• October 29, 2015
    Affects of white matter injury

    BY: BHANU SHARMA If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re familiar with the fact that injuries to specific areas of the brain result in specific impairments, such as vision loss or memory problems. The brain is a complex organ made up of […]

  • October 22, 2015
    Finding happiness

    At our September community meeting, Amanda Muise and Roby Miller from Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) gave a presentation about positive psychology. We also had the opportunity to hear our long-time member Frank Bruno talk about running the Pan Am Relay this […]

  • October 20, 2015
    Tracy Morgan on SNL

    BY: COIRE LANGHAM People are wondering, ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100 per cent mental capacity?’ The truth is, I never did. I might even be a few points higher. The things we find humorous are inconsistent and strange. Perhaps […]

  • October 16, 2015
    Happiness after ABI

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS How can we survive, and perhaps even find happiness after experiencing loss or trauma ?This is a question that has fascinated me ever since surviving my traumatic brain injury almost four years ago. I reviewed the […]

  • October 13, 2015
    Can exercise help ABI survivors?

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS After sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2011 I was blessed to be referred to a wonderful cccupational therapist who helped me to firstly understand what had happened to me, secondly, helped me to develop strategies to deal […]

  • 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 […]