Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
As the only organized voice for Nova Scotians affected by brain injury, we are committed to providing programs, education, recovery, support, advocacy, & community. Brain injury survivors and their families look to us every day as a resource & touchstone of support across the spectrum of brain injury. Our vision is that Nova Scotians living with acquired brain injury & their caregivers realize their potential through a continuum of programs, services, & community supports throughout the province.
Programs & Peer Support – For survivors & caregivers. Offerings range from educational to social & recreational. Including Yoga for ABI, Concussion Cafe, music therapy, a drop-in community hub, social gatherings, and more. Peers facilitate many of our programs & sessions.
Education & Training – For survivors, caregivers, and professionals. Previous offerings include Brain Injury 101 training, income tax & RDSP workshops, Supporting the Supporter training, spirituality workshops. education sessions on ambiguous loss & neurorehabilitation, and more.
Connecting the Community – You are not alone. We work with our staff & volunteers to offer a network of support groups and services across Nova Scotia for survivors, caregivers, & professionals. Connecting with others with similar experiences can be invaluable to the recovery process.
Building Awareness – As an invisible disability, many are unaware of the prevalence & impact of brain injury, and often this includes survivors and professionals. We fight tirelessly to raise awareness of the prevention, identification, treatment, and understanding of brain injuries.
Advocating for change – We advocate across all levels of government and the public sector for specific supports and services to be available for brain injury survivors across Nova Scotia, as there is a general lack of understanding about brain injury and too few supports for survivors’ unique needs.
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