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Organization: Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley  
Phone Numbers: 613-233-8303
Fax: 613-233-8422
The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave, Rm 300, 3rd Flr (North Wing)
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6H5
Intersection: Bronson Ave and Laurier Ave W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-3 pm * by appointment only
Executives: Wendy Charbonneau - President
Mary-Lou Macdonald - Treasurer
Public Contacts: Wendy Charbonneau - President
- Program Co-ordinator Step Up Work Centre
Service Description: Provides support, assistance and information to people living with a brain injury, their families and professionals.

Offers supportive services for treatment, rehabilitation, counselling and care * assists in the development of such programs * works towards improved services in the local community * fosters public awareness of the needs of the survivors of brain injury and their families * promotes the prevention of traumatic brain injury.

Step Up Work Centre: provides acquired brain injury survivors with a safe space to come learn and share their experiences. This member-run program offers opportunities in each of the following units: administration * kitchen and food preparation * maintenance / environmental with a goal of vocational training. * Also offers education workshops on life skills as well as mediation and cognitive fitness.

Homemade meals served on Wednesday and Thursday at a cost of $3.50

Artistic Expressions Workshop provides participants an opportunity to use their creative abilities as everyday coping strategies

Peer Mentoring Telephone Program: Partners and Mentors are matched for this once a week telephone program * all participants are screened and mentors require a criminal check

Meetings: Concussion Support Meetings held every Monday 10:30 am-12 noon Peer support meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesdays 10:30 am-12 noon A family support meeting is held the third Wednesday of the month 7 pm-9 pm The drop-in group meets for a brown bag lunch or snack on Wednesdays 12 noon-2 pm at The Step Up Work Centre. The Step Up Work Centre Day Program Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am-3 pm
Fees: Membership - Dual Membership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley: Individual $30; Family $50; Professional $100 (2017)
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Eligibility / Target Population: Persons 16 years of age and over with acquired brain injuries, their families and/or caregivers and professionals
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: Contact person: Wendy Charbonneau
Area Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Acquired Brain Injury

This information was last completely updated on December 5, 2017

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