Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured in Calgary, Alberta

Ride for ARBI

CycleTherapy members hope to raise $40,000 for ARBI on the 105 km trek from Banff to Lake Louise and back! 

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...for the annual classic at Heritage Pointe in memory of Bill Powers!

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Big brother, foodie, snowboarder, “Americano lover” …
Survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury. Lukasz got a second chance …

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Retired engineer, husband, photographer and stroke survivor.

Out of long-term care and back home.

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Sam Switzer

"What stuck with me after a tour of the ARBI facility was the perseverance. Encouraged by family and staff, ARBI’s clients persist through hard work to ensure their best outcome.  The possibilities for these clients should not be compromised by a lack of equipment."

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Jim Gray

“I support ARBI because it is really what Calgary is all about; people coming together to support each other through challenging times.”

Learn how Jim Gray gives second chances …

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Enjoys sports, loves music and appreciates art. 
What she really wants is to volunteer and make a difference. 
She is a brain injury survivor. Carla got a second chance...

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Iron Al

Six-time Ironman, father of six, and grandfather of 22 … stroke survivor.
Alan got a second chance …

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ARBI gives brain injury and stroke survivors a second chance at life.

ARBI provides intensive community-based rehabilitation and family support in a nurturing environment. With personalized rehab, and lots of encouragement, survivors can once again enjoy fulfilling lives in their communities. Continue learning.

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News & Events

Judy Stawnychko brought her son Mike (above) to ARBI 20 years ago for rehab following a brain injury. Soon after, she took the reigns as our executive director and began to guide us with ambition and grace through unprecedented growth.

Now in our 36th year, we look a bit different from the outside looking in, but our values remain the same and those who know us, know that our values continue to set the course we’re on. 

Just as family brought her to us many years ago, they call her back again, this time into retirement.

Take care of your mother for us, Mike! We know you will. (Read Judy's farewell message here.)

From the heart, thanks for everything, Judy, and welcome to our new executive director, Mary Ellen!

Mary Ellen Neilson is a born and bred Albertan with an impressive record in the financial sector. Her vision is sure to keep us on course, and usher in a bright future of hope and success for our clients and families. Plus, she’s already won us over with some fine work in the kitchen (soup and sugary baking, if you’re curious).

Drop her a line to say hi! She won’t mind, promise:



Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Stampede Breakfast on July 19! We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to our presenting sponsor, Grover & Company Lawyers, as well as the Kinsmen Club of Stampede City and Classic LifeCare. 




This just in! View our Annual Report for 2013-14 here.


Thanks supporting The Ride of a Lifetime! The evening couldn't have gone better, and we're so excited about all the new friends we made and the possibilities for the future. Stay tuned for more pictures and news!


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