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Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-823-2221
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-8594
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Primary Contact Jorun Rucels, Executive Director
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Serving the needs of families and survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI)
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1986
Funding Donations * Membership fees * Ontario Trillium Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Advocates for the needs of, and provides information to survivors of brain injuries, their families and support network * facilitates measures to promote the prevention of brain injury, improves quality of care/life, provides community education, and conducts resource searches on behalf of the members * offers information about acquired brain injuries (ABI) services in Peel and Halton * Helmets on Kids - education about safety, prevention and brain injury awareness to elementary school students * volunteer opportunities available

Adult Support Groups: meet and discuss common issues and problems * learn more bout living with ABI * guest speakers of varying disciplines related to brain injury, rehabilitation, health and other topics of interest * provide recreational and social activities

Headspin - Youth and Young Adult Support Group: this group has been designed for high functioning youth and young adults with an ABI or for individuals who present with similar challenges * the group is centered around community-based leisure activities and encourages social connections * members pay a fee for each activity depending on its cost

Peer Mentoring Program: available for those who are living with an ABI, and allows them to connect to an individual who has lived through a similar life experience involving an ABI * the mentor will provide their guidance and knowledge based on their own life experience involving Acquired Brain Injury, to an individual who is coping with a similar ABI-related situation

Caregiver Relief Program:
  • provides relief to families and primary caregivers of individuals with acquired brain injuries for a maximum period of 12 consecutive months
  • attendant care (personal care, completion of household tasks like laundry or cooking, supervision/support within the home to allow caregiver to leave ensuring safety for loved one)
  • community social support (assistance accessing community programs or activities, both attending and participating)
  • cannot be used for the funding of active therapy or neurorehabilitation interventions such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, rehabilitation support worker)
  • medical status form is required and must be completed by a health professional who confirms the presence of an acquired brain injury
Hours Hours vary * call for information
Meetings Support groups are offered virtually by Zoom every Tuesday at 7pm, email for information and schedule
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Halton Region ; Peel Region
Eligibility Persons with acquired brain injuries and their families
Application Membership application required
Languages English
Fees contact the office for further details
Site Information
Site Location Mississauga (Meadowvale Business Park)
Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
Plaza 4
2000 Argentia Rd, Plaza 4, Suite 295
Mississauga, ON L5N 1W1
Intersection Argentia and Mississauga Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Health Care
HCSD Sub Heading Advocacy for People with Disabilities ; Disability Associations ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Home Support Programs ; Programs for Home Support
Service Categories Adult In Home Respite Care ~ Brain Injuries ; Caregiver Support Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Caregiver Training ~ Brain Injuries ; Disability Associations ~ Brain Injuries ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Brain Injuries ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Brain Injuries ; Personal Safety Education ~ Brain Injuries ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Brain Injuries ; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities ~ Brain Injuries ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Brain Injuries ; Volunteer Opportunities
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