In response to the Covid-19 Virus, BIST has moved all our programs online.

Register for our Online Programs, HERE.

Find out about Resources that can help during the Outbreak, HERE.

During the Outbreak, videos of past programs such as our Community Meetings and ABI Info Series will be available to watch, HERE.

BIST’s Phone Number: 416-830-1485

If you need any support during this challenging time, please call the BIST Office. We are happy to chat to relieve isolation due to quarantine and lack of programs and services, as well as offer practical assistance with ANY CHALLENGES that may arise. We will make every effort to answer this number Monday – Friday 12 – 4 pm. Voicemail messages will be returned as soon as possible.

Case Management Services

These services will operate remotely by phone and email, and we operate Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.

Laura Bellon, Transitional Support Coordinator, [email protected], 647-271-7853

Isabelle Rivelletto, ABI Community Connections Coordinator:, [email protected], 437-241-6751

Programs & Services

Melissa Forest, Programs and Services Coordinator, [email protected], 647-990-1485 
Available Monday – Friday in the afternoons. HOURS VARY according to online programming.
Madison Chong, Programs Assistant, [email protected], 647-990-1485
Available Wednesday and Thursday – HOURS VARY according to online programming. 


Melissa Vigar, Executive Director, [email protected], Monday – Friday, 8:00 am –  4:00 pm

Meri Perra, Communications and Support Coordinator, [email protected]Monday – Friday, 10 – 4 pm 

While we can not meet in person during this challenging time, we can still communicate and support each other as a BIST Community.