What We Do

The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society provides assistance to individuals with acquired brain injuries, their families and/or caregivers through education, advocacy, and community support.  NBIS also facilitates education and commuity awareness regarding acquired brain injury by offering free workshops to the community and attending community events.  Our STAFF and BOARD OF DIRECTORS strive to uphold NBIS's Vision, Mission & Values.

Our programs include:

Community Navigator is a non-medical support service that helps people affected by ABI and their caregivers by:

  • Answering questions asked by individuals surviving a brain injury or stroke and their caregivers and help them navigate the health care system 
  • Linking them to resources and programs to assist with their long-term recovery
  • Assisting with self-management strategies to manage their brain injury, stroke and/or caregiving roles
  • Providing an opportunity to attend community education sessions for the person who had the brain injury and the caregiver

Education 

  • Monthly Education Series
  • Understanding Brain Injury Public Workshop
  • Understanding Brain Injury Workshop for Service Providers
  • Youth Program- Concussion 101 & Concussion Management in Youth
  • Community Workshops & Events

Peer Support

  • Hospital Peer Support 
  • Coffee Drop-In
  • Life After ABI: Peer Education and Support Program - Coming in October!

ABI Counselling Group

This is a 6 week group counselling session for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury.  The group is facilitated by Dr. Nancy Reeves, a Registered Psychologist who has worked in the area of grief, loss, personal injury, and trauma for 38 years. Dr. Reeves has worked extensively with people with acquired brain injury and their friends and family. ABI Counselling Group is done in partnership with Island Health's Brain Injury Program and is by referral only. For more information please contact our Community Navigator at 250-753-5600 Ext.203.