Victoria Brain Injury Society opens educational programs for everyone – Vancouver Island Free Daily


The Victoria Brain Injury Society is expanding its education program to make it free to all residents of Greater Victoria.

Acquired Brain Injury 101 has been offered by the company for years, but until now it was only available to brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. As the company expands its mission to educate the community about acquired brain injury, it is making the program available to anyone who is interested.

“Acquired brain injury is a complex subject,” said program host Syd Waddington in a statement. “We’re not trying to create experts, but we want to build understanding and empathy for brain injury survivors in the community.”

The program teaches participants about brain injury through modules on brain anatomy, causes of brain injury, symptoms, and rehabilitation. It is offered as a three-week course and will be held at the Society’s offices at 830 Pembroke Street on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.

According to Brain Injury Canada, 1.5 million Canadians are living with the effects of brain injury. In 2021, Victoria Group served nearly 700 clients, many of whom feel stigmatized in society, making their recovery even more difficult.

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