• October 8, 2015
    Dr. Rumney talks brain fitness

    BY: KAROLINA URBAN On October 15th, BIST is hosting a free speaker forum on Neuroplasticity and Brain Fitness, with Dr. Peter Rumney, the physician director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team at Holland Bloorview; Dr. Robin Green, Canada Research Chair and Senior Scientist at Toronto […]

  • October 2, 2015
    Shekter Dychtenberg LLP

    We’d like to thank our BIST Hero 5K gold level sponsor: Shekter Dychtenberg LLP “We support the BIST  run annually. … Our firm very much enjoys attending the event each year, but more improtantly they enjoy supporting the very good cause. There are […]

  • October 1, 2015
    Sal Guzzo, LL.B

    We’d like to thank the gold level sponsor of our BIST Heroes 5K Run, Walk and Roll, Sal Guzzo, LL.B Professional Corporation Barristers & Solicitors: “It is important for Sal Guzzo, LL.B., Professional Corporation, Barristers and Solicitors to sponsor the […]

  • September 30, 2015
    Singer Kwinter

    BIST would like to thank the PLATINUM SPONSOR of our BIST Hero 5K Run, Walk & Roll – Singer Kwinter.  Singer Kwiter, you’re true heroes of brain injury! “The Singer Kwinter team is so excited to be involved with the BIST 5K yet again this year.  As a personal injury law firm on the front lines, we know how important it is for accident  victims suffering from brain injuries to have access to the resources, educational  programming and peer support that BIST provides. Funding from the 5K helps BIST dramatically  improve the lives of victims and their families in the Toronto community. That is why we are  so proud to sponsor this event. We are thrilled to have the majority of our firm participating  in the 5K as well as dozens of their family members attending to support the cause”. – JASON KATZ, PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SINGER KWINTER The BIST Hero 5K […]

  • September 25, 2015
    Creating positive affirmations

    At our August community meeting, BIST programs and services coordinator Kat Powell taught us about positive affirmations. After her talk, we made affirmation baskets – creating beautiful places to put our positive affirmations in and read when we need to. Positive affirmations […]

  • September 15, 2015
    Rob gives UK ABI shirt tour of TO

    BY: AMEE LE Recently I’ve had a chance to visit England and walked through the doors of Headway Essex. Headway is a large organization which provides brain injury care and support throughout the U.K. I came in contact with Headway East London through […]

  • September 3, 2015
    Mark Koning challenges barriers

    BY: MERI PERRA It took time for Mark Koning to find the right cover image for his third and most recent book, Challenging Barriers and Walking the Path. First, he wanted to find a picture of himself with his dad, who died when Koning was just 13-years-old. Second, he […]

  • August 27, 2015
    Frank Bruno does Pan Am Relay

    BY: MERI PERRA If you’ve ever attended a BIST event, you’ve likely meet Frank Bruno. For one, Frank’s been volunteering at BIST since before day one, during our predecessor’s Head Injury Association of Toronto (HIAT) days. You can tell time by when Frank shows […]

  • August 24, 2015
    Community integration post-ABI

    BY: BHANU SHARMA There’s more evidence that having a spouse, and being able to stick it out for the long-run in rehab,  is good for you. Often, traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a number of symptoms, problems, and […]

  • August 20, 2015
    Interactions after TBI

    BY: SABA RIZVI I think the hardest thing since acquiring my brain injury has been the inability to perform basic functions, such as reading, talking, walking, and just even being able to eat. Even now, several years later, these functions still feel […]