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We are so grateful to Harbourside Rotary for renewing funding for our Music Program. This program has become one of our most popular, to the point where we can barely fit all of the participants in one room!

The Music Program has numerous benefits for brain injury survivors. In terms of physical rehabilitation, using rhythm, pitch, vision and hearing enables clients’ brains to sing words that they aren’t able to speak. Music therapy also has the unique opportunity to focus on the client as a whole person with many abilities and strengths. This program provides clients with positive, successful...

This year a group of passionate VBIS clients and volunteers have decided to particpate in the Spring Sprint event happening at the University of Victoria on Sunday May 25th in order to raise awareness for the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada! 

The Victoria Brain Injury Societies' very own walk and run group that happens every Wednesday from 11am to 12pm decided they wanted to take their active rehabilitation further by helping support local organizations and causes. As a result they have signed up to participate in this wonderful event with the team name The Brain Stormers! If you want to join...

We are so excited to welcome our newest team member, Leah!

Leah will be starting in a new role, as Intake Coordinator, on Monday, May 26th. She will be the smiling face you see at reception every day.

Growing up on a dairy farm outside of Vancouver, Leah followed the salt air to Victoria. After completing her Biology degree at the University of Vitoria, she fell in love with life on the rock.

Leah is very honoured and excited to be joining VBIS in her new role as Intake Coordinator. From her varied careers and interests she brings with her a wide range of skills, particularly those developed...

Do you love parades? Want to be a part of our parade float on Monday, May 19th 2014 in the Victoria Day Parade?! We'd love to have you join us.

Just contact Anna, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 250-598-9339 or e-mail her here and she'll sign you up!

We would like to thank Island Savings Credit Union for continuing to fund our Families First Program.

Families First provides family members with a comprehensive opportunity to become further educated about the issues they and their loved ones will be facing as a result of a member of the family experiencing a brain injury. The program supports family members as they learn about rehabilitation, legal issues, financial issues, services and resources available and the long-term implications of the injury.

The overarching goal of our society is to lend a supportive and helping hand to those...

The Northeast Center for Special Care has released a document that outlines some of the benefits of music therapy session for those who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury. In the document, Rick Shoshensky talks of the many benefits that have been documented through individual participation in the process of creating music, both in a group and independently depending on one's comfort level.

For example, music is an exploratory act of self-reflection, which allows the creator to build self-confidence through artistic expression and tracking individual progression rather than focusing on...

We are hiring an Intake Coordinator! You are the right person to join our team if you are adaptable, can remain grounded and calm despite being pulled in multiple directions and have experience with front line social services work.

Click here to read the full job description.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We recently had a presenter from Vancity come speak to our members about the dangers of fraud and various prevention methods. During the talk a lot of interesting questions were asked! Of course when you have a financial person give a talk, the conversation can veer off into all sorts of interesting directions. One member asked about title insurance for home owners - and our lovely presenter sent us some follow-up information, which we thought we'd share with you.

Click here to view an informational sheet about Homeowners Title Insurance.

The Victoria Brain Injury Society is hiring a part-time Accounting Clerk. Deadline for applications is February 5th at 4 PM.

For more details, please click here.

The Victoria Brain Injury Society will be *CLOSED* on Thursday, January 16th 2014 for our Annual Staff Retreat. We wish we were going to the lake, but really we're just having a cozy little planning session off-site.

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