Traumatic brain injuries and strokes do not discriminate. They do not ‘pick’ people based on religion, politics, gender or socio-economic status. Survivors are your family, your friends and members of your community:
* The annual incidence of acquired brain injuries is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined;
* The economic burden of acquired brain injuries and treatment, is estimated to be greater than $12.7 billion per year;
* The equivalent population of New Brunswick – 741,800 Canadians – live with the effects of a stroke (365,000 men and 376,800 women).
Brain injuries and strokes are on the rise, and there are few community supports to help survivors – and their families – fully integrate back into the community.Our programs not only rehabilitate and integrate, but they also build confidence and hope, and empower survivors and their families to break societal barriers to lead the best life possible in their community.