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We're saying a huge thank you to all our staff, clients, donors and volunteers! You all help make VBIS a wonderful supportive place. We have some fun events planned to say thank you on the 14th, 15th and 16th of April. Watch our website for more information.

Victoria Brain Injury Society is excited to announce a fab fun-filled fundraiser. On Thursday April 30th, Tight Hair and Kick Start will be playing an awesome evening of music to entertain and delight.

Kicking the evening off will be Kick Start. This fantastic four-piece cover band will be taking us back in time with classic rock from today back to the seventies. Tight Hair will then take over the stage to delight and entertain with all your favorite disco, dance and funk tunes from the seventies. Come join us for an evening of great tunes and fun times!

When: Thursday April 30th

Doors at...

“Dancing is fantastic for brain health, as well as physical, emotional and social well-being. Research has found that frequent dancing is one of the best activities for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

 

Joanne has trained in numerous forms of dance, including contemporary modern, improvisation and social dance. She has a master’s of education and has been immersed in facilitating groups for 17 years

 

To ensure a spot, please speak to Alex S or Leah at the VBIS reception desk.

We will give you a reminder call before the session.

 

Come on down to the office  to help VBIS celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

Monday 16th to Thursday 19th:

Door prizes, a wishing tree, as well as all the usual activities.

 

Thursday 19th  February  1 PM:

Learn how to cook a delicious, traditional Chinese meal.

 

 

Did you know... a REGISTERED DISABILITY SAVINGS PLAN can help you save for the future?

WHO: If you have a disability and are under 50 years old

WHAT: The Government of Canada can help, even if you do not have money to contribute.

WANT TO LEARN HOW THIS WORKS?

We are holding an information session at VBIS on Monday, March 2 at 1:00pm for about one hour.

Please RSVP to Leah or Alex S at VBIS reception so that we can ensure there is sufficient seating.

This session is funded by the Government of Canada.

 

Do you want to help survivors of brain injury and their families? Are you interested in determining the strategic direction of an organization? Do you want to support and advocate on behalf of a community organization that serves over 400 individuals every year?

 

Whether caused by a concussion, car accident, brain tumor, aneurysm, stroke, substance abuse, assault or accident, acquiring a brain injury can have a severe impact on a person’s life. Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) provides counseling, group support, education and advocates to survivors of brain injury.

 

Victoria Brain Injury...

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Nicole Nelson. Nicole has been offered a position at an organization where she will be able to fulfill her life-long goal of working with First Nations communities. Nicole has been with the Victoria Brain Injury Society since 2011. She will be working with the Board of Directors to ensure the organization makes a smooth transition to new leadership.

The Board of Directors will be seeking an excellent candidate to take over the helm.

For more information on the job posting, or to apply, please visit

The Victoria Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce the 2015 Victoria & Circle Tour Art Calendar Fundraiser in partnership with Suzanne of Blue Heron Arts!

Earlier this month, the Victoria Foundation Vital Signs report came out, which outlines Greater Victoria's progress for the last year in areas such as Health and Wellness, Housing, Standards of Living, Environmental Sustainability, Safety, Learning, Transportation, and Sports & Recreation; it even has a large section on youth perceptions and engagement within our city! If you've ever wondered the volunteer rate in the city, or how affordable housing really is, then this report is for you! Take a look and let us know anything that stands out for you.

We want to thank The Victoria Foundation...

When looking around West Coast cities today, it's safe to say there has been a dramatic increase in those choosing to use a bike as their main form of transportation.

Many are opting to take the bike route due to increased living expenses, gas prices, as well as physical and environmental factors.

But even with there being a law for riders to wear helmets at all times and a possible $100 fine, we often see riders opting not to wear them.

Apparently good hair is more important than what is underneath. 

When searching online about the issues people have with helmets, there's an influx of posts...

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