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BIST provides programs and services to people living with the effects of brain injury and their families / caregivers.
After joining BIST our programs are free and do not have a wait list.

CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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.

WORKSHOPS & WEEKLY SERIES PROGRAMS 

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:

Current Series Programs

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.

Trauma Informed WRAP Group  
A Mental Health Support Group for Adults with ABI who have experienced violence. New session begins June 25th, 2020. REGISTRATION COMING SOON. 
Find out more, HERE.

WEEKLY PROGRAM

  • Every Monday – Not So Blue Mondays
  • No Programs on Holiday Mondays
  • On hold due to COVID-19 Pandemic

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

SUPPORT GROUPS & PEER SUPPORT

BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

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

brain injury can happen to anyone