(Mail) PO Box 2338 St. Catherines ON L2R 7R9
(Courier) 3550 Schmon Parkway 2nd Floor
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6
Phone: 905-641-8877 or toll free: 1-800-263-5404
Email: [email protected]
OBIA Programs and Services:
- Personal support and advocacy through our toll free Help Line 1-800-263-5404
- Provincial Peer Support Program (telephone support provided by trained Peer Mentors)
- Online Bookstore and ABI Resource Library
- Online Directory of Services
- Certificate ABI Training Programs, including new Brain Basics eLearning
- Provincial Awareness Initiatives including: Drive Only Never Text (D.O.N.T.)
- The OBIA Review- our quarterly magazine on ABI
- Provincial ABI Conference (biennial) for both professionals and persons living with brain injury
Ontario Brain Injury Association Research Study
OBIA’s research study is an ongoing collection of ABI data on; the time of diagnosis, access to rehabilitation or medical services and gaps and/or barriers within the system.
Our goal is to be able to use this data to better inform healthcare policy makers, Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs), insurers, researchers and service providers who are examining ways in which people living with a brain injury can be better served. Through the participation of many survivors and caregivers across the province we have developed The OBIA Impact Report 2012: A Statistical Snapshot of Acquired Brain Injury and Its Effects on Survivors and Caregivers. This report provides an overview and analysis of ABI in Ontario, including how brain injuries are sustained; issues related to the recovery process and the impact of ABI on daily living. The Impact Report also provides insight into the unique and very important perspective of those who are caregivers.
Your participation in our Research Questionnaire will enhance our ability to provide a greater unified voice on behalf of people living with brain injury in Ontario.
In appreciation for your participation in our research study, you will receive a free one year dual membership with both OBIA and the local brain injury association of your choice and a Survivor Identification Card. This wallet sized card contains emergency contact information and information about acquired brain injury should it be required when you or your loved one are out in the community.