In Canada, the annual cost of acquired brain injury has been estimated at $3 billion.
The Cost of Brain Injury
While the rates of brain injury have remained stable, the rate of survival has increased due to advances in emergency medicine. As a result, an increasing number of individuals are surviving what would previously have been fatal injuries.
Unfortunately, support services and funding have not developed at the same rate. This means there are more individuals than ever before who need help with managing the complex cognitive disabilities they will now live with for the rest of their lives.
Because You Give
BrainTrust Canada is grateful for our funders and sponsors who make it possible for us to provide brain injury prevention, education, and support services to our community.
Your donation can also help us:
- buy a bicycle helmet for a child
- teach children and youth prevention strategies
- create and present programs that raise awareness of brain injury including the personal, social, and financial costs
- provide peer support, reducing the anxiety/depression caused by isolation
- teach someone with a brain injury how to cook again
- support families in staying together
- help someone with a brain injury find a safe, secure home