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Vista Centre Brain Injury Services (VCBIS) is proud to provide access to a series of articles designed to enhance the understanding of the acquired brain injury field; from either the perspective of the survivors, family and friend, professional or the general public.

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.

Community Care Access Centres (CCAC)

CCAC help provide home care, which are services at home for those recovering from illness or injury, and for those with chronic illness or disability. CCACs also provide in-school services to children with disabilities so they can fully participate in school.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

With funding support from the Ministry of Health, 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 this devastating injury and improve quality of life.

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.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

With the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 legislation, the government of Ontario will develop mandatory accessibility standards that will identify, remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities in areas of daily living and will apply to all sector organizations across Ontario.

Identification, Placement, and Review Committee

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 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 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, finding and keeping a job, and advancing your career. ODSP offers two types of support; Income support and employment supports.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Local resources available in the Ottawa region, and Provincial resources to help those with brain injury.

BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATIONS

Local, provincial, national and international associations to help people with an acquired brain injury.

BRAIN INJURY RESOURCES

VCBI) is proud to provide access to a series of articles designed to enhance the understanding of the brain injury field.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

VCBIS provides articles from the perspective of the survivors, family and friend, professional or the general public.

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On May 13th, 2020, we were scheduled to offer our annual Compassion Fatigue Conference. An event that always provided a way for Gluckstein Lawyers to give back to the community through relevant and engaging presenters, networking opportunities and practical takeaways.
Unfortunately, this year we were unable to hold our event, needing to cancel it as part of Covid-19 social distancing requirements. We, along with our planned attendees, were all so disappointed, especially feeling like if there was ever a year where we needed come Compassion Fatigue resources and supports, this was the year.

As a way of trying to give back somehow instead of our live conference, we decided to host a virtual CF webinar with Dr. Parmjit Singh, to present to our registrants about how to manage extreme stress during a crisis.
We are happy to share that the webinar has now been uploaded to our Gluckstein Lawyers YouTube channel.

We plan to offer more webinars soon from a variety of speakers and we hope to continue providing support and resources related to Compassion Fatigue in one form or another. Stay tuned for more information!

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May 26, 2020 Virtual Workshop Calendar for June 2020 The Bronson Hub, in partnership with Flo’s Seniors, is offering a series of virtual workshops for free to older adults in Ottawa. These workshops will run for three months from June 1st to August 31st. Below you will find information about the w...

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