The annual incidence of TBI is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.

Neurotrauma injuries (brain injury, spinal cord injury) impact over half a million Ontarians and create a cost burden to the province in the order of 2 to 3 billion annually.

50,000 Canadians sustain brain injuries each year, and incidence rates are

TBI is the leading killer and disabler of Canadians under the age of 40.

More than 11,000 Canadians die each year as a result of TBI.

Automobile accidents account for more than 50 per cent of all TBI.

You don’t have to be knocked unconscious to sustain a brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also known as concussion, can damage your brain at the cellular level.

Young males are twice as likely as females to sustain a brain injury; though in the elderly, the numbers are about the same.

After one brain injury, you are at three times greater risk for a second brain injury and eight times greater for other bodily injuries.

Injury is the leading killer of Canadian children and youth. 50 per cent of all deaths from injury are from brain injuries.

Thirty per cent of all traumatic brain injuries are sustained by children and youth, many of them while participating in sports and recreational activities

Each severe brain injury costs our medical system over $400,000 at the time of injury. Costs remain approximately the same each year following the incident due to indirect expenses and follow-up treatment

Research shows that 20% of people in forensic psychiatric settings in Ontario appear to have a history of brain injury. Source

A study has found that more than half of Toronto’s homeless population has a TBI. Even more concerning, for 70 percent of those surveyed, the first TBI occurred before becoming homeless.

Research shows that, of 235 provincial prison inmates interviewed, 44% reported a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI).*

*Colantonio A, Kim H, Asbridge M, Allen S, Brochu S. Traumatic brain injury and violence in an Ontraio prison population. Presented at the IBIA 9th Annual World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh. March 2012.