NBIS Annual Giving Campaign 2022
How does your donation help?
Your donation transforms compassion into practical, meaningful care for brain injury survivors and their families through direct client services, resource navigation, peer support, and education.
Did you know that 1 in 20 people in Nanaimo are affected by brain injury? Brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and is often a life-changing event. We know that early intervention and meaningful support is crucial to building resilience and improving quality of life. NBIS programs and services are offered free of charge through the generous support of donors like you.
Your One Donation Benefits the Community in 12 Different Ways...
Hospital Peer Volunteer Support
NBIS peer volunteers with lived experience of brain injury support patients in the hospital by sharing hope, reassurance, and their first-hand experience.
1-1 Client Support & Resource Navigation
NBIS supports individuals with their immediate needs and long-term planning after injury by providing connection to resources and services in the community, and other NBIS programs.
Awareness, Research & Advocacy
NBIS works with local, provincial and national partners to raise awareness, advance research and create change for the benefit of brain injury survivors and families.
Caregiver Counselling Support
NBIS offers free counselling to help caregivers cope with the challenges that may follow when supporting a loved one with a brain injury.
NBIS collaborates with other community organizations, businesses, and various levels of government to leverage resources and build healthier communities for all.
Education and Prevention
NBIS hosts community education, workshops and symposiums to share information, provide support, and build community awareness.
Helmets for Kids
NBIS gives free helmets to families with financial barriers so kids can be safe while riding their bikes.
Virtual Programs –
NBIS delivers virtual programming to extend our reach to other communities, increase accessibility, and accommodate people with different needs.
NBIS Social Program
NBIS runs an informal drop in social program where clients are able to do a variety of different activities and make meaningful social connections
Brain Injury ID Cards
NBIS provides free identification cards for clients affected by brain injury as a tool to help them avoid misunderstandings with police, EMT’s and others.
Axis Brain Health
NBIS provides an evidence-based, holistic program that improves brain health helping participants to “re-wire” their brain through neuroplasticity versus traditional compensatory strategies.
Quality of Life
NBIS supports individuals by giving them tools and strategies to re-learn the skills associated with daily living to improve quality of life.