The lifetime impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is just beginning their road to recovery. As a law firm, CAM LLP is committed to not only defending their clients who are suffering from TBI, but also to supporting the Alberta non-profits and centres who play a critical role in the rehabilitation and caregiving of TBI sufferers.
In our efforts to continue supporting these groups and our clients in any way we can, we have created a credible list of TBI online sites for those who may need help in recovery and encouragement that things will get better.
Rehabilitation Therapy for Families and Individuals Living with TBI in Alberta
- Association of the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) – Calgary
ARBI is an accredited rehabilitation program, under contract with AHS, that delivers an intensive neurorehabilitation program through a multi-disciplinary team including physio, occupational and speech therapists.
- Brain Care Centre – Edmonton
The Brain Care Centre is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to adults who have sustained acquired brain injuries.
- Glenrose Hospital Foundation – Edmonton
The Glenrose Hospital is the largest comprehensive rehabilitation hospital in Canada, serving patients who require complex rehab.
- The Centennial Centre – Edmonton
The Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury is a facility that provides specialized medical care for those with mental health and brain injuries.
- CBI Health Group – Calgary
The CBI Health Group is Canada’s largest community healthcare provider. They have a wide network of health services, including health centres and home health services.
- Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA) – Calgary
URSA is a non-profit agency that works to meet the disabled individuals, including those with brain injuries. Their Easy Street program helps brain injuries survivors practice everyday skills in a safe and secure environment.
Accredited Living and Caregiving Support Services and Resources in Alberta
- Alberta Brain Injury Initiative (ABII) – Across Alberta
The ABII helps acquired individuals with TBI to better participate in their community. ABII is a network of different service coordinator agencies all who assist brain injury survivors and their families.
- Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society (SABIS) – Southern Alberta
SABIS is a non-profit that offers services to brain injury survivors, including peer-support groups, educational services, and access to case managers.
- Catholic Social Services (CSS) – Across Alberta
The CSS offers a wide variety of services across the province, including adults with medical disabilities.
- Seniors – Across Alberta
The Seniors and Housing program offers key services like senior benefits, special needs assistance, and financial assistance.
Traumatic Brain Injury Education, Support Groups and Programs
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Central Alberta
The CMHA advocates for care, rehabilitation and recovery for individuals, including those with brain injuries.
- Northern Brain Injury Association (NBIA) – Northern Alberta
The NBIA works to prevent brain injuries, provide brain injury survivors with support, and advocate for their inclusion within the community.
Brainline is a website that offers information, resources, and support to anyone who has been affected by brain injury. Information includes personal stories and blogs, medical information, and assistive technology.
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) – University of Calgary
Members of the DCN include members of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, inpatient/outpatient services, consultation services, and neurosurgical services for adults and children.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group – Facebook
This Facebook group is a place where brain injury survivors can share their experiences with their injury.
- BrainTrust Canada – Canada Wide
BrainTrust Canada advocates for brain injury prevention and offers education and support resources and services.
To learn more about the advancement of brain knowledge and research, check out this infographic on brain breakthroughs and understandings from earlier centuries to today. And please, don’t hesitate to contact us if you require the services of an experienced brain injury lawyer in Edmonton.
Note: This blog post was originally published in February 2016 and has since been updated with relevant content