To further support efficient transitions from hospital to community, the Toronto ABI Network has conducted an environmental scan of services available and service changes in the community as a result of COVID-19.
The ABI community service COVID-19 information report provides up-to-date information on operational changes, service offered, availability of in-person and/or virtual services, and changes to wait times as a result of this pandemic.
The information in this report will be updated bi-monthly.
The community-based organizations and programs listed below provide services to individuals with an ABI living in the Greater Toronto Area. To find organizations and services outside of Toronto and the GTA, please connect with the ABI Navigator in your area.
Programs for People with an ABI
ABI Support and Therapy Groups in the GTA
Listing of support groups for adults and children with an ABI. This listing of specialized support groups and workshops available in the Greater Toronto Area is compiled by the Toronto ABI Network.
Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST)
Mixed gender, women’s and peer led caregiver support groups. Social drop-in for men with ABI, case management services and workshops. Warm Line open for information and support, Monday to Friday, 12 – 4 PM: 416-830-1485
Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)
Residential programs, supported independent living, adult day programs and community programs
Case Management, supportive housing, short-term residential beds, day programs, court and justice related services, an assertive community treatment team (ACT), and services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness
Holland Bloorview Online Family Resource Centre
Online information and support to parents of children with disabilities
March of Dimes Canada
Rehabilitation, attendant care, peer support groups and supportive housing programs
Ontario Brian Injury Association (OBIA)
Advocacy helpline, peer support program, online support groups (concussion and caregiver), caregiver education program and caregiver hotline, Brain Injury Speaks and many online ABI resources. Toll free number: 1-800-263-5404
PACE Independent Living
ABI community program, assisted living services and adult day services
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) and Cota ABI Outreach Team
Case management, clinical services and skills training
West Park Healthcare Centre Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Adult Day Program
Recreational activities, social support, skills training, case management and caregiver
York-Simcoe Brain Injury Services
(Mackenzie Health/March of Dimes) Case coordination, functional assessments, individualized rehab plans and community support to assist with community reintegration
York Region ABI Adult Day Program
(Mackenzie Health) Physical health programming, cognitive activities and social programming