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Community Services


Brain Injury Association of Ottawa Valley

The Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley is a non-profit organization, which exists for the needs of families and survivors of brain injury in the Ottawa Valley regions

The Phoenix Network

The Phoenix Network assists people who have suffered a brain or head injury or who have been diagnosed with brain trauma. Their goal is to promote independence and success in relation to the clients return to family, school,
employment and community.

Pathways to Independence

Pathways to Independence provides community based living support to people with impairments in cognitive functioning. Providing case management, residential options, day and vocational programs and services in communities throughout South East Ontario to adults with a developmental disability, or an acquired brain injury or those who may be dually diagnosed.

The Aphasia Centre

The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa provides care aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people affected by aphasia by helping them improve their ability to communicate with others and regain their self-confidence.

The City of Ottawa, Ministry of Health & Local Integration Health Network

The City of Ottawa, Ministry of Health & Local Integration Health Network offers a therapeutic recreation & life skills day program (see special needs guide). The program has an integrated team approach. Physiotherapist & Occupational Therapist consults are also offered as needed.

The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre's

The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre's(TOHRC) Acquired Brain Injury Care Stream provides a range of patient-centered care from the acute stage to the community. It delivers goal-oriented therapeutic assessment and intervention that address cognitive, behavioural, psychosocial and physical needs. The goal of the care stream is to maximize function in individuals with a brain injury.

Care is interdisciplinary, including cognitive rehabilitation, behavioural rehabilitation for patients with severe behavioural challenges and transitional rehabilitation to independent living for patients who have this potential.

Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

The Royal is one of Canada's foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Their mandate is simple: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment resistant mental illness.

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and training the health care professionals of tomorrow


Ontario March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities. Their goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across the province.

Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara)

Brain Injury Community Re-entry (Niagara) Inc. (BICR) is a non-profit organization that provides support services and rehabilitation to individuals living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.

Brain Injury Services of Hamilton

Brain Injury Services provides a full range of rehabilitation programs and services for individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injuries. They offer everything from supervised 24-hour-a-day complex residential care, to transitional living arrangements, to independent living supported by an extensive community services program.

Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)

Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) is a multi-service agency that provides a broad range of supports to a clientele with diverse and complex needs. CHIRS' services are designed to form the basis of a comprehensive model of service delivery. Services include residential programs, supported independent living, adult day programs and community programs. CHIRS is able to provide productive and meaningful activities for all participants.

Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHD ABIS)

Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHD ABIS) is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide community based rehabilitation and re-integration services to people living with the effects of acquired brain injury.

Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario (BISNO)

Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario (BISNO) is a non-profit charitable organization which provides rehabilitation and support services within the community to individuals living with the affects of an Acquired Brain Injury. BISNO affiliates itself with other agencies and professionals in developing and providing a range of services in Northern Ontario.

Dale Brain Injury Services

At Dale Brain Injury Services we provide a continuum of high quality, client-centered services to persons affected by an acquired brain injury. By providing services that are accessible, evidence-based and responsive to the changing needs of our clients, our community, and our partners, DBIS supports individuals to maximize their strengths and live healthy, meaningful lives.

To provide leadership in furthering equitable, accessible, responsive, cost-effective and quality publicly-funded services and support for persons living with the effects of an acquired brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

The Foundation, with funding support from the Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care, works with consumers, researchers, practitioners, policy and decision makers to create not only a research agenda but also knowledge mobilization agenda to create the necessary changes to reduce and/or eliminate this devastating injury and to improve the quality of life for those Ontarians living with a neurotrauma injury.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through: the advancement of research and its application; the promotion of healthy living; and advocacy.

Hamilton Health Sciences: Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP)

The Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP) serves the needs of adults with acquired brain injuries and their families.