• September 8, 2022
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    Brain injury and the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist 

    FEATURED IMAGE DESCRIPTION: This is a picture with a background of grey wood flooring with an anatomical brain image made up of paper is that is breaking up into small pieces and flying away to the top right. BY: […]

  • November 11, 2021
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 […]

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