NOSBIS is a non-profit society that supports ABI survivors and their family members. Our head office is in Salmon Arm, BC. Our area of coverage includes the North Okanagan from Coldstream to Enderby and the Shuswap from Salmon Arm to Sqilax including all points in between. Our members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. Professionals, interested citizens, and service providers are also welcome as members.
NOSBIS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing community stakeholders including: survivors, service providers, educators and professionals.
NOSBIS has four employees and a large number of volunteers.
The North Okanagan Shuswap Brain Injury Society offers a comprehensive range of services to Survivors of an Acquired Brain Injury, their Family and Friends, crucial to regaining a productive life. Survivors offer each other support through social activities, recreational activities and peer support. Information and support is vital to assist families in the initial stages of brain injury. We can help during the difficult transitions stages.
The NOSBIS mission is to enhance quality of life by empowering survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to rebuild the essential skills necessary to re-acquire their independence and regain control over their lives, and as well, to educate our communities in order to prevent brain injury in the first place.
1. To provide Case Management services for brain injury survivors that includes initial survivor evaluation, rehabilitation plan development, plan implementation, and subsequent survivor evaluation.
2. To provide essential Lifeskills Programs to teach brain injury survivors appropriate coping skills.
3. To advocate for services that meet the needs of brain injury survivors and their caregivers.
4. To provide support for caregivers and survivors of brain injury.
5. To prevent brain injury by educating our communities about the causes and effect of brain injuries. This may include incidence, causation, symptoms, effects and rehabilitation.
6. To develop a financially and structurally sound organization.
NOSBIS is funded by The Province of British Columbia, The United Way, Interior Health Authority, The City of Salmon Arm and generous community members.