Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada! 
Each year national, provincial, and local associations run campaigns to increase awareness about the prevalence of brain injury; the obstacles that exist for those with brain injury; and the need for more services and support at all stages of recovery. Brain injury affects over 165,000 Canadians per year and is often impacted by factors such as race, religion, environment, gender, and poverty.  Help us raise awareness for brain injury this June by following along with our campaign. Together, we can create a better world for the brain injury community in Canada.

2023: Traumatic Brain Injury- A Lifelong Condition

This year, Brain Injury Canada and the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC) have called for moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to be officially classified as a chronic condition in Canada. This move would significantly enhance nationwide healthcare strategies, policies, and patient outcomes. This new position paper encourages government leaders to change outdated healthcare policies by officially recognizing moderate to severe TBI as a chronic disease.

2022: Shining a Light on Brain Injury

2022 will be a continuation of the Shine a Light on Brain Injury campaign, with a primary focus on mental health and personal stories. This year, we are highlighting how mental health is affected by brain injury and how traditional supports aren’t always accessible to the brain injury community. As a country, we need to recognize the inequitable treatment of those with disabilities (particularly invisible ones) and work to make sure that individuals with brain injury have access to mental health supports. We encourage you to engage with us on social media, further your knowledge of brain injury, and make lasting impact for the brain injury community.

Join the campaign by following along on social media. Use the hashtags:


2021: Shining a Light on Brain Injury

The 2021 joint Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign is focused on raising awareness of brain injury in Canada – in other words, shining a light on this often invisible disability. Brain injury associations across Canada came together to share in this universal message about a condition that affects every individual in a unique, complex way.

Join the campaign by following along on social media. Use the hashtags #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth, #BrainInjuryAcrossCanada, and #SpotlightonBrainInjury when sharing your own experiences or posts.

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