Local brain injury support group gets government dollars

It wasn’t too long ago that people hit on the head—especially at work or in professional sports—were told to just go back out there and walk it off. But over the years we’ve started seeing the seriousness of brain injuries on people.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli was pleased to announce today that the Brain Injury Association of North Bay and Area (BIANBA) would be receiving $248,600 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to help them support people in the community in need of support from cognitive impairments.

BIANBA President Tracey Poole said this funding—which will span 36 month—would help the organization in hiring a transitional support worker and supplying the future employee with the tools needed to service the community. The organization’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and families in North Bay and area who are living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, and support.

 

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