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, Violence Impact Coordinator, [email protected], 437-241-6751

Programs & Services

Ryan Natale, Programs and Services Coordinator, [email protected], 647-990-1485 
Available Monday and Tuesday – 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. 
 

Administration

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 

Please note the changes to our following programs:

Not So Blue Monday

Our weekly Not So Blue Monday Drop-In is cancelled until April 6, 2020.

Monday March 30th, 6-8 pm

Implementation of Compensatory Strategies after a Brain Injury.  Presented by Speech Language Pathologist, Simone Friedman and Occupational Therapist Natalie Kalymon. Register, HERE.

Community Outing – Tuesday, March 31st

Enjoy a virtual chat with members of your community. Facilitated by BIST’s Programs Coordinator. Register, HERE.

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