Vista Centre

Providing support to individuals living with the effects of Brain InjuryProviding support to individuals living with the effects of Brain Injury

Government Resources

Champlain LHIN

The aim of the Champlain LHIN is to help coordinate health services so that people receive the care they need and deserve in a timely way.

The LHIN does not provide services directly. Rather, our mandate is to ensure the services are well organized, appropriately funded and meet the needs of residents of all ages. The Champlain LHIN plans, coordinates and funds health services in the following health sectors:

  • Hospitals
  • Community Care Access Centre (CCAC or home care)
  • Addictions and Mental Health Agencies
  • Community Support Services (such as Meals on Wheels)
  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)
  • Long-term Care Homes

For a template of Vista Centre Brain Injury Services multi-sector service accountability agreement with the Champlain LHIN click here.

Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres

Your Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) connects you with the care you need, at home and in your community:

Ontario Disability Support Plan

The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Knowing your health care options allows you to make better choices for you and your family's health care needs. Use this website to explore the different health care choices available to you in your community.

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.

Service Canada Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (EI) provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Canadians who have lost their job through no fault of their own, while they look for work or upgrade their skills.

Canadians who are sick, pregnant, or caring for a newborn or adopted child, as well as those who must care for a family member who is seriously ill with a significant risk of death, may also be assisted by Employment Insurance.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(Ministry of Community and Social Services)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005. Under this landmark legislation, the government of Ontario will develop mandatory accessibility standards that will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in key areas of daily living. The standards will apply to private and public sector organizations across Ontario.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) delivers a diverse range of services that safeguard the legal, personal and financial interests of private individuals and estates.

Identification, Placement, and Review Committee (IPRC)

Following a brain injury, the academic needs of students often change and schools may need to find different ways of supporting them. The Education Act requires that all school boards provide special education programming for pupils with 'exceptional' status. Each board is required to establish an Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) whose role is to decide on whether a student is identified as 'exceptional' or not and if so to decide on appropriate resources for the student. The Ministry of Education hosts a web page providing details on the procedures used in defining a pupil as 'exceptional', how placement decisions are made, how decisions may be appealed when the parent does not agree with the IPRC's decision, and more.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is a catalyst that enables Ontarians to work together to enhance the quality of life in their communities. We believe that communities across Ontario are rich in talent, creativity and drive, and our grants stimulate communities to build on these assets.