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BrainTrust Canada

  • Decorate My Head

    Decorate My Head

    Decorate My Head is a contest for youth 13 – 17 in the Okanagan coordinated by the charity BrainTrust Canada and supported by great sponsors such as TELUS to promote helmet safety and give youth a great creative outlet!

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  • Prevention Campaigns

    Prevention Campaigns

    BrainTrust Canada’s “Protect Your Head” social marketing program is a highly respected program that garnered 7 international awards including the International Safety Media Awards. The objective was to change decision making behavior and prevent injury be

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  • 2014 Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury

    2014 Pushor Mitchell Okanagan Conference on Brain Injury

    The 2014 conference will take place on June 12th and 13th at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna - watch for more details soon!

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About Us

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive non-profit association that has provided community rehabilitation to persons with brain injury in the Okanagan since 1986. The association provides individualized community support and rehabilitation to maximize independence after brain injury. These services include residential, pre-employment, health maintenance, education, financial, compensatory strategy development, advocacy, and family support.

The association is also dedicated to being a leader in brain injury prevention with a focus on education for youth, concussion management and social marketing initiatives. These include the award winning 'protectyourhead.com' marketing campaign for youth 16 - 24, the highest risk age group for brain injury. Brain Injury is the greatest cause of death and disability under 45 and has been labelled an epidemic. 

Acknowledgements

BrainTrust Canada is grateful for the financial support of the following funders who make it possible for us to provide important community services:

 

  • Central Okanagan Foundation
  • Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
  • Community Living BC
  • Interior Health Authority
  • Kalamalka Rotary Club
  • Province of BC
  • Rotary Club of Kelowna
  • TELUS Foundation
  • United Way of the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap  
  • United Way of the Central and South Okanagan Similkameen
  • Vancouver Foundation 
  • WorkSafe BC

 

We also acknowledge the generous financial support of numerous private donors, service clubs, and community  businessess who believe in our cause and assist us each year.  

 

Events

BrainTrust Canada holds a number of events throughout the year for injury prevention, education, and public awareness. To see what events are happening this year, check out the calendar or visit the events link.

Community Events

BrainTrust Canada regularily attends various community events to provide education and prevention strategies to the general public. Previous events include: Centre of Gravity, Canada Day Festival, Family Fun Day, Country Craft Fair, Mall Displays, etc. For more information about having BrainTrust at your event, please visit the media page.

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