In Canada, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. 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.
The 2022 national collaborative Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign is focused on shining a light on this often-invisible disability. Brain injury associations across Canada came together to share this universal message about a condition that affects over 1.5 million people in unique, complex ways.
Join the campaign by following along on social media. Use the hashtags #BrainInjuryAwarenessMonth, #ShineALightOnBrainInjury, #BrainInjuryAcrossCanada #BIAM and # BIAM2022, when sharing your own experiences or posts.
With over 20,000 Canadians being hospitalized each year with an acquired traumatic brain injury there is a huge need for public education around the prevention and impact of traumatic brain injuries. Government of Canada
Brain injury happens in an instant. It does not discriminate, nor does it only impact one person. Brain injury changes the lives of people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, leaving little time to adapt. This disability lasts a lifetime and often leaves many with feelings of grief, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and an inability to cope. The Ontario Brain Injury Association is committed to serving all Ontarians, driving change, and increasing accessibility by reducing barriers for vulnerable and marginalized people across the province.
Throughout June, in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month, OBIA will be releasing a second series of multi-media podcasts titled Sharing Experiences with Concussion/TBI. This series was developed in collaboration with Headsup Concussion Advocacy Network. The series has five episodes led by leading experts in the field and consists of a group of individuals who have sustained brain injuries discussing their experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
(Source: Brain Injury Association of Canada)
The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington (BIAWW) is a charitable organization devoted to providing advocacy, education, connections, and empowerment for individuals with acquired brain injury and their families in the Waterloo-Wellington region.
Again this year, they have the “BIAWW Walk, Run and Roll” fundraising event. Participants are invited to walk, run, jog, bike, and wheel for a great cause. You can register as an individual, as a family or get a team together! Participate any/all days from June 1 to June 30. Choose your own route through your neighbourhood or grab your family and check out the many walking paths in your community.
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