About the OBIA Online Bookstore


The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) created the OBIA Online Bookstore in 2012 with the aim to provide the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) community with important resources pertaining to brain injuries. These include biographies, manuals, fictional stories, videos and other non-fiction works.

For more information please email us at tbartol@obia.on.ca.


About the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)

Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, and support.

Education

At OBIA we develop, provide and disseminate information and educational tools that define, discuss and describe all aspects of acquired brain injury. At OBIA it is also our objective to track, analyze and report on related acquired brain injury data through the Ontario Brain Injury Survey. We provide brain injury education to the community in a number of ways:

  • Educational materials and brochure
  • Seminars and local conferences
  • Brain Basics Courses
  • Brock Certificate Courses

Awareness

One of our objectives is to bring to the public’s attention the definition and effects of acquired brain injury and its incidence and prevalence. Brain Injury: It’s not just an injury – it’s people. People whose lives have been changed forever by the devastating effects of brain injury. The effects of brain injury are far reaching, touching many that include: survivors, spouses, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, significant others, friends, neurologists, nurses, service coordinators, occupational therapists, legislators, advocates, brain injury association members, certified homecare aides and many others from a host of disciplines and backgrounds. We are a community, a community of people working together to raise brain injury awareness.

Support

ABI can be devastating. Beyond the individuals' impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand with ABI it can become a lifetime of frustration, hardship and isolation. OBIA is committed to providing on-going support to those persons whose lives have been affected. Call our toll-free helpline 1-800-263-5404 or email us We can:

  • attempt to answer your questions about ABI, rehabilitation programs, WSIB, financial assistance (ODSP, CPP etc)
  • provide you with information about the services and benefits you may be entitled to receive
  • discuss issues you should be raising with medical and legal professionals
  • explain the often confusing terminology associated with ABI
  • provide you with the contact information for your local brain injury community association