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 or 647-748-0847. 

You can see even more on our YouTube Channel

Voices4Ability Internet Radio

 Listen to BIST members Christiane and Abby discuss their challenges living with brain injury and being caregiver for a person living with brain injury with Sean Pickard on Voices4Ability Internet Radio Station.

 CBC News Toronto

 Child with brain injury shuffled through 5 York schools in 5 years – Sept 27th, 2017
 picture of a boy in a red t-shirt and black shorts with a scooter on the street, wearing a white helmet
BIST board member Colleen Worsley discusses the challenges kids with ABI face in the public school system.

Healthy Minds Canada

 Concussions and Mental Health: Invisible Injuries, Hidden Tolls 
 BIST board member Colleen Worsley joins a lunchtime panel discussion on Concussions and Mental Health on July 13th, 2017.

 CIUT – 3 Women

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, aired June 12th, 2017.

Breakfast Television

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar and board member Celia Missios kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month on Breakfast Television – watch the interview, HERE, aired June 2nd, 2017.
 BIST executive director Melissa Vigar, board member Celia Missios with

 Not Replaceable

What if you had to use this broken phone for the rest of your life?

Our 2017 Brain Injury Awareness Month video. Posted June 1st, 2017.

 The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar appears on the The Disability Channel’s Accessible Daily Living show with host John Groe, aired January 6th, 2017.

 The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living

BIST board member Celia Missios on Accessible Daily Living via the Disability Channel with host John Groe, aired December 30th, 2016.

Busting Brain Injury Stereotypes

“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, posted June 1st, 2016.

The Disability Channel – The Neuro Show

Former BIST programs coordinator Kat Powell and board member Celia Missios on the Neuro Show with host Sarah Palmer, aired December 20th, 2015.

Rogers TV – Daytime Toronto

Former BIST executive director Michelle McDonald and Mix and Mingle committee chair Ruth Fernandes  of Neinstein & Associates on Daytime Toronto, aired June 4th, 2014.