• September 25, 2017
    Super fundraiser Ellie Lapowich!

    What can’t we say about Ellie Lapowich? Not only does she sit on our Mix and Mingle Committee and is a proud BIST supporter – but Ellie also manages to be one of our (if not the top) fundraiser at our […]

  • September 18, 2017
    BIST Heroes 5K Dynamic Duo

    Are you ready, heroes? Meet Charles Gluckstein – he says it’s his sidekick Duke who brings him out to the BIST Heroes 5K Run, Walk or Roll every year – but we’re pretty sure nothing on Earth could keep […]

  • September 11, 2017
    Meet the fastest ABI heroes

    BY: JENN BOWLER As we gear up for BIST’s Heroes 5K Run, Walk or Roll on October 1st, we’re launching our 2nd Annual Heroes of Brain Injury Series, highlighting some ordinary folk with extraordinary ABI superpowers who come out to our 5K […]

  • August 18, 2017
    We need to prepare for the worst

    BY: THERESA McCOLL Do you ever think, what would you do if your spouse was in a serious accident? Who pays the bills? How are they paid? Do you have access to your spouse’s bank account? And the big […]

  • August 11, 2017
    Salted Caramel Sauce

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG This simple, decadent sauce for either fresh fruit or ice cream is the current trend, ‘salt with sweet.’ Enjoy this weekend, or, heck, anytime! 4 cups white sugar ¾ cup boiling water 3 sticks salted […]

  • July 31, 2017
    Fatigue and the heat wave

    BY: MARK KONING There is a saying, ‘no two brain injuries are alike.’ This is true, every acquired brain injury is indeed different. But these horrid ABIs share some commonalities, and one in particular is fatigue. Similar to brain […]

  • July 21, 2017
    Help affordable physio service

    BIST members had the opportunity to learn about Team Theraputix’s ODSP Program – which allows people on fixed incomes to receive physiotherapy for just $50 a month – at a Community Meeting last fall. At our meeting, many of […]

  • July 6, 2017
    Brain Storm at Toronto Fringe

    BY: MERI PERRA If you’re of a certain age and lived in Canada, you likely remember this classic Heritage Minute featuring neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield. Taliesin McEnaney remembers the commercial well. A theatre professional with over 16 years acting, writing, producing […]

  • June 29, 2017
    Lemon lovers’ pudding cake

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG For you Lemon Lovers out there, this is an old cottage recipe I keep on a stained recipe card, its origins long forgotten. The recipe says it serves six, but everyone loves it so much, […]

  • June 27, 2017
    My family survived CO poisoning

    BY: SHELLEY TAYLOR Seven years ago, Shelley’s family survived what should have been a fatal carbon monoxide leak in their house. She writes how her faith has helped her family survive and thrive in the seven years since In the […]