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Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Group Name: Brain Injury Society of Toronto – Peer Support Mentoring

Description: The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) supports ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) survivors and their family members. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific functions. Damage to the brain can result in different types and severity of deficits from one individual to another. The behaviours that emerge after an ABI are unique to each individual.

The Peer Mentoring program matches people with ABI or family members with volunteer Mentors who can share their experience, offering support and practical tips and information. BIST participates in this program with many other brain injury associations across Ontario, allowing access to a wide variety of Mentors with diverse experiences and information. To find out more, contact Kat Powell, Peer Support Coordinator. The Peer Support Mentoring Programs can be a great way to support efforts toward recovery, and compliments professional services. Mentors and partners talk by phone or email so they can arrange a convenient time and can participate from their own homes.

Where: 40 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 205 | Toronto, ON M4T 1M9

When: For more details about the program, please contact Kat Powell

Contact: Kat Powell 647-990-1485 | connections@bist.ca | www.bist.ca

Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Group Name: Brain Injury Society of Toronto – Social Drop-In Program

Description: The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) supports ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) survivors and their family members. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific functions. Damage to the brain can result in different types and severity of deficits from one individual to another. The behaviours that emerge after an ABI are unique to each individual.

BIST is starting up a NEW monthly social drop-in program this winter that will allow members to have a place to meet up to socialize, play games, work on projects together. This program is open to members who are interested and are held on a drop in basis.

Where: Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. | Toronto, ON M4R 1B9

When: Second Tuesday of each month, from 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Contact: 416-830-1485 | info@bist.ca | www.bist.ca

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