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.
We see our work as a calling. We're on a mission to stop preventable brain injury and we're dedicated to improving the lives of people it has already impacted. We're also teaching others about brain injury in order to increase understanding, funding, and resources.
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.
Most people don't really know how prevalent brain injury is or how much it can affect lives. We're working to change that.
For over 25 years we've partnered with Pushor Mitchell LLP to host an annual brain injury symposium in Kelowna. We also offer educational workshops to our community partners and professionals.
If you've been impacted by brain injury, know that we're in your corner. We understand that with brain injury can come a variety of needs in areas like pre-employment, finances, housing, health, education, family and peer support.
We work with you to find out what your individual needs are, and provide support in the areas that are identified.
We GUARANTEE this video will make you think about brain injury in a new way.
Someone you know has a brain injury.
We can help. You can, too.