We have moved all our programs online during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Programs such as our Community Meetings and ABI Info Series are available to watch here, listed in chronological order.

Register for our Online Programs, HERE.

Please contact BIST at: 416-830-1485 OR [email protected] if you have any questions.

2020 Persistent Concussion Series

Persistent Concussion Series # 1 – November 2, 2020

TOPIC: Concussions 101

Speaker: Shawn Gargoum, Board Certified Chiropractor

Persistent Concussion Series #2 – November 9, 2020

TOPIC: Self Advocacy and Self Care

Speaker: Colleen Worsley, Registered Social Worker and Case Manager

Get the slides from this presentation, HERE

Persistent Concussion Series #3 – November 16, 2020

TOPIC: Physical Activity and Concussion 

Speaker: Shawn Gargoum, Board Certified Chiropractor

Persistent Concussion Series #4 – November 23, 2020

TOPIC: Pacing, Planing & Managing Fatigue 

Speaker: Ayushi Dhingra, Occupational Therapist

November Community Meeting: Brain Injury Speaks Network 

Speaker: Gazal Kukreja, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator at the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)

Special Guest: Steve Gregory of After ABI Rehab discusses his latest book, ‘The Journey Continues’

Making Technology Accessible – September 23, 2020


Speakers: Ryan Natale, BIST Programs Coordinator & Melissa Vigar, BIST Executive Director

August Community Meeting – August 26, 2020

TOPIC: Violence and Brain Injury

Speaker: Isabelle Rivaletto, BIST Violence Impact Coordinator

PIA Summer Webinar Series – Session #3 – August 25, 2020

TOPIC: Brain Injury the Pandemic Inside a Pandemic 

Speakers: David MacDonald, Stacey Stevens, Matthew Sutton, Dr. Joanna Hamilton & Leigh Craney, Keith Lindsay

Download a copy of Thomson Roger’s COVID-19 Survival Kit, described in the video, HERE.

Download a Transcript of our Webinar, HERE.

PIA Summer Webinar Series – Session #2 – August 18, 2020

TOPIC: Get the Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Personal Injury Law Questions

Speakers: Lindsay Charles & Nick Todorovic, Lawyers at McLeish Orlando

PIA Summer Webinar Series – Session #1 – August 11, 2020

TOPIC: Keeping the Train on Track: Legal Representation During a Pandemic

Speaker: Laura Bassett, Lawyer at Oatley Vigmond

Download slides from this presentation, HERE.

Community Meeting – June 24, 2020

TOPIC: What is PoNS Treatment™- Using the Tongue as a Superhighway to the Brain

Speakers: Dr. Harry Kovelman, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at Helius Medical Technologies Inc., Alicia Baertsoen, Media and Public Relations Strategist at Helius Medical Technologies Inc, Beth Foster, Former PoNS™ Patient, Advantage 4 Athlete

The Anatomy of a Basic Will – May 13, 2020

Read the Slides from this Presentation, HERE

If you would like to use the services of our presenter, Daniel Goldgut, you can get a 20% discount. This means a will would cost about $125 and a will and Power of Attorney would cost about $160. Enter Code BIST20 at: https://www.epiloguewills.com


Community Meeting – May 27, 2020

TOPIC: Mindfulness for Dealing with COVID-19 

Speaker: Dr. Linda MacDonald.

Surviving and Thriving in a Pandemic – May 6, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Stuart Phillips, Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at McMaster University

Get the slides from Dr. Phillips’ presentation, HERE.

Community Meeting – April 29, 2020

TOPIC: Activities to Keep You Engaged during COVID-19 and Beyond

Speakers: BIST Programs Coordinator Ryan Natale & BIST Violence Impact Coordinator Isabelle Rivaletto.

Read the Blog Article, HERE.

Online Yoga Session # 3 – April 20, 2020

With Osteopath Marinella Nesso, special guest appearance by Stacey Stevents of PIA Law, BIST’s Corporate Platinum Sponsor.

Online Yoga – Session 2 – April 20, 2020

With Osteopath Marinella Nesso, special guest appearance by Harrison Cooper of PIA Law, BIST’s Corporate Platinum Sponsor.

Online Yoga – Session 1 – Chair Yoga – April 13, 2020

With Osteopath Marinella Nesso

Fraud and Financial Abuse Prevention – with COVID-19 Updates – April 1, 2020 

Speakers: BIST Executive Director Melissa Vigar & Director of ACCESSolve Jeff Chartier

ABI Info Series – March 30, 2020

TOPIC: Compensatory Strategies during Social Isolation

Speakers: Speech Language Therapist Simone Friedman & Occupational Therapist Natalie Kalymon  

Community Meeting – March 25, 2020

TOPIC: How to Cope with Anxiety around COVID-19

Speakers: Jenn Bowler, Michelle Diamond, Dr. Carolyn Lemsky & Melissa Vigar

Read the Blog Article, HERE.

ABI Info Series – March 23, 2020

TOPIC: Community and Government Resources

Speaker: BIST Transitional Support Coordinator, Laura Bellon