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Ontario Brain Injury Association

Mail: PO Box 2338, St. Catherines, ON L2R 7R9 
Courier: 3550 Schmon Parkway 2nd Floor, Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6 
Phone: 905-641-8877

Toll Free: 1-800-263-5404 
Fax: 905-641-0323 


Provincial ABI Survey

The Ontario Brain Injury Association has developed a New Provincial survey to gather data on the status of people living with a Brain Injury. This survey replaces the CISL survey that OBIA used for 15 years and which many survivors and family members completed annually. The development of the new survey was funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, which hosted a two-day Think Tank comprised of representatives of survivors, caregivers, researchers, insurers, and the Ministry of Health. After it was determined what kind of data would likely be useful to researchers, funders, and policy makers, a professional survey writer from the University of Toronto was hired to create both an Adult version and a Child and Youth version. Both versions include a piece that will reflect the effect of the Brain Injury on Caregivers. Several drafts were run by the participants in the Think Tank, and then 30 of each form were piloted with both former respondents and new respondents along with a Feedback sheet. The result is that we now have a survey that I think will effectively gather information on the effects of Brain Injury over the life span which will be of use to researchers, funders, and policymakers. Of course all information is kept in the strictest confidence and each year statistical reports will be published.

This survey is available via the OBIA website or by calling the OBIA office at 905 641-8877 or toll free at 1-800-263-5404.

Please note: You may also call the BIALR office at 519 642-4539 and we will be pleased to send out a Survey Release of Information form to you. We ask that you then return the signed form to our office, and we will forward to the OBIA office. The OBIA support staff will contact you regarding completing the survey over the phone and/or send you a copy of the survey for completion.

Community Support Network

For people living with Acquired Brain Injury:

The Ontario Brain Injury Association and participating community brain injury associations have formally linked their organizations to become the Community Support Network.

CSN’s main purposes are to provide a stronger voice for people living with acquired brain injury and to develop and produce province-wide programs. To date, those programs include: Peer Support Mentoring Program for People Living With ABI; ABI Directory of Services; Biennial Provincial Conference (October 2009); Dual Membership.

All of these initiatives are developed by committees of the OBIA Advisory Council, which is made up of representatives from regional brain injury associations and OBIA.

Community Associations

Brain Injury Association of Quinte District

281 Front Street 
Belleville, ON
K8N 2Z6

Phone: 613-967-2756

Toll Free: 1-866-896-8884 
Fax: 613-967-1108 
Contact: Pam Ferrill

Durham Region

Head Injury Association of Durham Region

24-850 King Street West
Oshawa, ON
L1J 8N5

Phone: 905-723-2732

Toll Free: 1-866-354-4464
Fax: 905-723-4936
Contact: Frank Murphy, Exec Dir.


Hamilton Brain Injury Association

PO Box 57603 Jackson Station
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4X2

Phone: 905-521-2100 Ext. 74632
Fax: 905-521-7297
Contact: Milinda Alexander

Niagara Area

Brain Injury Association of Niagara

111 Church Street
St. Catherines, ON
L2R 3C9

Phone: 905-984-5058
Fax: 905-984-5354
Contact: Pat Dracup

Ottawa Area

Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley

212-211 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6H5

Phone: 613-233-8303
Fax: 613-233-8422
Contact: Wendy Charbonneau

Peterborough Area

Four Counties Brain Injury Association

160 Charlotte St. Unit 100
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2T8

Phone: 705-741-1172

Toll Free: 1-800-854-9738
Fax: 705-741-5129
Contact: Cheryl Ann Hassan

Sault Ste. Marie

Brain Injury Association of Sault Ste. Marie & District

127-31 Old Garden River Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 5Y7

Phone: 705-946-0172
Fax: 705-946-0594
Contact: Frank Halford, Board Chair

Thunder Bay

Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay & Area

217-100 Memorial Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 4A3

Phone: (807) 624-4164

Toronto (GTA)

Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Box 49999, 660 Eglinton Ave East
Toronto, ON
M4G 4G1


Windsor / Essex

Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County

201 West Grand Boulevard, Unit 200
Windsor, ON
N9E 3W7

Phone: 519-733-4900
Contact: Nancy Nicholson or Tammy Filiault


Brain Injury Association of Chatham Kent

9 Maple Leaf Drive
Chatham, ON
N7M 6H2

Phone: 519-351-0297
Fax: 519-351-7600
Contact: Michelle Suitor

Fort Erie

Head Injury Association of Fort Erie and District

649 Niagara Boulevard
Fort Erie, ON
L2A 3H7

Phone: 905-871-7789
Fax: 905-871-7832
Contact: Donna Summerville


Brain Injury Association of Southeastern Ontario

Epilepsy Kingston

100 Stuart St.
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V6

Phone: 613-536-1555
Fax: 613-358-4162

North Bay Area

Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area

280 Oakwood Ave.
North Bay, ON
P1B 9G2

Phone: 705-840-8882
Contact: Katy Snodden


Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton

2155 Leanne Boulevard
Mississauga, ON
L5K 2K8

Phone: 905-823-2221

Toll Free: 1-800-565-8594
Fax: 905-823-9960
Contact: Jorun (Jo) Rucels


Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton

B1705 London Line
Sarnia, ON
N7W 1B2

Phone: 519-337-5657
Fax: 519-337-1024
Contact: Susan St. Pierre, Director or Paul Wooley, President

Sudbury and District

Brain Injury Association of Sudbury & District Branch

576 A Haig Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 5P8

Phone: 705-670 0200
Fax: 705-670-1462
Contact: Rebecca Thibodeau


Seizure & Brain Injury Centre

60 Wilson Avenue
Timmins, ON
P4N 2S7

Phone: 705-264-2933
Fax: 705-264-0350
Contact: Rhonda Latendresse


Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington

607 King Street West, Unit 5A Opportunity Centre
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1C7

Phone: 519-579-5300
Fax: 519-579-0118
Contact: Patti Lehman, Exec Dir.

York Region

York Region Head Injury Support Group

11181 Yonge Street, 3rd floor
Richmond Hill, ON
L4S 1L2

Phone: 905-780-1236
Fax: 905-780-1524

Contact: Dave Blakemore, President

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