Vancouver Brain Injury Association’s mission is to fill a devastating void for Vancouver and North Shore brain injury survivors by creating new programs and to connect brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers to available resources.
- To serve as an advocate for brain injury survivors’ individual needs and concerns to the best of our abilities and resources.
- To conduct research of direct benefit to people with brain injuries.
- To investigate the program needs of the Vancouver and North Shore brain injury community and provide those programs that are currently unavailable.
- To provide a venue through which members of the public may contribute to the support of brain injury survivors and their caregivers.
- To assist and support brain injury survivors in reaching appropriate agencies and support.
- To use Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) in our society and to provide access to TIP training to other agencies.
- To support inclusion and to not discriminate on the basis of factors including but not limited to gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, physical or cognitive abilities, age, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
Our goal at VBIA is to help to alleviate some of the stresses that arise as a result of an acquired brain injury. To that end, we provide the following services:
- Meeting with lawyers and legal counsel on the client’s behalf.
- Attendance and counsel at medical, legal or other meetings.
- Serving as an intermediary for our clients on WCB claims.
- Assistance in conflict resolution with neighbours, landlords or other disputes.
- Serving as a translator and intermediary in dealing with documentation, claims and other processes.
- Assisting in connecting our clients with the resources they need, including counseling, legal advising and more.
Our advocacy work is determined on a case-by-case basis, and tailored to the client’s needs. Often it can be a huge relief for those we help to have the assistance of someone who understands the struggles of a brain injury and knows the procedures that need to be undertaken.
CLICK HERE to learn more about our Advocacy services.
These VBIA programs are funded by the Province of British Columbia through the BC Brain Injury Alliance.
Brain Gain Fridays: Neurologically beneficial exercise every week, along with music therapy, art therapy, meditation, social activities and fun! A great way to develop brain plasticity in a positive, welcoming, and supportive environment.
North Vancouver Brain Injury Support Group: Monthly gatherings provide a great way for those suffering from a brain injury to receive the support needed to navigate the journey to recovery.
South Vancouver Brain Injury Support Group: A noon hour support group starting 12:00 PM at the South Hill Library. (Located at 6076 Fraser Street)
Vancouver Brain Injury Association is a Canadian charity, registration number 82988 0392 RR0001.