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The Ontario Brain Injury Association, in collaboration with Thomson, Rogers, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

The inaugural Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation will be presented by the Ontario Brain Injury Association to those who have been selected by their peers as having provided exceptional service to the brain injury community in the following categories:



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Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto (CHIRS) is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. CHIRS is a community-based brain injury rehabilitation program.

The video below was done by the CHIRS drama group, the song was written by the clients and sung by a client. 

We hope you enjoy this inspirational video.



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The Acquired Brain Injury Network and Thomson Rogers would like to share a special presentation that was honouring Dr. Peter Rumney at the Back to School Conference on September 12, 2013.

Dr. Rumney --Physiatrist at the Holland Bloorview Centre, has been a long-time advocate on behalf of children and adolescents who have suffered serious injuries.  It was with great pleasure to recognize the good Doctor for his magnificent efforts.  

Please join us in watching Dr. Rumney's acceptance speech.



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Innovative Strategies for Issues Complicating Brain Injury

Thomson, Rogers is the Platinum Sponsor of the annual Hamilton Health Sciences Conference, May 9 - 10, 2013 at the Hamilton Convention Centre.



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The Hawaiian Mix & Mingle, which was held on September 27, 2012 was a huge success. BIAWW received a $100,000 charitable gift and an additional $6000 from the event proceeds. All of which will be used for continued improvement to programs offered to survivors of acquired brain injury and education on the prevention of brain injuries.

Thomson, Rogers was the "Presenting Sponsor" of the Hawaiian Mix & Mingle.



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The Brain Injury Society of Toronto is now offering support groups for clients and family members/caregivers.

The BIST Support Group allows caregivers and families supporting individuals living with the effects of brain injury to meet others to share experiences, and provide the opportunity to learn effective coping skills and tips helpful in managing care giving.

The BIST Survivor Support Group allows individuals living with the effects of brain injury to meet others to share experiences, receive emotional support, as well as valuable information and resources.



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After the huge success of their First Annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll, The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) is excited to be planning this year’s event. All proceeds from this event support the programs and services provided by BIST.

Last year’s event sold out so register early!

Date: Saturday September 22nd, 2012

Race Time: 10:00 am



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Stacey Stevens will be presenting at the Canadian Society of Medical Examiners Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2012. The conference will be addressing anatomy and physiology of brain injuries. Stacey will be speaking on The Invisible Injury - Proving a mild traumatic brain injury.



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