When a brain injury occurs it often leaves the survivor and their family feeling like they just got off of a plane in a foreign country with no directions, or ability to speak the local language, lost and frightened.
The Resource Centre is a guide to navigating this new territory. Although this new life may feel unfamiliar at first, we believe with the proper support, the transition can be eased.
We have compiled information and links to lead you in the right direction.
Statistics on acquired brain injury
Statistics on stroke
400,000 Canadians are living with long-term disability from stroke and in the next two decades, the number of people living with long-term stroke disability will increase by 80 per cent to 726,000
80 per cent of people who have a stroke have restrictions to their daily activities
60 per cent of people who have stroke report that they need help afterwards
Heart and Stroke foundation – 2015