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Ontario Brain Injury Association
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OBIA Return to Work Program

Ontario Brain Injury Association | 1-800-263-5404

Free Support Services

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury (ABI) for more than 35 years. OBIA provides accessible programs across Ontario at no cost to ensure that education, awareness, and support are available to those who need it.

Free Support Services

Resources

Get to know OBIA’s free support services and explore additional resources available to you.

The OBIA Helpline offers emotional support for anyone seeking a confidential, compassionate, and nonjudgmental ear. The Helpline provides information, advocacy, support, and connects people with resources. 1-800-263-5404.

This program serves the geographic area of the North-Eastern LHIN for individuals living with acquired brain injury, those with co-occurring diagnoses of addiction and/or mental health, and their caregivers.

The Online Concussion Support Groups provides free support and education for individuals with concussions. The program is designed and facilitated by a Registered Social Worker with experience supporting those with trauma and concussion/brain injury. The groups are designed to provide a safe space generating connectedness and empowering participants to share their vulnerabilities. This allows them to experience challenges with their physical and mental well-being (anxiety, depression, changes in mood, difficulty coping with stress, PTSD, etc.) without fear of judgment.

OBIA’s Online Caregiver Support Group allows caregivers to connect with each other in a confidential setting, from the comfort of their own homes. Through the sharing of experiences, caregivers can exchange ideas and manage stress. Our completely web-based group is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker. Each group includes 6-8 people who meet online, once a week for 8 weeks.

OBIA’s Peer Support Program facilitates the relationship between individuals with lived experience (Mentors) and individuals who are seeking support during their journey with brain injury (Partners). The program is easily accessible to participants, via telephone or internet. Partners speak once per week, and their partnership lasts for one year.

Through a series of 6 modules, this website provides support and resources to caregivers and family members who are supporting a loved one with a brain injury. This website delivers beneficial knowledge for caregivers eager to learn more about ABI and how to care for those living with it. Learn more at: caregiverinfo.ca

The purpose of the Brain Injury Impact Study is to better understand the impacts of brain injury on those living in Ontario. The information is utilized to better inform government, insurers, researchers, and service providers on how people living with a brain injury can be better served.

Decisions affecting the brain injury community in Ontario should incorporate input from those with lived experience. The voices of survivors, family members, and caregivers accomplish this goal by having the opportunity to be heard through emails, phone calls, and surveys on current issues related to brain injury, and input is used to advocate for relevant policy changes in Ontario. Sign up online to be part of the Brain Injury Speaks community and to receive our newsletter!

OBIA Return to Work Program

For more information on these programs, visit obia.ca
or call the OBIA Helpline at 1-800-263-5404. Calls are open Mon – Fri from 9:30am to 4pm EST.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. The views expressed in this program are the views of the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.

Funded By The Canadian Government

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