Title and Keynote Speaker Sponsor

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Registration is Open for Brain Injury Awareness Day 2019!

2019 Title & Keynote Speaker Sponsor

The date is set and speakers have been confirmed for VCBIS' 11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day.

Be a part of this highly anticipated event and become a sponsor. For a limited time save 10% on sponsorship packages.

We are thrilled to announce that Jesse Winchester will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day!

Jesse is a former NHL player who spent parts of 8 seasons split between the Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, and Colorado Avalanche. He grew up near Cornwall, and currently resides in Kanata.
Prior to his NHL career, he earned an athletic scholarship to attend Colgate University, Hamilton New York, where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Geography in 2008.
Since retiring from the NHL Jesse has transitioned into coaching the Brockville Braves of the CCHL. Non hockey interests include climate change, renewable energies, and energy transition and is currently enrolled as a student at the Harvard Extension School in January 2018 to further his curiosity in Sustainability and Innovation.

Jesse is a dad to two beautiful little girls, Taryn 3, Isla 1, and husband to Alana. We have a golden retriever named Sunny who accompanies us everywhere. As a family we love the outdoors, and in our free time we can be found hiking, exploring, fishing, boating, anywhere and everywhere.

For more information and sponsorship levels, contact Trish Watts, trishwatts@vistacentre.ca, or Tammy Kuchynski, tammy@vistacentre.ca.

Plans for the 11 Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day are well underway!

We are pleased to confirm that Jesse Winchester, former Ottawa Senator has agreed to be our keynote speaker.

Dr. Abraham Snaiderman psychiatrist and director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic in Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s Neuro-rehabilitation program is our Plenary Speaker. His presentation, The Cryptic Tale of Dr. Taylor, Mrs. Barrie and The Trouble with Ghosts after TBI: Emotional dyscontrol, mood and anxiety issues after ABI is not to be missed

Brain Injury Awareness Day continues to grow in reputation and stature over the last 11 years for being accessible to all (no fee to attend) and offering great value to all stakeholders. This full day event offers a number of key benefits to those that attend:

- Education and learning opportunities offered by incredible guest speakers (see website. www.vistacentre.ca )
- Opportunity for networking and face-to-face conversations with professionals from many different sectors
- Service and brand awareness created for sponsors or exhibitors who have valuable services and expertise to offer
- Reminder that despite suffering a brain injury, the opportunity to lead a productive and meaningful life remains
- Inspiration by those that are willing to share their stories and experiences, whether sharing as survivors or as dedicated professionals

Calling all sponsors, exhibitors and friends:

When you stand up and decide to participate in Brain Injury Awareness Day as a sponsor, exhibitor, or friend, you also stand out. Your financial support is highly recognized and known to make the day possible, and your presence at the event – whether at the mic, on the floor or in the official program - means you have a chance to tell others about you, your organization and how you can make a difference. In short, you get noticed!

Many Sponsorship Opportunities remain.

Full details are included in the attached sponsorship prospectus:

Sponsorship and exhibitor requests can be submitted directly info@vistacentre.ca, or by calling 613.234.4747. Requests will be accepted on first come basis. Payment to follow within 10 days.

On behalf of Vista Centre Brain Injury Services, thank you if you have already registered as a sponsor, exhibitor or friend, and for your consideration otherwise in being a part of this important day in our community. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Board of Director Recruitment Notification

Vista Centre Brain Injury Services is governed by a Board of Directors and is currently looking for energetic and experienced professionals to assume positions on its Board of Directors. More....

Caregiver Support Survey

Caregiver Support has often been identified as a need. We are currently looking to see what the interest is and how best to offer this type of support. Please take a few moments to complete the following survey:


Follow this link to see highlights of BIA Day held on June 13, 2018. Videos as well as copies of the presentations will soon be available at braininjuryawarenessday.com.


BIA Day evaluation now open, please take a few moments to complete, your responses help with planning next year's event.

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Vista Centre Brain Injury Services (VCBIS) is a non-profit agency which has been providing quality, caring, and continual support to persons living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury for more than 25 years.

Learn more about our services.

Yoga and Meditation Webinar

In case you missed the live event you can watch it online.


Vista Centre Brain Injury Services (VCBIS) is proud to provide survivors, family members, friends, professionals and the general public with an amazing compilation of articles, videos, links and resources which will help you navigate and understand this incredible world that is the brain.

We hope that this small contribution will assist survivors on their path to recovery; family members and friends in supporting their loved ones, as well as themselves; and provide professionals and the general public with information about the complexities of the brain and brain injury.

Accreditation Canada

Vista Centre Brain Injury Services receives "Accredited with Commendation" from Accreditation Canada. Read more...

Person Family Centered Care

In an effort to improve quality of care and safety, VCBIS realizes the importance of including the perspective of participants and families. Please find out more about PFCC and how you can get involved. Read more...

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