Brain Injury Association of Niagara

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Record #: NIA0757 Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2014
Description & Services
DescriptionSupport, advocacy, information, referral and recreational activities for persons affected by acquired brain injuries and their families 
* Caregiver Support/Spousal- monthly evening meeting held on-site 
* Closed Peer Group - Moving Ahead After Brain Injury Group - meetings 2/month off-site 
* Closed Youth Peer Group (19-30 years) monthly meetings held off site.  
* Peer support Group- St. Catharines (monthly) off site meetings 
* Peer support Group - Welland - off site meetings 
* Peer Support Group - Niagara Falls - off site meetings 
* Seasonal outings 
Annual concussion awareness and prevention campaigns in community to encourage wearing appropriate helmet for sports activities. 
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedNiagara Region - excluding Fort Erie and the catchment area of Fort Erie
EligibilityAges: 19 year(s) and up 
Adults 19 years of age and older with an acquired brain injury and their families/caregivers residing in area of service
ApplicationIntake process
FeesNone ; None ; BIAN membership and/or program fee required for individuals with an acquired brain injury who wish to access YMCA (also, subject to completion of required forms and physician's certification, and must reside in our area of service, and meet our eligibility criteria.)
EventsHolds biennial conference in October to provide information for professionals, families and/or caregivers and individuals who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury on various issues related to brain injury.  
Annual seasonal summer awareness- prevention campaign- We Caught You Using Your Head, concussion awareness events, Head for the Hills annual race/Corporate Challenge event, Annual Food for Thought gala.
Contact Information
Office Phone905-984-5058
Primary ContactPat Dracup, Program Director, Brain Injury Association of Niagara; Phone: 905-984-5058; Fax: 905-984-5354; Email:
Primary ExecutiveDr Sherrie Bieman-Copland, President
Alternate ExecutiveRob Burns, Past President
Located In CommunitySt Catharines
Address & Map
261 Martindale Rd, Unit 10
St Catharines, ON L2W 1A2
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IntersectionMartindale Rd and S Service Rd
Mailing AddressPO Box 20019 
Thorold, ON L2V 5B3
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Other Details
Service Level(51) Non Profit Charity ; (80) United Way
FundingFundraising - Bingo revenues; Annual race/Corporate Challenge event ; Annual Food for Thought Gala ; United Way - St Catharines; Niagara Falls; South Niagara
Meetingspeer support meetings - St Catharines: weekly * no meetings during summer  
peer support meetings - Welland: monthly * no meetings during summer 
peer support meetings - Niagara Falls: monthly * no meetings during summer 
Mild traumatic brain injury meetings: bi weekly * meetings once per month during Jul and Aug * please note that this is a closed group  
Youth Peer Group (19 to 30 yrs) - monthly meetings (*Please note that this is a closed group) 
Print MaterialNewsletter - Quarterly
SubjectsAdvocacy ; Caregiver support ; Head injuries ; Support groups