Resource Centre

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:

  • An estimated 1.3 million Canadians are living with and an acquired brain injury
  • Over 160,000 Canadians sustain a brain injury each year, which is roughly 465 people daily, or one person injured every 3 minutes
  • The highest incidence of traumatic brain injury are men aged 16-24, men experience brain injury twice as often than female
  • Every year in Canada, over 11,000 people die as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Each year over 6,000 become permanently disabled after a traumatic brain injury
  • Acquired brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age 35
  • 1 in 10 people will know someone who will suffer a brain injury this year
  • About 3,000 of these will be left with physical cognitive/and or behavioural consequences severe enough to prevent them from returning to pre-injury lifestyles

Source:
Ontario Brain Injury Association: www.obia.ca
Brain Trust Canada: www.braintrustcanada.com
Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington: http://www.biaww.com/stats.html

 

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

Source:
Heart and Stroke foundation – 2015

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