Year Of The Brain

Brain organizations across southwestern Ontario are coming together to improve support services for those with brain conditions and their care givers.

A total of 17 brain-related organizations are planning a year of activities aimed at raising awareness about the way neurological disorders and mental health issues affect our day-to-day lives.

One in three Canadians suffer from a brain condition, which can have emotional and financial consequences for care givers and family members.

“Working togehter gives organizations a stronger voice in advocating on behalf of those who need assistance, ” says CEO of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Carl Cadogan. Identifying common needs, developing shared programs and pursuing funding for new services will be critical to the successful outcome of the Year of the Brain initiative.”

The activities during “Year of the Brain” include a Brain Fair at the London Children’s Museum, a monthly “Brain Health” webinar and an establishment of a southwestern Ontario brain health network.

The idea was initiated by three organizations: the Brain Injury Association of London and Region, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and Dale Brain Injury Services.