Approximately 1.5 million people in Canada
are living with a brain injury.
The incidence of acquired brain injury outnumbers breast cancer,
spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS combined.
In 1986, the beginnings of BrainTrust Canada took shape under the direction of a small group of committed people who recognized a need for greater support and resources for those affected by brain injury.
It's our mission to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, maximize the potential of those who have been affected by brain injury, and reduce preventable brain injuries, especially among youth.
We provide direct service to persons with acquired brain injury. The needs of those with brain injury are as varied and unique as the people themselves. We do 'whatever it takes' to provide services that help people live full lives following brain injury.
30% of all traumatic brain injuries are sustained by children and youth. Here at BrainTrust Canada we're proud of the programs we've created that focus on preventing brain injuries in our young people.
Our Helmet Safety Program, School Presentations, participation in the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) Program held at Kelowna General Hospital, Concussion Management Information Cards, and our award-winning Protect Your Head program all serve to create positive changes in youth that will help safeguard their future.