Our programs have moved online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Find out more, HERE
BIST has two staff who provide case management services for people living with the effects of brain injury and other cognitive impairments.
Transitional Support Coordinator: Laura Bellon
Provides case management services to help people secure financial stability through government programs such as ODSP.
Contact: [email protected] OR 647-271-7853.
Violence Impact Coordinator: Isabelle Rivaletto
Provides case management for people who have experienced violence and/or abuse and require assistance securing housing, financial, medical and/or community support .
Contact: [email protected] OR 437-241-6751.
BIST provides FREE annual workshops and weekly series programs (special programming which run for a limited number of consecutive weeks) for ABI caregivers and ABI survivors.
Past Workshops and Series BIST typically runs on an annual basis include:
Drumming for Youth with ABI
For Youth ages 15-24. Runs for 6 Sessions, starting June 22, 1-2 pm.
Participants will make their own instruments out of household objects and then learn how to play them.
Find out more, HERE.
Every June, during Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIST organizes awareness events and a social media campaign dedicated to raising awareness about ABI – a condition more prevalent than MS, Breast Cancer and HIV/AIDS – combined. Find out more, HERE.
BIST has helped me grow as a person. Over the years, I have become a peer mentor, and I have helped others deal with their ABI and recover. I always loved ‘things’ before my accident, but I was taught by BIST to appreciate the littlest things in life. I do that now with all my heart.
– Glenn, BIST Volunteer & Member
BIST has made a big difference for my social well-being. I was at home all the time feeling depressed, and that was not who I was. Now I’ve been given hope to get close to being myself again. I know now there is a society among BIST members I can talk to. I never have to feel alone as long as BIST is open to me.
– Joan, BIST Member