As part of our mission to spread brain injury awareness, BIST welcomes opportunities to speak to the media. Check out some of our videos and media appearances below. For media inquiries, please contact BIST’s executive director Melissa Vigar at mvigar@bist.ca or 647-748-0847. 

You can see even more on our YouTube Channel

Healthy Minds Canada – Concussions and Mental Health: Invisible Injuries, Hidden Tolls – July 13, 2017

BIST board member Colleen Worsley joins a lunchtime panel discussion on Concussions and Mental Health.

CIUT – 3 Women – June 12, 2017

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar with board members Celia Missios and Colleen Worsley join Dr. Angela Colantonio to discuss brain injury awareness on CIUT’s 3 Women with Cheri Dinovo.

Breakfast Television – June 2, 2017

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar and board member Celia Missios kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month on Breakfast Television – watch the interview, HERE.

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar, board member Celia Missios with

Not Replaceable – June 1, 2017

What if you had to use this broken phone for the rest of your life? Our 2017 Brain Injury Awareness Month video.


The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living – January 6, 2017

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar appears on the The Disability Channel’s Accessible Daily Living show with host John Groe.

The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living – December 30, 2016

BIST board member Celia Missios on Accessible Daily Living via the Disability Channel with host John Groe.

Busting Brain Injury Stereotypes – June 1, 2016

“It’s not just a concussion,” members of our Young Adult Group bust brain injury stereotypes – part of our 2016 Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign.

The Disability Channel – The Neuro Show – December 20, 2015

Former BIST programs coordinator Kat Powell and board member Celia Missios on the Neuro Show with host Sarah Palmer.

Rogers TV – Daytime Toronto – June 4, 2014

Former BIST executive director Michelle McDonald and Mix and Mingle committee chair Ruth Fernandes  of Neinstein & Associates on Daytime Toronto.