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Congratulations to our Chair

Hedy Chandler, Chair of the Toronto ABI Network, recently celebrated 30 years as Executive Director of Community Head Injury Resources Services (CHIRS). The milestone was marked at a gathering of former associates, current clients and friends and families. CHIRS (formerly Ashby House) was established in 1978 as the first community-based brain injury rehabilitation program in […]

2015-16 annual report now available

The Network’s 2015-16 annual report, Changing Needs, Evolving Focus, provides a snapshot of our activities over the past year.  DOWNLOAD REPORT

Update on clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation of adults with moderate-severe TBI

This past year, the Toronto ABI Network participated in a 60-member consensus panel to develop clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation of adults with moderate-severe TBI. We have since been asked to serve on the Ontario Implementation Advisory Committee to advise on key system issues and guide the overall implementation process. The initiative is being led […]

ABI Inpatient Referral Process Change

Changes to Inpatient ABI Rehabilitation Referral Process Effective October 1, 2015, the Toronto ABI Network will no longer manage a centralized wait list for access to inpatient ABI rehabilitation. Why the change? Over the past five years, the total number of referrals to inpatient ABI rehabilitation and community-based services received by the Network has increased by 55 […]

2014-15 Annual Report Now Available

The Network’s 2014-15 annual report, Making Connections for Change, provides a snapshot of our activities over the past year. DOWNLOAD REPORT

Back to School Conference 2015

The Toronto ABI Network along with PIA Law is happy to host the bi-annual 2015 Back to School conference. DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2015 TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm LOCATION:  Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, 60 Yorkville Ave. Google Map Directions COST:  $125 (Includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments and cocktail reception) CONFERENCE Proposed government changes […]

What ABI Providers Should Know about Substance Use and Brain Injury

The Toronto ABI Network hosted a full day workshop on June 5th, 2015 at Grasett Hall, St. John’s Rehab – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  The workshop was an outstanding, sold out event that was attended by 65 health care professionals working in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, brain injury associations, CCAC and a variety of […]

Building a Service Resolution Function in Toronto

Recommendations for Meeting the Needs of People with Complex Mental Health, Addictions, and Other Challenges, May 2015 Within the ABI community are individuals who are not only living with an acquired brain injury, but who also face challenges related to co-existing mental health, addictions, developmental and/or justice issues. In 2014/2015, as co-chair of the Toronto-Human […]

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

The Acquired Brain Injury and Society Team at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, and the Acquired Brain Injury Research Lab at the University of Toronto & Toronto Rehab-UHN are pleased to announce the 2015 Speaker Series for Brain Injury Awareness Month, taking place throughout the month of June. The Speaker Series features a multidisciplinary range of experts […]

Substance Use and Brain Injury Workshop

The Toronto ABI Network is hosting a workshop on June 5th, 2015 from 9:00am-4:00pm*at Grasset Hall, St. John’s Rehab – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 285 Cummer Ave, Toronto, M2M 2G1. Designed by Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS), this workshop is intended for providers of brain injury […]