The Brain Injury Society of Toronto is a community non-profit supporting those living with the effects of acquired brain injury.

Our members are children, young adults, parents, spouses, grandparents, professional and service providers.  Membership is open to anyone. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.

BIST was established in 2004 by a steering committee made up of stakeholders – including people with ABI, family members and people who work in ABI support and rehabilitation in collaboration with the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Today, BIST is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing community stakeholders including: survivors, service providers, educators and professionals.


Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through education, awareness, support, and advocacy. We provide free and accessible services to persons with brain injuries and their families through support groups, peer support programming, wellness initiatives, workshops and case coordination services. (

We are focused on providing a safe space for our community to connect, socialize and learn. We are also invested in supporting the most marginalized in our city through our homelessness, poverty and intimate partner violence initiatives. We are an agency committed to partnerships and being a voice for change and as such we are involved in projects and committees related to ABI and the justice system, hidden disability, vulnerable road users and bridging the digital divide. We are the creators of a first of its kind information hub dedicated to the intersection of brain injury and the Ontario Justice System.