The needs of individuals with acquired brain injury significantly outweigh existing services and support. But there is currently no coordinated provincial or GTA strategy to advocate for improved ABI services.
The Toronto ABI Network is developing an advocacy strategy to address this need.
The Network formed an Advocacy Working Group in 2011 that includes representatives from across the ABI community. The Group is currently focused on establishing shared concerns and a unified message. Next steps include identifying opportunities aligned with the priorities and planning cycle of the LHINs in order to strengthen advocacy efforts and build a sustained profile for ABI among policy-makers.