We believe in a better future for brain injury survivors.

Our mission is to support, educate, advocate and provide housing assistance for brain injury survivors and their families. In doing so, we strive to increase community awareness about brain injuries and reduce the harmful stigma experienced by survivors.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) results from damage to the brain that occurs after birth – and no two injuries are alike. To meet the diverse needs of our community, we offer individual support, peer support, family support, and various group programs.

We assist people who’ve experienced concussions, strokes, aneurysms, and countless other types of ABI. We’re here to help you recover, adapt, and adjust; regain independence; and develop a secure sense of community. At VBIS, there are people who get it. You’re not alone.

stories of resilience at vbis 

Survivor Stories: Show Curiosity over Judgement

Survivor Stories: Show Curiosity over Judgement

With Remembrance Day so recently passed, it’s crucial to acknowledge the hidden struggles of veterans, which can persist long after their service. This story briefly highlights the journey of a veteran whose military experience led to a challenging battle with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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Survivor Stories: An Unseen Battle

Survivor Stories: An Unseen Battle

With Remembrance Day so recently passed, it’s crucial to acknowledge the hidden struggles of veterans, which can persist long after their service. This story briefly highlights the journey of a veteran whose military experience led to a challenging battle with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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Victoria Brain Injury Society

Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9

Phone: 250-598-9339

Email: admin@vbis.ca

The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is situated on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples. We recognize and express gratitude to the Peoples and Nations in our community, and those throughout the regions we service.  

What are symptoms of a head concussion?

Symptoms of a head concussion can vary based on the severity of the injury. Some symptoms include blurred or double vision, light sensitivity, trouble focusing, and more.

What does a moderate to severe brain injury look like?

A moderate TBI is aquired through unciousness between 30 minutes to 24 hours. A severe TBI is aquired through unciousness that lasts longer than 24 hours.

What are severe brain damage symptoms?

Some of the possible results of a brain injury include cognitive deficits, motor deficits, perceptual or sensory deficits, functional deficits, communication or language deficits, social difficulties, and more.

What happens to people who experience 3 concussions?

The risk of brain function decline increases after each concussion, and after three concussions researchers say that people are at a higher risk of declining brian function later in life.