Programs & Services

The Society provides support, education and advocacy for persons living with an acquired brain injury, their family, friends and caregivers through goal specific, unique and innovative programming.

These programs continue to evolve in response to ever changing needs.

Do you or a family member have a brain injury?

We offer a broad range of social and support services including:
– Individualized Support
– Group Support
– Disability Assistance
– Community Rehabilitation
– Care Management
– Referrals
– Resource Library

Learn more …
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Hours and Schedule

We are open Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 till 4:00

Drop in hours are 10:00 till 3:30

Click here for the full Events Calendar page.

 

HOT SAUCE

peppers We are excited to be starting production of our amazing hot sauces and spicy salsas. Lovingly created from fresh nutritious ingredients.

Great for body and soul!

Read more on this page

 
 

Supporters

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia
BC
AND Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health

Slater Vecchio Connected – A Brain Injury Blog

Slater Vecchio Connected - Brain Injury Blog

What is Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?

An acquired brain injury is defined as:

Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.

Learn more …

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ABI Facts

Acquired Brain Injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults worldwide.

Approximately 70% of survivors are between ages 18 and 28. Males are twice as likely as females to acquire a brain injury.

Acquired Brain Injury is the leading cause of seizure disorders.

Half of all brain injuries are the result of motor vehicle collisions and falls.

The remainder are commonly caused by sport injuries (30%), work-related injuries, assault, illness or firearms.

Canadian Statistics:
 165,000 new cases of ABI each year
 36,000 sustain injury severe enough to require hospitalization
 2,500 will die
 9,000 injured survivors will require long-term rehabilitation
 6,000 will live the remainder of their life with disability

Brain injury is a pervasive epidemic and it’s preventable

Every year in Canada and the U.S. there are new diagnoses of serious medical conditions:

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Credit to the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association for the above

More fact sheets on this page: Fact Sheets & FAQs

 

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New

  • Baby finches in the raspberry bushes

    Posted on June 11, 2018

    Look what Savanna found in our garden; hidden away in the raspberries – a nest of baby finches…. we’ll be looking out for them and their parents as they develop and grow. What a gift!

  • Fitness Group moved to gym

    Posted on June 5, 2018

    Fitness group is now at Better Bodies Gym, at the Beach Gardens.

    Mondays at 12, with Charlie! Still free for clients and their helpers.

    Our regular fitness attendees are making excellent progress. So exciting to see what’s possible with dedication and persistence. Don’t let them tell you recovery is finite!

  • More hot sauce!

    Posted on January 30, 2018

    We love hot sauce. Trying out new recipes and increasing the amount of deliciousness in life!