1000 Islands Mall, June 17th. In Kingston, CBIS hosts a Brain Injury Picnic for clients and families on June 26th. In Belleville, The Brain Injury Association of Quinte District hosts a Vigil June 1st, and an Art Show at the Belleville Library with a reception June 11th at 4 pm. Also in Belleville, Pathways to Independence hosts a walk on June 27th at Zwicks Park.

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Free Workshop for Community Professionals!

Date: Wednesday March 30, 2016 Hosted By: SEO ABI System Navigation Presenter: Shannon McCallum Accommodating a person with a brain injury means that services are provided in a manner that takes into consideration the needs of the individual. Providing accommodations creates an opportunity to address potential barriers

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New Navigator Introduction

My name is Shannon McCallum, and I will be filling the role of System Navigator during Rachael Henry’s maternity leave. I have worked for Providence Care for a number of years in the areas of mental health, and rehabilitation both in the hospital and community setting. I look forward to continuing the efforts of System Navigation in this region. My contact information is as listed at the bottom of the screen.

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CBIS Creative Coping Conference for Family

The Providence Care Community Brain Injury Services is offering the “Creative Coping” Conference for family and friends of brain injury survivors. The event will be held on October 29, 2015 in Kingston. Linda Lowery will provide the keynote address, speaking of her experiences following her 22 year old son’s traumatic brain injury. As well there will time time for small group discussions and self-care workshops in a number of areas. There is no cost but registration is required. For more information, please visit our Upcoming Events page.

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Local Concussion Service Directory Launched!

The period of time following a concussion is difficult. The sufferer may be wondering many things, such as returning to work or sports, how to deal with lingering symptoms, and what they can do to make the best possible recovery. We’ve developed a Local Concussion Service Directory to assist individuals following a concussion in locating various specialists closer to home. It’s searchable, and features listings within or close to Southeastern Ontario – making it easier to find help when you’re in need.
I’d also like to enlist you as members of the community to share your recommendations with me. If you’ve had great support through your concussion recovery, let’s make sure we share with others who are going through the same thing. If you’re a service provider who is providing support it would be great to hear from you directly!

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Read our Newsletter

Did you know that System Navigation produces a newsletter twice a year? Within it, you can get a glimpse of all our activities and initiatives over the past 6 months, and a head’s up on what is to come. If you join our mailing list you’ll get one delivered to your inbox, but if you want to see what we’ve been doing up till now, check out our archives. A Spring 2015 issue is waiting to be read!

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Brain Injury Family Intervention Training for Professionals

This training event held June 11 and 12 in Toronto, is a fabulous opportunity for anyone involved in helping survivors and their families understand the effects of brain injury. These interactive workshops focus on enhancing clinical skills in assessment, engagement and intervention with families of persons who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). The workshops will be of interest to case managers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, OTs, PTs, SLPs, rehabilitation counselors or clinicians in general practice who are interested in learning more effective ways to work with families after adult or pediatric ABI.

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