• April 13, 2017
    Rob: BIST Vollie of the Year

    No stranger to doing amazing things for the brain injury community, Rob is a long time BIST member known for his amazing style, friendly attitude and commitment to BIST. This year, Rob joined the Ontario Brain Injury Associations’s Advisory Council, […]

  • April 7, 2017
    Christiane: BIST Vollie of the Year

    We are thrilled to announce the first winner of our BIST Volunteer of the Year award in the caregiver category – Christine Kokko. If you popped into the office this fall, you would have noticed some changes – mainly […]

  • March 10, 2017
    Reduce your risk of dementia

    BY: ALISON The facts are scary. Research suggests people with traumatic brain injuries have a higher risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. The good news is research also suggests that by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and participating in key activities, the risk […]

  • March 3, 2017
    New eligibility for Wheel-Trans

    BY: JALEESA THOMAS Wheel-Trans has changed their criteria concerning who is eligible for their services, and now people living with the effects of brain injury may be able to access the service based on their cognitive ability. BIST is hosting an information and application […]

  • March 2, 2017
    ABI Workshop – Top Takeaways

    On February 11, 2017 BIST hosted a ABI caregiver workshop, facilitated by: Carrie MacKinnon, BIST’s Peer Support Program Coordinator  (pictured left) Stacy Levine of Journey Rehabilitation and Behaviour Therapy (pictured right) Click on the slides below to see notes from our group discussion which concluded the […]

  • February 16, 2017
    Beat winter: glazed strawberries

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG Got the winter blahs? Trick your taste buds into thinking the brighter days of summer are here, with our fav Chef’s glazed strawberry recipe. They’re delicious! 1 quart of fresh strawberries, cleaned 1 cup raspberry juice […]

  • January 20, 2017
    4 mantras of ABI wisdom

    BY: JEAN OOSTROM I write today about the passage of time after brain trauma. Since acquiring a brain injury as a result of a stroke in 1997, some thoughts have helped with my recovery: I never gave up. But other thoughts […]

  • December 24, 2016
    Practising Holiday Mindfulness

    BY: LAUREN UHDE Let’s make this holiday season unforgettable, heart wrenchingly beautiful, and full of connection. Another holiday season is upon us it and in it’s in our power to make it the most memorable one yet. We have […]

  • December 23, 2016
    Put the Merry Back in Christmas

    BY: CELIA M Over the past ten years I have struggled with enjoying my favourite holiday season, Christmas, so I know the struggle is real. This year as I sat down to think about how best to get through […]

  • December 22, 2016
    Coconut cranberry slices

    BY: CHEF JANET CRAIG This is a non- bake bar that is fast, looks great and so pretty for Christmas!This is an incredible rich candy-like dessert. A small piece goes a long, delicious way. For a more intricate icing, […]