• July 27, 2015
    The top 5 ways summer is out to get you

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL Hot fun in the summertime! Those words are just as true today as they were when recorded by Sly and the Family Stone back in 1969. Summer is about having fun in warmer temperatures, especially after […]

  • July 23, 2015
    Thoughts on reading and brain injury

    BY: COIRE I acquired my ABI following a surgery to remove a brain tumour ten months ago. The global neurological fallout from my brain injury has been extensive. As the one-year anniversary of my surgery approaches, I thought I […]

  • July 17, 2015
    11-year-old ABI survivor starts website to spread awareness

    BY: MERI PERRA Remember this great kid? Last month, 11-year-old Andrew shared his story of acquiring a brain injury as a result of a stroke for our #areyouaware campaign. If you read what Andrew wrote, you know that his story is beyond powerful […]

  • July 9, 2015
    Interconnected brain regions – an end to the GCS?

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can often lead to problems with a person’s cognitive control, affecting their attention, memory, thought, behaviour and emotion. Cognitive control is our ability to modify our behaviour and actions to adapt to the situation we are in. It provides […]

  • July 2, 2015
    How we went on a real family vacation after my son’s brain injury

    BY: BARB KUSTEC This is us last summer, when our family decided to drive to Canada’s East Coast provinces and take a real family vacation. Our vacation began when headed out late one afternoon in our rented, and very comfortable, […]

  • June 29, 2015
    Can the brain repair itself?

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS When I suffered my traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2011, I believed that the cells in my brain which had been damaged were irreparable. But recent research suggests that the brain can repair itself, and that what was once […]

  • June 26, 2015
    What my personal experience with concussion has taught me

    BY: KAROLINA URBAN Summer is here and with it comes the inevitable concern for safety and injury prevention. From organized sports such as soccer and rugby, to recreational activities such as wakeboarding, tubing, biking or your friendly match of volleyball, there is always a […]

  • June 19, 2015
    Let me tell you the one about having a brain injury …

    BY: SABA RIZVI Most people don’t understand what a brain injury is or means, especially if the person doesn’t appear to have a disability. A brain injury is kind of like how older adults might experience memory loss, or other cognitive […]

  • June 15, 2015
    ABI etiquette

    BY: CELIA M The challenges which affect persons with acquired brain injury (ABI) are not always visible. We may look exactly like you – we are stylish, and on really good days in quiet environments we can manage to stay focused. ABI is the […]

  • June 9, 2015
    What does brain injury ‘awareness’ mean anyway?

    By: MARK KONING June is brain injury awareness month and the fact that a focus is being put on this acquired disability is wonderful! I think it is great to have a time frame where a lifelong injury, such […]