• 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 […]

  • June 22, 2017
    Self Made: Episode One

    BIST has a PodCast! Meet Sean Pickard, host, who introduces the idea of Self Made – and briefs you on on upcoming programs. Stay tuned for MUCH MORE! Filed under: Self Made Podcast, Uncategorized Tagged: Self Made

  • June 16, 2017
    Do helmets prevent TBIs?

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS 15 per cent of the approximately 18,000 traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that occur in a year in Ontario are a result of a cycling accident. Every year in Canada, over 11,000 people die as a result […]

  • June 5, 2017
    Awareness needs action

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS Nine years ago, I walked into an emergency room with very obvious signs of a concussion. Despite glaring symptoms, no one would even utter the word ‘concussion’. Doctors told me I had whiplash, which didn’t even come […]

  • June 5, 2017
    Feeling what you cannot see

    BY: MARK KONING As I lie in my bed I breathe in and out while staring at the ceiling. I can feel all of the bones in my body as I stretch myself awake. I rub the sleep from […]

  • May 9, 2017
    Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG Blow your mind by taking the ordinary and creating something unique with this delicious pork tenderloin salad – I always make the full amount because people go through the entire pork! The meat freezes well and […]

  • May 5, 2017
    The passage of time after ABI

    BY: MARK KONING Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne Being a brain injury survivor sometimes feels as though I have both lost and gained time. My injury occurred when I was six-years-old, and it […]

  • April 28, 2017
    Diana: BIST Vollie of the Year

    If the definition of a superhero is someone who swoops in just in time and saves the day,  it can be said that Diana Rockbrune, a marketing and events coordinator at Oatley Vigmond, is the superhero of our 2016 Birdies for Brain Injury Golf Tournament. […]

  • April 26, 2017
    Creamy avocado dressing

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG The biggest issue I have with salads is the dressing, they can either make or break the whole dish. Salad dressing must be homemade, I can taste the chemicals in the commercial ones. This is a low fat, […]

  • April 21, 2017
    ABI Awareness Committee

    BY: MERI PERRA Volunteer Appreciation Week is just around the corner – and we at BIST have been using the month of April as an opportunity to congratulate the winners of our Volunteer of the Year Award: Christiane Kokko (Caregiver Category) and Rob Ashe (ABI Survivor / […]