VCBIS provides quality, caring, continual support to persons living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury, helping relationships, personal abilities, and life skills.

Acquired Brain Injury Day Services

A social leisure, community integration and skill development program for individuals who have an ABI. The program encourages participants to develop leisure lifestyle skills, broaden their community awareness, improve self esteem and develop social relationships. Programs and activities are designed with participant input.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosis of an Acquired Brain Injury; where an Acquired Brain Injury is defined as damage to the brain which occurs after birth and can result from either a traumatic brain injury (e.g. physical trauma due to accidents, motor vehicles, falls, assaults, neurosurgery etc.) or nontraumatic injury derived from either an internal or external source (e.g. strokebrain tumoursinfectionpoisoninghypoxiaischemiaencephalopathy or substance abuse). However all definitions of Acquired Brain Injury exclude neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Age 18 years and older.
  • Individuals have the willingness to increase their independence and express interest in participating in the program.
  • Individual assessments will be completed for persons dealing with addiction issues or experiencing significant behavioural and/or psychiatric challenges,
  • Living in, or willing to attend the program in the city of Ottawa

Cost of Services

Services are offered on a subsidized or fee-for-service basis. Clients with access to rehabilitation funding (third party payers) will be expected to defray the cost of their involvement in our programme, per the government's subrogation position, as required by law. Activity fees may apply to all participants.

Application for Services

Day Services Calendar

Day Services Calendar

ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES

Operating a residential home located in the Westboro area. The home provides staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

INDEPENDANCE TRAINING

VCBIS encourages clients and individuals with the opportunity to fully participate in their community,

ABI DAY SERVICES

Participants develop leisure lifestyle skills, broaden community awareness, improve self-esteem and develop relationships.

SUPPORT GROUPS

VCBIS offers a variety of group activities specifically designed to meet the various need and interest of our clients.

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