• November 11, 2021
    DIY Shrimp Spring Rolls

    Featured Image Description: A plate of shrimp spring rolls with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce in the middle. BY: JOSIE CALOMA Shareables are great appetizer for family and friend get togethers. Shrimp spring rolls (Gỏi Cuốn in Vietnamese) […]

  • December 16, 2020
    Warm Line – Holidays 2020

    Over the Holidays, BIST will operate our Warm Line from 12-4 PM If you need to TALK or are LOOKING for INFORMATION, please call: 416-830-1485. Our Warm Line will be OPEN from the HOURS of 12-4 PM on the following days: […]

  • July 6, 2020
    Virtual Summer Picnic

    It’s an annual BIST Summer Tradition – with a Virtual Twist! Come to our Afternoon Virtual Picnic – with tons of entertainment and activities! 1 pm – BIST’s Got Talent Virtual talent show! With performances by BIST Staff & […]

  • June 30, 2020
    Anxiety in PCS Sufferers Can be Managed

    BY: ELIZABETH MacGREGOR Before I had my car accident four years ago, I would not have described myself as an anxious person. I would have said I was exuberant, energetic, enthusiastic, definitely  not anxious. My whiplash and concussion changed […]

  • June 23, 2020
    Activities To Keep You Engaged During COVID-19 & Beyond

    BY: HILARY PEARSON BIST’s April Community Meeting, Activities to Keep You Engaged during COVID-19 and Beyond, was hosted by BIST staff Ryan Natale and Isabelle Rivaletto. And while April seems like a long time ago now, we still need ways […]

  • August 25, 2019
    How to redefine yourself after brain injury

    BY: ALISON Most people don’t realize that the most painful part of living with a serious health issue is losing your identity. When every day things – that you’ve never given any thought – become difficult and you’re no […]

  • August 13, 2019
    The future is now: virtual reality as a potential new therapy for brain injury

    BY: ALISON The worlds of brain injury rehabilitation and Virtual reality (VR) are coming closer together. The technology for VR is advancing very quickly, including multi-player games and the development of devices that involve your entire body to create highly […]

  • July 18, 2019
    I chose my health over the job I loved

    BY: ALYSON ROGERS For two and a half years, I worked at a social service agency for youth in Toronto.  I worked as part of a team to provide basic needs and case management to youth from diverse backgrounds.  […]

  • June 27, 2019
    Useful tools or symptom inducers? On using smartphones when you have a brain injury

    BY: BLUE HELMET GIRL I had my accident in July 2015, right in the middle of the smartphone era. About a month after my TBI, I was in the hospital and I got my phone back for the first […]

  • June 25, 2019
    Protect Yourself from Scams

    BY: JULIA RENAUD BIST’s April Community Meeting featured guest speaker Jason Peddle, Vulnerable Persons Coordinator at the Toronto Police Services who spoke about protecting yourself from scams and phishing. About Jason Peddle: With a background in Kinesiology, Social Work, […]