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Bike for Brain Care

A virtual bike-a-thon supporting Brain Care Centre’s Concussion Program. Currently, wait times for Brain Care Centre’s Concussion Program are nearly 9 months long, leaving many individuals without support. Funds raised will help us reduce the wait time for our Concussion Program so those in need can access the programs and services that help them thrive…

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Want to make a difference during COVID-19?

A number of individuals that we serve are unable to leave their homes and have limited support from family or friends for a variety of reasons. Some are in urgent need of personal care items, food items, and specialty items to help them manage over the next couple of weeks. As such, BCC will be…

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Brain Care Centre Announces New Board President

Brain Care Centre is thrilled to welcome Dave Jamieson as our new board president. We are fortunate to have someone with the expertise and passion for our mission that will allow him to add tremendously to the great work being done by our board and to help us advance the goals of the organization. Dave Jamieson brings…

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My Life Changed in an Instant

This November, Brain Care Centre mailed out our annual donation request letter, which aims to raise $10,000 this holiday season. Your support helps people we serve, like Dan: My life changed in an instant. I think many of us know that can happen, but we never think it will. Until it does. When I set…

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Join us in supporting Dr. Garnet Cummings

We would like to congratulate Dr. Garnet Cummings, the 2019 recipient of the Patrick Hirschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Garnet Cummings has devoted his professional career to assisting others. He has over 22 years of experience as an emergency doctor, including his experience heading STARS in Edmonton. He was the Chief of Emergency at the…

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Exercise for your Brain

Physical activity isn’t just for your waist line; it can have a significant effect on your brain. A minimum of 150 minutes per week (in bouts of 10 minutes or more) of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity (e.g. bike riding, jogging, swimming) can make beneficial changes to your brain: growth of new blood vessels…

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Virtual Support Groups & Online Resources

Peer-to-peer support can now be found online using popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, and in the form of personal blogs. While virtual support can be beneficial for both individuals with an acquired brain injury and caregivers, it is important to also recognize the potential risks associated with this new outlet…

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Brain Care Centre’s Concussion Webinars

Brain Care Centre (BCC) has completed its first webinar series Concussions and You! This six part series discussed what a concussion is, return to learn and return to sport protocols, BCC’s Concussion Service Program and other resources in the community. We also had BCC’s Occupational Therapist and Counsellors as guest speakers to discuss coping strategies…

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Finding Hope in the Holidays through Art

As many individuals experience stress during the holidays, for caregivers this may be a particularly difficult time of year.  Caregivers experience stress often, but the holidays may be a particularly tough time. Issues such as missing social events their loved ones find challenging, having to meet their own, and others’ expectations of them, needing to…

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It was a December that Changed My Life Forever…

The last thing I remember about that day, just before Christmas, is that I was standing outside my local hockey arena and that I felt a “chill” that something bad was about to happen. From what I’ve been told, as I was getting into my car, another vehicle drove up from behind and hit my car,…

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