The Toronto ABI Network plays an essential role as a collective voice for people living with ABI. We advocate on their behalf for accessible, high quality, publicly-funded services. We also look for opportunities to partner with other sectors and to build the profile of ABI among policy-makers by identifying shared priorities.
- Advocating for inter-organizational collaboration
In 2014, the Network hosted a think tank discussion with key system leaders to develop a plan for a community-based model of care that could better address the complex needs of people with ABI. The Network is also working with the mental health and addiction and justice sectors to implement a Service Resolution Process to address the needs of complex clients who face system barriers and access issues.
- Informing work on clinical practice guideline
The Network participated in a 60-member consensus panel of experts from across Ontario and Quebec to develop a clinical practice guideline for the rehabilitation of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. The guidelines are expected in the spring of 2016.